Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Tulips Thinking of You Card

Since spring is blooming here, I pulled out my tulips stamp. I am waiting rather impatiently for my tulips to bloom – maybe it will be TODAY.

When I stamped the tulips, the ink would not dry…I ultimately had to pull out my heat gun to dry it. I didn’t realize until I was photographing that the paper I thought was Neenah white card stock was Bristol card stock – OOPS. Not what I intended.  (And it bothers me that the whites don’t match – but that is a personal problem!  🙂  )

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! YoYo Yellow (retired), Strathmore Bristol, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, inks – Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana (retired), Gumball Green (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Baseball Lover Birthday Card

This is the second card for my dad this year. The man lives & breathes baseball. Always has. His senior softball team is starting to practice, and he is so happy.

I stamped, embossed and colored the baseball items, then fussy cut them (the stamp set is from 2004 – before we had matching dies!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E33, E41, R29, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


Dino-Mite Birthday with Bokeh Background Card

Here is the last of the citrus blended backgrounds (for now!). After it was dry, I stamped circles with white ink. The white ink is really subtle.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Copic YG000, YG23, YR04, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Have a Beautiful Day Bouquet Card

(as always, click on any photo to enlarge!)

Last week, Jenny at gingerninjacrafts blog made a card called Cocktail Friday .

I really loved the combination of citrus colors, and used them in a card. Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

I first stamped the bouquet in a really light ink and heat set it. I wanted to be able to blend the individual flowers – difficult because they are small. After heat setting the blended colors, I stamped the bouquet again in a brown ink and embossed with clear powder.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Avery Elle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


St. Patrick’s Day Card – 2019

I am ahead of schedule with this (St. Patrick’s Day cards usually fall through the cracks for me – very last minute!) – but I need it off of my “to do” list. This is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Just for Fun, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – VersaMark Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.