Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Dachshund Snowy Day Thank You Card

Another card requested by my cousin.

I have created sunny day backgrounds for the dachshund to frolic in, but it is December, and I wasn’t looking to do that. I looked through my 6 x 6 holiday papers and found this perfect scene.

Hope your Christmas was the best it could be in this odd, trying year. Ours was very nice, although different (we delivered holiday food to my parents on Christmas, and my in-laws on the day after Christmas). The package mailed to Offspring1 that we thought got lost (in reality, it sat in the overwhelmed Baltimore Post Office for 2 weeks), arrived safely at its destination on Christmas Eve.

So, I am ready to clean up 2020 and move on to 2021.

Have a great day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Sunny Studio Very Merry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Snoopy Thank You Card

One of my cousins requested a few thank you cards.

I stamped Snoopy, then masked him with a piece of a Post It Note, and blended a background around him.

Fretting about things that are not Christmas related, not getting the Christmas related things done. Oh, well.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Thanks a Bunch Daisy Note Card

With the last name “Daisey”, you know I collect daisy stamps! I have had my eye on this one for a little while, Offspring3 gifted it to me.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C1, YG03, YG25, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sticking By Me Small Square Card

Offspring3 gifted me some new Newton’s Nook stamps for Christmas, I have just started playing with them. L-O-V-E them!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Tree Silhouette Thank You Note Cards

More thank you note cards, using my favorite trees.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired), Pear Pizzazz, inks – Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired), Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampendous.


Navy and Pool Thanks Note Pair

Offspring3 has commissioned a set of thank you note cards for one of her friends. The parameters are greens and blues, nature or outdoors (not floral).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Kraft Ranunculus Thanks Card

Offspring3 and I got free tickets to the play “Everybody”, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s Lansburgh Theatre this past weekend. This is the thank you card I made to send to our benefactor (Thanks, Elena!).

I am personally struggling with the monthly release overload factor in the stamping industry right now. (Which is also adding to the  “do I really want to continue blogging?” thought bubble you see hovering over my head! (renewal fee is due this month) I cannot keep up with new products. I do not feel internal pressure to overspend (quite the opposite) in FOMO. I feel I am no longer relevant in this space, and quite frankly, social media has marched on from blogging to Instagram and stories and beyond. Maybe that thought needs to be its own post!  LOL! I digress.)

So, I chose to go back to basics here – this is all stamping. No embossing, no die cutting. I chose fall colors and kraft paper (even dug out a matching kraft envelope).

Very happy with the result.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black.

 


Black Eyed Susan Thank You Card

I needed one more card to add to the stack to be delivered to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery recently. This was it!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Copic B0000, E23, E37, E57, YG95, Y17, Y18, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Many Thanks Butterfly Note Card

I was in the mood for a butterfly.

I am STILL in the mood for a butterfly – I need to venture into one of my craft storage boxes and find an old stamp set. Hopefully, I will find and and make something with it over the weekend.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.