Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Yellow Mother’s Day Cards

Cards for my mother-in-law. She loves yellow.

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic (yellow gingham), Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R14, Y17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Beachy Broken Wayfarers Birthday

Broken glasses because someone had LASIK surgery right before their birthday.

And the beach, because the beach is perfect!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Glossy Black (I think?), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Vellum, Stardreams Metallic Gold, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (glasses), Provo Craft (numbers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Red and Royal Baby Card

When I made the Joe Cool card a few weeks ago, I made an extra royal brick background. I looked at it a few days later, and decided it needed to be a baby card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaMark, dies – Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are the Valentine cards that I made but did not blog individually.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Curious Metallics Iridescent Pearl (I think!), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – C5, C7, E21, E23, E33, V04, V17, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Black Onyx, dies – My Favorite Things (mermaid, rock), Taylored Expressions, stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Sunny Studio, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Copic C3, C5, R89, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequin hearts – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic C3, C5, R11, YG25, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequin heart – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E53, Y18, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, C1, R29, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Orchid and Purple New Baby Card

Slowly working on mojo & restocking my card basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence, inks – Copic E21, V04, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Bright Daisies Birthday Card

I would love to be able to grow Gerbera daisies in these colors!

We made it to Friday! Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Yellow (050), die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Copic Colored Bouquets Mother’s Day Card

This one is for my mother-in-law. I stamped the bouquet 3 times and colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic BV00, E23, R02, R20, R21,V04, Y06, Y11, YG03, YG95, YR04, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Stenciled Posies Mother’s Day Card

Frantically trying to get Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mother and Mother-in-law. I didn’t pay attention to the calendar. YIKES! Mother’s Day is Sunday.

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Paint Chip Cards and the return of the missing mojo…

My creative mojo has been mostly absent for the past year. Pandemic concerns. Elder care and assistance.

But crafting has been my art therapy, my happy place for 18 years.

Was I bored with my crafting?

Was I overwhelmed with the crafting industry “buy this now” monthly release push? That answer has been YES for a while. (Yes, I know my being overwhelmed is MY problem, not a problem with the industry!) Sensory overload for me.

Was it time to move on?

So, I have been struggling along, making the bare minimum of cards for family.

I finished making my New Years cards in mid January (because I bailed on making Christmas cards, but I had purchased holiday postage stamps – have to send something!), and here come Valentine’s Day cards…

But my mojo peeked out from under the couch next to my craft table and asked me…

I am enjoying crafting. I have ideas. I STILL LOVE COLOR.

Alas, I have discovered that my card basket is very picked over (thanks to Offspring3 and my cousins! Love you! ❤ ). Lots of categories that need to be refilled.

Paint chips were begging to be stamped upon. So, two cards to help refill the basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, paper – Behr paint chips (Home Depot), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powders – Gina K Designs Fine Detail Silver, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper


Lemonade and Honey Peony Birthday Card

I started this with the peonies being only blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink – but they just did not show up that well. I added Wild Honey Distress Ink, and WOW! They came to life!

Another card from the “mother-in-law requested birthday cards” collection.

Supplies:  Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.