Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Leave a comment

Thinking of You Floral Scallops Note Card

For this card, I embossed a scallops die (Essentials by Ellen) instead of die cutting with it. I like the background texture it created.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!.


4 Comments

Lilly Pulitzer Square Hello Card

I’ve been struggling with my creative mojo for some time now. Just part of life, my mind is working overtime on things to fret about.

On Monday, I decided to do a purge on my card basket. I pulled out 40 cards. Went through them repeatedly…are these worthy of giving away? (or should I just trash them??) Yes, they were fine to give away. I texted a neighbor and asked if she would like some free greeting cards (knowing she works with people who like my cards – she could spread the windfall around if she wanted). By 2:00pm, the cards were out of my house.

I felt relieved. Lighter.

And with that, the mojo flowed.

I found a scrap of hoarded Lilly Pulitzer advertisement in my stash, and this card made itself.

And here is what I am listening to as I type.  #LesMiserables

 

Supplies:  Paper – Lilly Pulitzer mailer, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, die – Essentials by Ellen.


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.


2 Comments

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.


2 Comments

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.