Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


A Few More Scrap Tags 2019

I scoured through my scrap folders Sunday morning, looking for ANYTHING that would turn into something for me to post this week. Found the embossed “be Merry” scraps, and the cute Copic colored Christmas tree.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic R29, YG23, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (middle tag set), Stampin’ Up! (ornaments), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail, Silver Detail, metallic cord – PaperMart.


Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic Gift Tags

(click on any image to enlarge)

I splurged on 2 new pads of Christmas paper last month. This one is called Christmas Magic, and it is from Doodlebug Designs.

Here is another view:

Supplies:  Stamp – Scrapbook.com, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (smaller tags), Reverse Confetti (larger tag), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – PaperMart.


Black and White Henna Floral Birthday Card

The last card I need for December birthdays – has to be black & white.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Witch’s Brew Ingredients Halloween Card

Another Boos & Brews Halloween card.  (thank you, Doodlebug!) For a dear friend from the very first year of kiddos in preschool.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, punch – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Green and Turquoise Rawr-some Note Card

Adding this to the “animal” section of my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B002, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Happy Halloween Note Cards

These are for the next door neighbor goblins. Now I have to remember to grab something Halloween themed from the Target $ Aisle!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Designs, My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, Taylored Expressions, punch – Stampin’ Up!, googlie eyes – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Blended Floral You’re On My Mind Card

I know I posted this sentiment not too long ago, but I needed a thinking of you card.

Late in July I purchased a small set of blending brushes from The Stamp Market (The set of 3 was on sale for $11.99 – I had never tried brushes before.), this was my first time inking one of them. The brush did seem to apply ink easier than the Tim Holtz mini blending tool (I don’t have a dedicated sponge for each color, so that may be a factor). Not sure if my wrist liked the motion of the brush, though.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Dylusions, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Checked Gift Tags

I allotted my morning time on Wednesday to gift tags, and I got 7 made, along with a note card.

This checked paper is from last year’s Crate Paper Falala pad.

Here are the backs of the tags.

You can see on the middle one there was a rogue dot from some other die cut – I got quite a nice impression.

The red snowflake is one out of the pile I had after finishing my parents’ Christmas cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Crate Paper Falala, My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), My Favorite Things (outstitched rounded rectangle, snowflake), Reverse Confetti (holly), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.