Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Square Turquoise Daisy Birthday Card

This one was for personal use.

How were your holidays?

Ours were OK. We celebrated Christmas together as a family the weekend after Christmas, due to Offspring1 travel.

Biggest tragedy was dropping a large Pyrex mixing bowl and the glass shards *POSSIBLY* spraying into a large batch of macaroni & shrimp salad that I was making for one of my cousins on Christmas Eve. We cleaned up all the glass. Husband ran to the grocery store to purchase more shrimp. Offspring3 scooted to a local antique store and bought me a replacement Pyrex mixing bowl (she is sweet!). I made a new batch of macaroni & shrimp salad for my cousin. Husband (mostly) and Offspring3 ate all of the *possibly contaminated* macaroni & shrimp salad, with no visible complications so far.

Happy New Year! May 2020 be kind to us all!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Yellow (050), dies – Essential by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, circle punch -Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Thirteenth Birthday Card with Butterflies

13th-birthday-butterflies

This request came up at the last minute. I struggled with the design for various reasons, but I am happy with the final result.

Supplies: Stamps – Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Flame, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Masculine Birthday Card

m bday 2015

What kind of card do you make for a young man? I chose bold and graphic.

Supplies: Stamps – Karen Foster, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal Blue, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope designer, Real Red, YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Papertrey Ink (birthday), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Sweatshirt Birthday Card

j 2014 bday

Here is the card I made for Offspring2 this year. I colored the dog sweater in school colors, and added the age in the tag area of the hoodie.

The red paper is textured; the black is glossy.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Karen Foster, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Glossy Black, Real Red (Co’ordination variety), inks – Copic C1, C3, E53, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Hero Arts Liquid Platinum, twine – Martha Stewart.