Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Hero Arts Butterfly Mother’s Day Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati.

Funny how I forget I am allowed to die cut patterned paper! It really can be cut something other than straight!

(and, YIKES! I need to get to work on my own Mother’s Day cards!)

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – My Favorite Things Bundle of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), sequins – Simon Says Stamp,  embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.



Feline Nurse Ratched Get Well Card

This card got mailed to my uncle, who is recuperating from surgery.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic R81, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


Eres Fabulosa Note Card

A lot of the stamp companies are offering monthly craft kits, limited edition items. They offer subscriptions (you don’t know what is coming to you until the products are revealed), or you can try to buy one of the sets on your own (it may go out of stock, if it is popular). I am not the target customer for monthly kits – LOL – I don’t have that much disposable income!

I have only purchased one or two of these monthly kits.

But, this month (April 2018), the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit was a MUST HAVE for me. The fiesta theme is so cute! The image above is from an add on set, called Shake Your Bones. A set full of Dia de los Muertos images!!

I scrambled to make this card Friday morning, and get it photographed before I gave it to Offspring3.

The sentiment means “you are fabulous”. This character is a version of La Calavera Catrina.

And…I don’t normally take my photos in direct sunlight. But, I was impatient, and I truly wanted PROOF that we had direct sunlight! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny days. We are back to chilly & wet weather.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Copics BG18, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (dancer), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Trio of Pink Encouragement Cards

More encouragement cards for someone going through breast cancer treatment.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Crate Paper Good Vibes, My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.

You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.


Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.

Outstanding Day Flamingos Card

I am working on another group of breast cancer encouragement cards.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Painted Blooms Anniversary Card

I had to hustle to make an anniversary card for the in-laws, and my mojo was GONE. I searched my paper collection and found this piece from Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms. (Hubby even asked if I hand painted the card, so my efforts worked. I answered honestly…”not my work…very pretty paper”.  😉 )

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil DelightPacific Point, Painted Blooms DSP (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.