Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Hoppy Frogs Card

Another card from the retired Turtle & Co stamp set!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Green Galore (retired), inks – Copic YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.



Snowdrift Snowman Christmas Card


This cute snowman was in the scrap bag waiting to be used.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Malmero Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Soft Sky, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic (sorry, I don’t remember the numbers), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (snowman), Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle, stitched hillside), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

Dog Christmas Cards

Yes, I have survived Thanksgiving hosting, and most of the leftovers are gone. I do feel like I have experienced a time warp, though.

Offspring3 brought this dog stamp home from a trip to Michael’s last week. Adorable. The dog on the left was stamped and heat embossed, the dog on the right was stamped (not embossed). The bow on both cards was colored using a Copic marker.

I came to the conclusion over the weekend that I am not designing one specific holiday card to send this year. I will probably put the same sentiment inside, but the cards are going to be random.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Recollections, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Malmero Pearl Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.



Christmas Card for Jacob

I read about a card drive on Facebook (and one of the stamp company blogs, maybe…I went looking, I can’t find the post). Jacob Thompson is 9, has a late stage cancer, is not expected to make it to Christmas. He wants Christmas cards, and he likes penguins.

Christmas penguins I have.

Peace to Jacob and his family.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E23, G03, R29, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn, glitter – Stickles Crystal, embossing powder – Ranger clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Quick and Postal Friendly Holiday Card

be-joyful-music-background(click on any photo to enlarge)

ACK! I need a quick card for a blog post!

I found this musical background in my “backgrounds” folder. Added some lovely green paper, and a “Be Joyful” sentiment in Silver Pearl embossing powder.

Very festive, and very mail friendly, don’t you think?

I can’t see musical notes and the word “joyful” together without thinking about the end of “Sister Act II: Back in the Habit” (1993),  with Lauren Hill singing lead on “Joyful, Joyful”.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Malmero Perle’ Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – MarkerPop.


Peace and Joy Poinsettia Card


I used the Taylored Expressions Peaceful Poinsettia embossing folder to emboss watercolor paper. I used the debossed side for my project.

The Sparkle Green cardstock was on closeout special 5 years ago when I was working on anniversary party invitations for my parents. I still have a few pieces left.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle’ Sparkle Green, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, ink – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Green (040), Light Green (041), Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Taylored Expressions, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.