Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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White and Wisteria Sympathy Card

This card was in the batch of replacement cards that was delivered to my mother in law last week.

How are things in isolation for you?

Things here are going well. Nice weather makes the days go faster.

I made a total of 8 scrub caps for my cousin (and ran out of fabric!). I ordered some fabric bundles (quilting pieces) from JoAnn’s, and that finally was available for pickup on Sunday. Now I am making non-medical masks, first for personal use…I’m sure I will end up making some to send off to someone who needs them.

Have a good day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


She Believed Note Card

I found this image in one of my scrap folders, and added some Copic coloring around it for this note card.

To be honest, I am not even sure if I still own this stamp! I bought it for one specific project 4 or 5 years ago, and struggled to get it stamp consistently solid. I did a quick search in my stamp storage this morning, didn’t find it.

Supplies:  Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Life is a Beach Card

Happy Friday!

Hey, I might be missing some of next week – I have jury duty.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic B05, R29, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smoky Gray, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Looking Sharp Card

I think the dog is giggling over the sentiment pun.   😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic E11, E19, E33, E53, R81, YG03, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


Mazel Tov! Birthday Note Card

Offspring3 found this Mazel Tov! stamp in one of the Ellicott City Antique stores. The stamp has the copyright date of 1993…coincidentally, the recipient was born that year. Not sure that either qualify as “antique” – LOL!

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Summer Sun (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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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.


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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.


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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.