Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


More Sunflower Cards

I stamped a few different color sunflowers, and here is what I put together.

I can’t believe October is almost over!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Lifestyle Crafts (hexagons), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (rounded tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Sunflower Thinking of You Card

Well, HELLO!

I have not made a card in 3 months. I can’t believe I just typed that.

Creative MOJO has been absent, parents have needed my time, etc, etc. Once you get out of the habit, it is hard to make it back.

I felt a lot like the rusted Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

Remembering how to format a post is almost as stressful as trying to create a card!

I am not sure how much I will be posting, or if I will just let the blog go when my next billing cycle comes along.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


I Love Naps & You Card

The Taylored Expressions Grumpling set strikes again!

I blended a little ink behind the window to ground the grumpling.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 110, E21, E53, R20, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black.


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Rise and Not Shine Card

Here is another card made with one of the Taylored Expressions Grumpling characters. They make me giggle.

I blended a few distress inks on the daffodil card stock to give the sunrise some dimension.

Although, I am a morning person – up before any alarm 95% of the time.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C00, C1, R11, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunrays), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (bunny), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art powder clear.


Adventure Bikes Card

I had one of my bike stamps out, working on a card for personal use…and this one had to play through first. I used a Gina K. Designs wreath builder template to stamp the bike in the corners.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, PinkFresh Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Bookcase Strip Cards

The bookcase stamp I got is big – 6 x 6 inches. I color all of it, and then cut out what I need for a card front. Leaving me with strips of bookcase beautifulness left over to be used on other cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Calypso Coral, inks – Copic B21, C3, C7, E53, G00, N1, N4, R14, Y06, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Let’s Venti Note Card

I stumbled upon this paper pieced coffee cup in one of my folders and I had to use it.

Longing for a time when we can say, “Meet me at Barnes & Noble to catch up!”

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (coffee cup), Spellbinders (circle).


Bookcase Card

Offspring3 and I have a thing for bookcases. And all the things that you contain in bookcases.

With news contributors ZOOMing from their living rooms or offices during the pandemic, we have seen some beautiful bookcases in the last year.

Here are some examples! No need to watch the videos, you can see the bookcases in the preview pane.

Michael Beschloss, presidential historian:

(He gets bonus points for that fireplace!)

Kacie Hunt from MSNBC:

(She gets bonus points for books arranged by COLOR!)

ANYWAY, I found a bookcase stamp that hits it all – from Brutus Monroe. It even has cats and cameras – very versatile.

The interior sentiment of this card is Sending you warm wishes & sunny smiles.  (I stamped one too many for New Year’s cards.)

Supplies: Stamp – Brutus Monroe, paper – Neenah Classis Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (way, way retired), inks – Copic B21, C3, C7, E53, YG25, VersaMark Clair Nocturne, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous.


Hummingbird Thinking of You Card

I wanted to use the hummingbird stamp, but I didn’t want to take the time to color the image. I searched through all of my metallic paper samples, and found this blue one.

My mother-in-law requested a few birthday cards, and I am including this in the stash I send to her.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallics Vista (I think?), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (hummingbird), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail Powder white.