Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


There Is No One Like You Note Card

This stamp set was on my craft table (I had used one of the sentiments on another card), and the little fairy spoke to me – “Stamp me, please!”

Her wings are covered with Wink of Stella clear – I just couldn’t get the sparkle to show in the photo.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Copic E23, E51, E53, E57, R14, R21, Y28, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Royal and Key Lime You Made My Day Card

I made several color options of the Rustic Botanicals background while the stamps were on my MISTI last week.

And I was gifted a few new inks on my birthday (thanks Offspring3 & Offspring1!!), this one is Gina K. Designs Key Lime. LOVE IT.

I am trying to decide which brands of ink pads I like – my Stampin’ Up! pads have seen better days (and I don’t like their coverage with clear stamps). I am loving the Gina K. and the Lawn Fawn pads. I also have a few Simon Says Stamp pads, I have to pull them out and do a sample sheet that matches the sample sheet I did for the most recent ones so I am comparing apples to apples.

I am delivering cards to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery at Historic Savage Mill today! The grand opening is Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am. There will be a reception from 5:00 – 9:00pm that evening.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pink Survivor Card

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I would make a card to send to one of the survivors I know.

I made a collage on my MISTI, and stamped it 3 times to get the perfect ink coverage. (And that is why my Pixie Pink ink looks more like Pink Passion ink!)

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pink Passion (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Distress Oxide Rustic Botanicals Cards

Here is a pair of cards made with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Wreath Anniversary Card AND HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Announcement!

When I make complicated stamped pieces, I make at least 2 of them (assembly line style), so I have an extra if I make a last minute mistake.

This piece was left over from my mother’s birthday card in September.

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Announcement!

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has been closed since the May 27, 2018 flood that devastated Old Ellicott City. Robin and Max have been searching high and low for a new location (not in Old Ellicott City – 2 devastating floods in 2 years makes it impossible to be located there again). They have signed a lease for a space at Historic Savage Mill. The grand reopening will be in November!

I have a lot of work to do! I have been plugging away at card inventory for the gallery, but I am not quite at my goal yet.

If some of my cards look familiar, keep in mind that I make at least 2 pieces of the complicated backgrounds. You may have seen the artwork before (and maybe it floated down Main Street into the Patapsco River on May 27th).

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Square Floral Wreath Birthday Card

This is the other card for Mom.

Happy 81st Birthday, Stumpy!  😉  (Mom doesn’t do the internet…Offspring3 & Cousin Pati will chuckle!)

I used my homemade wreath template to create the pattern. I used old enamel dots for the flower centers.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.