Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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.


Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year!

I have no firework stamps or paper, but I thought the Watercolor Galaxy paper by Brutus Monroe would work – nature’s fireworks.

I am working diligently on my holiday cards (with the Happy New Year sentiment) – I will post about them after they get mailed.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Dia de los Muertos 2018

Dia de los Muertos 2018.

For Offspring3.

I thought the watercolor galaxy paper from Brutus Monroe was a perfect backdrop.

The sentiment was printed from my computer. The translation is: Whoever lives with hope, dies in peace.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B02, C3, E53, R29, YG23, Y17, Y26, Y28, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (characters), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.