Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Metallic Stripes Anniversary Card

This was for my parents’ 66th wedding anniversary last month.

I was out of time and out of ideas! I cut strips of gold, silver and black – POOF! A finished card.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Newton’s Nook, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day cards flummoxed me this year. I made all 4 of the ones I needed as close to the deadline (mother-in-law cards require mailing, my mother I can hand deliver) as humanly possible. Finished these 2 Sunday morning.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, Taylored Expressions, paper – A Muse (green with cream dots), Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic BV000, E37, R24, R29, Y35, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – ProvoCraft (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Small Square Floral Fringe Cards

My floral obsession just keeps going here!

I like how different colors and sentiments can make them feel unique.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Heffy Doodle Wildberry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic B02, B32, BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG23, BV00, E23, E37, G46, R29, R81, RV13, V04, V17, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG17, YG23, YR04, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


What the Cluck Birthday Card

This one was for my Dad’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic BG13, BG23, E15, E19, E29, E33, E51, E53, R14, R29, Y17, Y35, YR14, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (curved speech bubble), Simon Says Stamp (straight speech bubble), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Antique Lace Sympathy Card

I am working on sympathy cards to add to my card basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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.


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Turquoise and Indigo Daisy Tag Note Card

This happened when Offspring3 mentioned “bright” and “daisies”. I don’t often use the Blue ZIG pen – it is so perfect with the turquoise (which is labeled Cobalt Blue in my ZIG pen set??).

Supplies: Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens 030 Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 050 Yellow, 070 Orange, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!.


Foiled Shells Sympathy Card

I made this recently for personal use. The opal foil on the wisteria cardstock was just what I was looking for.

I used the leftover panel to make a thinking of you card.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – Newton’s Nook, dies – Simon Says Stamp, foil – iCraft ThermOWeb Deco Foil Opal (and iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel) , embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Blended Lace Birthday Card

For my mother-in-law’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (stitched square), Spellbinders (ovals), stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Daisies on Paint Chip Cards

My paint chip stash was calling me!

I thought the daisy stamp worked really well for this color block chip, as well as just the single color chip below.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, Lowe’s, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.