Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


More Sunflower Cards

I stamped a few different color sunflowers, and here is what I put together.

I can’t believe October is almost over!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Lifestyle Crafts (hexagons), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (rounded tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Sunflower Thinking of You Card

Well, HELLO!

I have not made a card in 3 months. I can’t believe I just typed that.

Creative MOJO has been absent, parents have needed my time, etc, etc. Once you get out of the habit, it is hard to make it back.

I felt a lot like the rusted Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

Remembering how to format a post is almost as stressful as trying to create a card!

I am not sure how much I will be posting, or if I will just let the blog go when my next billing cycle comes along.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


I Love Naps & You Card

The Taylored Expressions Grumpling set strikes again!

I blended a little ink behind the window to ground the grumpling.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 110, E21, E53, R20, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black.


Stars and Stripes Birthday Card

Hello, hello!

I am still struggling with my creativity.

My father-in-law’s birthday is very close to the 4th of July, and, as usual, one of his cards turned out patriotic.

The open stars die was a freebie with a Taylored Expressions order (thanks, Offspring3!). I cut 2 to fill the front of this card, and used the solid stars to fill in around the edges.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, My Favorite Things Very Merry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (open stars), embossing powder – Ranger Ultra Fine white.


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Tie Dye Inspired Hello Card

Here is the dahlia stencil again! I wanted to make it look like a tie dye spiral pattern this time.

L.O.V.E. how this turned out!

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Pride Month Inspired Cards

Hello!

I was inspired by an Instagram hop (or blog hop? or both?) for Pride Month that I saw recently.

Here is another card, I used a strip that was left over from the card above.

My hopes for everyone: living your most authentic life, without fear or discrimination, with supportive people around you, and LOVE.

My crafting mojo has been absent for a while. I did crank out 6 cards over the weekend – just playing with stencils I had not used before. It felt wonderful to be inky. Hopefully, the mojo will stick around. Life has been really busy – taking care of parents and trying to get in-laws approved for a better living arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Ocean Theme Baby Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati. Baby boy card for a baby shower. Whales if possible.

Yikes! I have no whales.

But a little school of foiled fish with a stenciled/blended ocean background – I can do that.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – My Favorite Things, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), foil – ThermOWeb Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Softball Themed Birthday Card

My Dad celebrated his birthday over the weekend. His softball season has started again, it is almost all he talks about, so I (yet again!) went with a softball theme for his card. Note to self – find some new sports themed stamps for next year!

I die cut a circle and drew in the stitches in Prismacolor pencil. I hope it doesn’t look like I recycled a card I made for him while in elementary school. I didn’t have all these supplies back then!

I procrastinated until the last minute on this. Well, part  procrastination (kept hoping for a different idea!), part working on other things.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Hummingbird Trio Birthday Card

This was created for my mother-in-law’s recent birthday.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic B02, BG20, V15, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (flowers, hummingbird), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Repurposed Lilly Pulitzer Paper Encouragement Cards

BLOG MILESTONE: 

This is post number 2,000.

I started blogging back in 2013 – it seems a lifetime ago.

Thanks for all of your comments and likes!

Back in 2016, I did a post titled Trash to Treasure – Lilly Pulitzer , about using a cut up advertisement as background paper.

I still have some of the wrapping paper and cut up advertisement, and I used it for some new encouragement cards. Aren’t these sentiments great??

I did two coats of the white embossing powder to get complete coverage.

 

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Lilly Pulitzer, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous detail clear.