Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Llama Tell You Card

Here is Lorenzo Llama again! Today, I die cut and popped him up on foam dimensionals over a pieced background.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Wild Wasabi, inks – Copics E23, E41, E53, YG17, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides, stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Lorenzo), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear.

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Feline Nurse Ratched Get Well Card

This card got mailed to my uncle, who is recuperating from surgery.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic R81, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Yellow Butterfly Paint Chip Birthday Note Card

Gosh, I wish it were warm enough for butterflies! Hurry up, SPRING!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Eres Fabulosa Note Card

A lot of the stamp companies are offering monthly craft kits, limited edition items. They offer subscriptions (you don’t know what is coming to you until the products are revealed), or you can try to buy one of the sets on your own (it may go out of stock, if it is popular). I am not the target customer for monthly kits – LOL – I don’t have that much disposable income!

I have only purchased one or two of these monthly kits.

But, this month (April 2018), the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit was a MUST HAVE for me. The fiesta theme is so cute! The image above is from an add on set, called Shake Your Bones. A set full of Dia de los Muertos images!!

I scrambled to make this card Friday morning, and get it photographed before I gave it to Offspring3.

The sentiment means “you are fabulous”. This character is a version of La Calavera Catrina.

And…I don’t normally take my photos in direct sunlight. But, I was impatient, and I truly wanted PROOF that we had direct sunlight! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny days. We are back to chilly & wet weather.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Copics BG18, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (dancer), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lighthouse Paint Chip Anniversary Card

I went to Lowe’s last week, in search of Stainless Steel appliance cleaner/polish. Of course I brought paint chips home with me. The paint chips sat on top of my paper cutter, next to the computer for a few days. Husband asks, “are you going to paint something?” Wife answers, “no, I use them in my crafting.” Husband grumbles, “you use them crafting???”

(I went looking back in my card photos – I started stamping in the fall of 2002, and I have been using paint chips since at least mid 2005. Granted, Husband does not see everything card or project I make.)

So, of course, I had to use a paint chip on the anniversary card for aforementioned Husband.

The paint chip is a LARGE one, 3.75 x 9 inches. I trimmed off 1/4 inch both ways to make it fit my T-A-L-L card (finished size 4 x 9.25 inches…it fits into a business size A10 envelope).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic Boo, R24, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse, seagulls), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Basketball Birthday Card

Another card we gave to Dad last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – basketball paper – source unknown (pattern is “Shootin’ Hoops”, it is OLD!), Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, gold stars – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Trio of Pink Encouragement Cards

More encouragement cards for someone going through breast cancer treatment.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Crate Paper Good Vibes, My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.