Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Pink and Black Buffalo Check Note Card


This was sent off to a dear friend.

How are your holiday preparations proceeding? The offspring helped decorate the Christmas tree over the weekend. And I printed my wall calendars (3 – 2 for gifts, 1 for here). I still have not completed a holiday card – good thing I have lots of sentiments to choose from because HAPPY NEW YEAR is looking more and more appropriate!

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (holly, berries), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Yard Swing Thinking of You Card

This swing was in my folder of stamped images, waiting to be colored. I added a dry embossed layer, to accent the wood of the swing.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic B34, E23, R24, YG17, Y23, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


Thinking of You Lighthouse Card

I had the lighthouse already stamped & embossed, just waiting to be colored. I tried to make it into an anniversary card, but none of my anniversary sentiments would fit around the lighthouse.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Real Red, inks – Copic B00, C5, R29, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear.


Distress Oxide Rustic Botanicals Cards

Here is a pair of cards made with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

Happiness is Contagious Card

I made this as a welcome home card for Offspring3. Look at all of the suitcases smiling!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Bavarian Themed Thinking of You Card

WOOT! I made this in under an hour yesterday morning!  Not saying the mojo stuck around after I got it put together, but I feel better.

So, context. Random, right? Nope. Offspring3 is back in Germany, although not in Bavaria for this trip. She has sent me photos of brezen (pretzels – YUM!), that is where the pretzels came in. The blue diamonds are on the Bavarian flag, so that seemed like the perfect backdrop.

Looking for a Bavarian flag image to post, I stumbled upon Sheldon & Amy demonstrating what I needed!

Offspring3 has already called dibs on this.

Guten tag!

Supplies: Stamps: Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip (retired), Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Turquoise and Orchid Floral Silhouette Thinking of You Note Card

A quick note card today. I still love this old flower silhouette stamp! I colored it with old Stampin’ Up! markers today.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, organdy ribbon – Offray.