Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Happiness is Contagious Bike Card

I was going through my scrap folders looking for inspiration. Came across this already stamped bike. So, I colored the background with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella for a touch of chrome.

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Copic B0000, C3, YG03, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Paint Chip Encouragement Card

paint chip every little thing alright

I’m still dabbling with the Olympic volleyball court inspiration.  🙂

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Glidden/Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Chipmunk Note Card

chipmunk hello note

I stamped the chipmunk first, then created the scene around him (I have named him “Fred”).

I realized after this was all assembled that *perhaps* the tree was designed to be a fallen, horizontal tree for Fred to sit on. Fred says, “maybe next time”!

Supplies: Stamps – Hampton Arts, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Copic E15, E53, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen 041 Light Green, dies – Memory Box, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Sunflower Shower Card

sunflower shower

Remember the sunflower project I was working on? My mother is attending a bridal shower for the lover of sunflowers, and this is what I came up with for a shower card.

I created a cute little scene, with heart shaped raindrops in translucent embossing paste falling on a smiling sunflower.

Here is a close up of the raindrops:

sunflower shower close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic E53, R29, YG25, YR04, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hill), Memory Box (clouds), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lighthouse Anniversary Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance}

fusion {elegance} anniversary

I got motivated by the latest Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance} over the weekend.

I embossed the lighthouse, and then colored around it with Copics.

Here is the Fusion inspiration:

fusion 4 9 2015 Elegance

My clouds replace the circles in the sketch, and I was inspired by the red and blue in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E15, E53, E57, R29, Y11, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), Taylored Expressions (banners), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


Skyline Birthday Card

nathans city birthday

One of Offspring2’s friends celebrated a birthday recently. This friend is studying architecture. Over spring break, Offspring2 had friends over and I did not have time to clean up my crafting mess, and the friends were all a bit surprised – “your mom does WHAT?”…except for the architecture student. He has been over twice since then to create.

I am hoping he “gets” this mixed media creation!

I did not have a cloud stencil, but I did have cloud dies, so I made the stencils I needed to apply embossing paste. Here is a close up of the texture of the clouds:

embossing paste clouds

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Canson Watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (city scape), Memory Box (clouds), Stampin’ Up! (banner), generic watercolor paints, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Dreamweaver embossing paste.


“When it rains” Card

when it rains cityscape

I was moving one of my scrap bags (I have 3 bags of scraps from previous projects – extra pieces I cut, or extra sentiments I stamped), and these polka dot clouds caught my attention. I have other projects I need to be working on, but these clouds were in my creative way.

I gave each cloud a silver lining, and scattered a few crystal raindrops. I really love how the card turned out.

Remember to look for the silver lining!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Two Peas in a Bucket, paper – My Mind’s Eye Adorbs, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Brushed Silver, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, inks – Copic C1, C3, N1, T1, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), Spellbinders (rectangle – fishtail cut by hand), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.