Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Mermaid Scales Hello Card

Hello!

I’ve been on a little personal COVID break. I am out of isolation, but still masking in the house. No real lingering symptoms – I am still tired, but I think that is from doing nothing.

I read one book (an old friend – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – that I wanted to revisit after touring the Tenement Museum in NYC a few weeks ago), watched some things on Amazon Prime (no TV in my isolation room, the laptop saved me!).

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Flying By To Say Hello Card

I recently splurged on a few retiring products from Newton’s Nook. They name all of their animal characters – this is Winston. I am smitten.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B21, C1, C3, C7, E11, E23, R29, Y08, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Tulips for Days

(click on any image to enlarge in new window!)

This past weekend I went TULIP CRAZY. Seriously.

I was inspired by a tulip stamp I saw last week – that I don’t have, I don’t have the craft funds to purchase (and, really, I would use it for March & April, then it would sit the rest of the year).

So I pulled out my old, wood mount tulip stamps. Made 16 cards, and have 2 more images (a newer, mixed bouquet stamp) colored but not made into cards yet. Always good to pull out the old stuff to see if it still works – of course it does! (why else would I have kept it in my basement this long – the old favorites ALWAYS work!)

The thank you set (of 8) is for my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Pop-Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Grape, Old Olive, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, R29, RV13, V04, V17, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y18, Y35, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Real Red, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, tri-frame), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strips), Spellbinders (ovals, rectangle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail Gold,


Graphic Style, Feminine Style or Combined?

This is the combination of graphic & feminine. This graphic birthday block stamp is a favorite of mine, but I usually only color individual blocks for a very graphic card. I took the plunge and stamped a feminine background in a light color ink, then stamped the birthday block over top. Did you see the light bulb fire over my head??? LOVE the result.

See what I mean? Very graphic. No softness.

Here is the feminine background. Lovely, but depending on the color I choose for stamping, it may look like wallpaper from maternal grandma’s house circa 1950! (Note: paternal grandma’s house had no wallpaper.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Sour Apple, inks – Copic YG25, Lawn Fawn Fresh Lavender, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Dotted Background Cards

This dotted background works for large or small images.

I really like the graphic design possibilities of the dotted stamp.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, inks – Gina K. Designs Blueberry, Red Hot, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Beachy Broken Wayfarers Birthday

Broken glasses because someone had LASIK surgery right before their birthday.

And the beach, because the beach is perfect!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Glossy Black (I think?), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Vellum, Stardreams Metallic Gold, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (glasses), Provo Craft (numbers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Flowers in Bloom Hello Cards

I did a trio of hello cards – one goes in my basket, one goes in a pile for Offspring3, one goes in a pile for my mother-in-law.

Here are the other two cards:

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, Prismacolor pencils – PC911, PC933, PC1011, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl


Crazy for Old Background Stamps!

Recently, I was simultaneously working on cards for Offspring3, mother-in-law, and my card basket. Since I am still battling a little bit of Low MOJO, I thought I would pull out old Stampin’ Up! background stamps that help fill up the front of a card (without much effort from ME!). I already had the diamond background out to work on the Project Runway inspired card.

I can’t even explain how much joy this stamping gave me!

I could just add a sentiment (like the card at the top, or this one below):

Or I could add a few accent stamps and a sentiment:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Quick Scrapbook Paper Thank You Cards

A few more thank you cards – using scrapbook paper makes them really quick!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are the Valentine cards that I made but did not blog individually.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Curious Metallics Iridescent Pearl (I think!), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – C5, C7, E21, E23, E33, V04, V17, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Black Onyx, dies – My Favorite Things (mermaid, rock), Taylored Expressions, stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Sunny Studio, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Copic C3, C5, R89, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequin hearts – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic C3, C5, R11, YG25, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequin heart – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E53, Y18, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, C1, R29, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.