Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Yellow Butterfly Heart Flutter Card

There seems to be a larger population of yellow butterflies in my neighborhood this year – which is a nice thing!

Here’s a photo I took last week – this cutie was hanging out just outside of the gym as I arrived to exercise.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Many Thanks Butterfly Note Card

I was in the mood for a butterfly.

I am STILL in the mood for a butterfly – I need to venture into one of my craft storage boxes and find an old stamp set. Hopefully, I will find and and make something with it over the weekend.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Wedding Congrats Card

This one is for personal use. I like how it turned out, but I will admit that it clogged up my creative MOJO for almost a week.

Supplies:  Stamp – Inky Antics, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallic Silver, inks – Copic E51, R20, R21, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (word), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Sleigh Dog Note Card

I fell in love with this quilted tag die from Reverse Confetti. I really do have a lot of ideas for it – I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it!

I cut my sky & snow paper with the hillside die, then glued them both onto a piece of scrap paper, to be cut with the quilted tag die.

How are you doing on your holiday tasks? I am WOEFULLY behind. Ugh. When am I really going to learn to make my own holiday cards in July???

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, Silver, inks – Copic E33, E53, R20, R29, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Newton’s Nook (dog), Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Am I Too Late For Cake Card

This is the other belated birthday card I needed.

I scoured my friend’s Facebook page, looking for photos & videos of her dogs. I discovered I need  A LOT more practice coloring dogs (and black is particularly difficult) that are supposed to look like actual real dogs!

The cake was originally going to be yellow cake with chocolate ganache between the layers. It is those colors. BUT, I know that chocolate is not a dog friendly food item, so, please use your positive imagination to come up with a ganache flavor that would work for dogs. Maybe kibble ganache?

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B02, BV29, E23, E51, R02, Y17, 110, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (cake), Lawn Fawn (dogs), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


Blended You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I blended two Distress Oxide inks over a stencil for this background.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Flame, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, stencil – Neat & Tangled, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger clear.