Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Flamingo Valentine’s Day Card

OOPS! Guess who forgot to schedule a post for today!

This is for my goofy parents.

I think the flamingo on the right (Dad!) came out a little dark, but I was not willing to scrap the card over me not having the correct marker color.

For the hearts, I mixed a few drops of Real Red inker with embossing paste, and applied over a tiny heart stencil.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, B00, BV01, E11, R11, R24, RV13, V04, Y26, YG23, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, sentiment sticker – Crate Paper (from the SSS February 2016 Card Kit), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.



Cactus Thank You Card

This cactus stamp (wood mount) was in my Christmas stocking.

Think good thoughts for me today – I will be sitting in a hospital waiting room (with my father) while my mother has a cerebral angiogram to investigate an unruptured brain aneurysm.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, ink – Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel (retired), Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.

#TBT – Old Viewfinder Birthday Card

Offspring2 cleaned out a few drawers last weekend, and I got to sort through cards from the last 15 years. This viewfinder card was made in 2009.

Here are the other views:

Supplies (that I remember!!!): Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Inkadinkado, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (textured), not sure about rust layer (too light for Really Rust, too dark for Pumpkin Pie!) or DSP, inks – Encore Gold, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, hole punch – Fiskars, metal hardware – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! clear.

Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Offspring3 requested this one – my parameters: match the trees in the corner of the neighbor’s yard.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Doodlebug Designs Boos and Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust (retired), Summer Sun (retired), ink – VersaMark, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Film Strip Birthday Card

Offspring2 is studying Visual Arts and Photography. Here is the card I made for his October birthday.

The film strip is one stamp, then I masked and added all the individual image stamps into each frame. And I held my breath while coloring….please please please no mistakes NOW!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, JudiKins, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copics 110, B0000, B00, B02, B05, BG15, C1, C3, C5, C7, E19, E23, E41, E51, E57, RV14, R39, W00, W3, W7, YG25, YR04, YR68, Y11, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Happy Thanksgiving 2016!


Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.

What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for my family and friends.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Stardream Copper, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite things (leaf, pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Live in the Moment Sunset Card




Bouncing seasons again! So sorry!

I had the Coastal/Maritime stamp set (Inkadinkado) out on my table to use the lighthouse. And realized I never ink up the two palm trees stamp. After I stamped it, I decided it needed a sunset.

AND I need to remember to LIVE IN THE MOMENT! Anyone else need that reminder?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Swarthmore Bristol, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders. embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.