Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Tulips for Days

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This past weekend I went TULIP CRAZY. Seriously.

I was inspired by a tulip stamp I saw last week – that I don’t have, I don’t have the craft funds to purchase (and, really, I would use it for March & April, then it would sit the rest of the year).

So I pulled out my old, wood mount tulip stamps. Made 16 cards, and have 2 more images (a newer, mixed bouquet stamp) colored but not made into cards yet. Always good to pull out the old stuff to see if it still works – of course it does! (why else would I have kept it in my basement this long – the old favorites ALWAYS work!)

The thank you set (of 8) is for my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Pop-Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Grape, Old Olive, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, R29, RV13, V04, V17, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y18, Y35, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Real Red, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, tri-frame), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strips), Spellbinders (ovals, rectangle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail Gold,


Graphic Style, Feminine Style or Combined?

This is the combination of graphic & feminine. This graphic birthday block stamp is a favorite of mine, but I usually only color individual blocks for a very graphic card. I took the plunge and stamped a feminine background in a light color ink, then stamped the birthday block over top. Did you see the light bulb fire over my head??? LOVE the result.

See what I mean? Very graphic. No softness.

Here is the feminine background. Lovely, but depending on the color I choose for stamping, it may look like wallpaper from maternal grandma’s house circa 1950! (Note: paternal grandma’s house had no wallpaper.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Sour Apple, inks – Copic YG25, Lawn Fawn Fresh Lavender, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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.


Chemistry Valentine’s Day Card

Here is a card I have already mailed away for Valentine’s Day.

I also made a turquoise version of the card.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, B24, BV08, C00, C1, C3, R02, R20, R29, V04, YG03, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Rose Red Puppy Valentine Card

Love the puppy peeking through the heart window!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, inks – Copic 100, D23, R21, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (heart), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, gold sequin hearts – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink Llama Valentine’s Day Card

A pink llama for Valentine’s Day? Sign me up!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Technique Tuesday, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Copic E23, E53, R21, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Taylored Expressions (banner), Technique Tuesday (llama), embossing folder – ProvoCraft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Joe Cool Awesome Card

I had Joe Cool out on my table for something else, and decided he needed to help me celebrate awesomeness!

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, C3, C7, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Floral Bouquets Valentine’s Day Card

This card is for my mother-in-law. She loves flowers, so I thought a red and pink bouquet would be the way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her. (I will probably make some sort of treat to go along with it!)

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E29, G46, R29, R39, R81, R85, YG17, YG25, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Grumpling Bad Mood Card

You know I love puns. Couldn’t pass up the Grumpling (Taylored Expressions) cow standing in a field of green complaining.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired – way way retired!), inks – Copic E23, E33, E41, T5, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (grumpling), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.