Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.

Daisy Birthday Card – in school colors

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This is for a young lady who is turning 17. Her school colors are green and gold.

I mixed green reinker into the embossing paste before spreading it over the stencil.  (AND I made too much, so you will be seeing more projects with green embossing paste in the near future!)

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E53, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, dies – Ellison (daisy), Spellbinders (circle, parenthesis square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).