Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Cool Bear Tag – 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge

Ellen Hutson is having her 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge again this year. I always love to see what her designers create. This year, the daily themes are inspired by Christmas Carols.

My tag was inspired by Day 7, Cool Yule with Heather Meeson . After I saw the title, “Cool Yule”, Baloo from the animated version of The Jungle Book was stuck in my head.

So, I colored the MFT sELFIE bear similar to Baloo. Who could be cooler? Shoobie doo bop!

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things,, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic 100, B0000, N1, N4, R29, YG23, Gina K. Designs Amalgam, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions, hole punch – Fiskars, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.

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MFT Bear sELFIE Gift Tag

I really love this bear! I think he would be great for a winter birthday card as well as anything holiday related.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things,,  paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B28, BG0000, C1, C7, R20, R29, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, glitter – Ranger Stickles Crystal, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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I did get some Copic coloring done, but did not get a card assembled.

I enjoyed the coloring time, that is for sure!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B0000, B00, B28, BV25, C1, C7, G03, R14, R21, R29, YR04, YR09, YR68, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Kissing Bears Card (featuring OLD mulberry paper!)

This image and sentiment were part of my Sunday morning scavenge.

I also unearthed a scrap of pale blue mulberry paper that must be 15 years old.

Here we are, the Friday before Thanksgiving, and I still have so much to do! (and WHY did my dryer pick this week to stop working???) I don’t think I will be blogging next week – I’ll be back the first Monday in December.

If you celebrate, have a great Thanksgiving.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! mulberry paper, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, G17, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Navy and Floral Wedding Card

Someone in my husband’s family is getting married next week.

I based my color and design choices on the invitation we received. (I looked it up online – the design is available from VistaPrint.)

I used the navy, the floral theme (I don’t have roses), and the oval shape.

Stamping on dark cardstock is a lot of work! Each flower or leaf was stamped first in white, then in at least one layer of color. I would not have been able to do this without my MISTI for repeat stamping.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Inky Antics, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Copper, inks – Copic RV11, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

Ornaments of Life Snowmen Note Duo

I love this My Favorite Things snowman set!!

I ran into our dentist office last week to drop off a payment, and the Office Manager ENCOURAGED me to bring my card basket to my checkup in mid December. I am making a few quick winter holiday note cards to add to the card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, BG0000, BV29, C7, G17, RV29, V04, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Flowers in Bloom Birthday Duo

Here are the finished results of some of the coloring I had posted a few weeks ago.

So…Thanksgiving is coming. Anyone else in a bit of a panic about how much needs to be accomplished between now and then??? I just keep telling myself to BREATHE.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic 100, R20, R21, R24, R85, R89, Y17, Y18, YG95, YR04, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.