Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Yellow Mother’s Day Cards

Cards for my mother-in-law. She loves yellow.

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic (yellow gingham), Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R14, Y17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Small Square Floral Fringe Cards

My floral obsession just keeps going here!

I like how different colors and sentiments can make them feel unique.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Heffy Doodle Wildberry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic B02, B32, BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG23, BV00, E23, E37, G46, R29, R81, RV13, V04, V17, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG17, YG23, YR04, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Wildflower Caring Cards

More spring flowers!

My tulips burst into bloom last week – WOOHOO! I really love watching spring happen!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Reverse Confetti, paper – Lawn Fawn Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, Sunflower, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, RV13, V04, V17, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Gerbera Daisy Variety Pack

A bunch of Gerbera cards happened. That daisy just makes me HAPPY!

The coloring process was relaxing.

I can’t decide if the yellow or the blue is my favorite of these three.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, B05, E29, G46, R11, R21, R24, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Recycled Lilly Pulitzer Paper Hello Cards

These went into stacks I was working on for family members. I still LOVE this Lilly Pulitzer wrapping paper.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Lilly Pulitzer gift wrap, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label, Spellbinders (rectangle tag), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Sassy Encouragement Cards

We all need encouragement!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Avery Elle (cup), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Tulips for Days

(click on any image to enlarge in new window!)

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,


Foiled Shells Sympathy Card

I made this recently for personal use. The opal foil on the wisteria cardstock was just what I was looking for.

I used the leftover panel to make a thinking of you card.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – Newton’s Nook, dies – Simon Says Stamp, foil – iCraft ThermOWeb Deco Foil Opal (and iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel) , embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Personalized Diamond Background Cards

The diamond background in this color blue (Distress Ink Salty Ocean) reminds me so much of the Bavarian flag! I had to add my German pretzels to it!

This one is for Offspring1. The little tiny bike came in a Hero Arts stamp set, and I was so happy that it fit within the diamonds!

I also like the image on the inked diamonds.

Supplies – Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Candied Apple, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Crazy for Old Background Stamps!

Recently, I was simultaneously working on cards for Offspring3, mother-in-law, and my card basket. Since I am still battling a little bit of Low MOJO, I thought I would pull out old Stampin’ Up! background stamps that help fill up the front of a card (without much effort from ME!). I already had the diamond background out to work on the Project Runway inspired card.

I can’t even explain how much joy this stamping gave me!

I could just add a sentiment (like the card at the top, or this one below):

Or I could add a few accent stamps and a sentiment:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.