Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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I PINE For You Note Card

Ellen Hutson had this Lawn Fawn pineapple set (called “Aloha”) on sale earlier in the week. I needed a more whimsical pineapple! AND a new pun!

Happy Friday!

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic B02, BG15, G03, G46, V04, Y17, YG03, YG17, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.

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Air Show Father’s Day Card 2018

Last of the Father’s Day cards for this year.

I made this for hubby Saturday night, knowing that he and 2 of the Offspring were attending the Air Show (on the beach) on Father’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Expressions in Ink, Hero Arts, ImaginAir Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Baseball TV Father’s Day Card

For the man watching baseball on TV on Father’s Day!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, E41, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Mama Elephant (computer), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger Super FIne Detail clear.


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Graduation Card – with dog mascot

Offspring2 graduated from college at the end of May, with a BA in Visual Arts, Photography concentration. #proudmama

The University mascot is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever (which is the state dog of Maryland) named True Grit.

Offspring2 and I exchange dog videos and memes daily – how could I pass up the opportunity with the card?

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E33, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (oval), Taylored Expressions (tassle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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My Life Would Suck Without You Note Card

This is from a cute little set by Sunny Studio.

And all I could hear (playing in my head) while working on this card was this:

(I stashed this note in Offspring3’s suitcase as we parted ways on Friday (I flew home, she flew to Spain).)

Supplies: Stamps – Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, inks – Copic C3, C5, R39, R89, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail.


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Spit Happens Llama Card

Not sure why Lorenzo the Llama needed to be in a photo for the spit happens card, but that was the design that was in my head.

I added Glossy Accents to the spit drops to make them appear wet.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B0000, B02, E23, E33, E51, R81, YR09, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions (photo frame), Technique Tuesday (spit), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Super Fine Detail clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Mermaid and Clown Fish Hello Note Card

I painted the background with distress inks, and colored the adorable mermaid and fish with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic BG15, BV00, E15, E19, E51, E57, V04, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (fish, mermaid), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.