Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Cozy Up Owls Note Cards

These cute little owls (and sentiments) are from a tiny Technique Tuesday set called Cozy Up Owl. I sat them on an old Papertrey ink branch (actually, I stamped the individual owls first, masked their little feet, and then stamped the branch).

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Green Galore (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copics – B02, BG15, E15, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, E57, R29, Y17, YG06, YR09, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle, ovals), Taylored Expressions (curved tags), embossing folders – Darice (beach waves), Provo Craft (snowflakes), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Another Variation of the Bouquet Birthday Card – #Purple

This one was requested by Offspring3.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Copic BV01, BV04, BV08, BV25, C1, V04, V09, YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

Awesome Labrador Card

I was working on a batch of cards to send to the gallery, and the “animal” category was on the list. Looking at this, it really would make a great holiday card with a different sentiment! #maybenextyear

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Real Red, inks – Copics B21, E53, R29, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


Black, White & Gold Wedding Card

A classic Stampin’ Up! stamp that will never go out of style.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Brushed Gold, ink – VerseFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice Henna, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.

Happy Halloween 2017

I really love this cute Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews paper!

After I assembled this, I realized I should have added texture to the purple-ish band. DRAT. Should have used an embossing folder. I added black pearls and googly eyes.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, punch – Stampin’ Up!, black pearls – Swarovski, googly eyes – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


Enveloper Hello Girl Birthday Card

This was created for personal use.

I love the girl/foliage stamp from Waffle Flower, but I struggle with how to color it. This time, I used by MISTI tool, and colored each individual element and stamped separately. Multiple times (the main image was probably stamped 40 times!), because my old Stampin’ Up! markers were not giving me great coverage on the clear stamp. I am mostly pleased with the finished product.

If you have any suggestions about what type of markers will give me more coverage on a clear stamp, please leave me a comment!!  (thanks!)

I stamped butterflies on the background, and then added an embossed butterfly and an embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pretty in Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), sequins – Darice,  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.


Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.