Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Sh*t Could Be Worse Card

This Voices in my Head stamp set from Ellen Hutson arrived Monday at lunchtime…I had this card made before I went to bed.

I stamped/embossed/colored the head on white cardstock, and fussy cut it out. It had to go on the raindrop background paper. (Raise your hand if you can hear Igor from “Young Frankenstein” say, “Could be worse…could be raining!”)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic E21, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Banner Collage Congratulations Card

Paper scraps seem to be the theme this week! This time, I made a collage out of fishtailed strips.

Supplies:  Stamp – Sugar Pea Designs, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Desert Storm, Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Beachy Vibes Anniversary Card

I was up against a time constraint for this card, and I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper to create a beachy card.

This one was for personal use.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


On A Whim Vertical Waves Card

Drat the Polar Vortex!!  It feels like ice planet Hoth here!  (And this is only the Mid-Atlantic – not a northern border state that is really FROZEN.) The thermometer on my kitchen window read -1 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday morning at 5:30 AM.

I need WARM SUNSHINE.

Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper will help my mood. I did a little vertical layering.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Caffeine and Kindness Royal Note Card

Happy Friday!

As you can see, I paper pieced another coffee cup for today’s note card. Actually, I paper pieced a bunch of them last weekend, just working my way through them!

This sentiment is from a Right at Home set of sentiments called How Have You Bean?.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Right At Home, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Avery Elle, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Coffee Themed Encouragement Cards

I think this Let’s Venti sentiment is wonderful!

The Perk Up version is a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Dena Designs Happy Girl, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup, sleeve), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Encouragement Ice Cream Cards

I really wish I could get a version of this ice cream paper with a blue background!

This second card is a note card. And, YES, I have this paper in 2 different sizes – the smaller scale is from a 6 x 6 pad, the larger scale is an individual sheet I purchased separately.

Are you asking, “why ice cream today, Kathy??”

This past weekend, Offspring3 and I went to see “The Color Purple” at The Kennedy Center. It was a lovely show. On the way home, we stopped at our local soft serve stand and ate dessert before dinner!  I got the better end of the deal – she bought the tickets & drove (Metro construction zones, rail closures made it too difficult to go on public transportation), I paid for parking and ice cream.

SO…I have had ice cream on my mind!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.