Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Rooster Love Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring1 – the rooster is speaking Offspring1 language.

I was able to use an embossing strip I bought way back (and maybe never used before?? Package dated 2012.).

I really L.O.V.E. being able to personalize cards.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, inks – Copic B06, BG15, C7, E33, R24, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (heart, speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle), embossing strip – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Remember Note Card

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those military service men and women who have died defending the USA.

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Stardream Vista (I think? It’s an old scrap!), ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle tag, wonky rectangle), Taylored Expressions (floral stem), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Stenciled Best Fishes Card

I blended Distress Inks over the tropical fish stencil for a quick background.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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#ECStrong Card

The last time I posted a card using this house stamp, I asked for suggestions on how else to color it (I seem to see it as a tan stucco house…ALL.THE.TIME.). Miss Hammie suggested that I try coloring it like the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. Great suggestion. I was prepping for vacation, never executed the idea.

Fast forward to this weekend’s flooding in Historic Ellicott City. Offspring3 told me (on Messenger from Spain…) that I needed to get my house stamp out and create an Ellicott City card.

I stamped the house on watercolor paper using different colors of dye ink, then used an aqua brush to move some of the color around.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, JustRite, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Basic Gray, inks – Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Red Riding Hood (retired), Wisteria Wonder, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Snail Mail Note Card

YES, the retired Turtle & Co stamp set is still on my work table! (and I still haven’t finished my spring cleaning OR Mother’s Day cards! YIKES!)

I colored the snail with Copic markers, and added Glossy Accents to the shell (and a little bit of a slime trail).

My inner Star Wars geek has a message for you:  May the 4th be with you!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, E51, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Red, White and Blue Eagle Scout Congratulations Card

I had a family request for a card suitable for a Boy Scout achieving Eagle Scout status.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Papertrey Ink, paper – Blue Stars – source unknown, Curious Metallics – Gold Leaf (note:  this is pretty much identical to the old Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red,  inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger clear.


#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.