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.


Ombre Blue Pavers Birthday Card

Here is the second card I created for my father-in-law.

I do love blended blues!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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.


Royal Blue Pavers Birthday Card

This is a stencil I had never inked before. I am ready to ink it up again!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up Poppy Parade, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Here is another clean and simple card based on Julie Ebersole’s inspiration from Ellen Hutson’s blog .

I included it in the stash of cards I gave to my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


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.


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Pair of Anniversary Cards

Springtime means wedding anniversaries for both sets of parents here. I made similar cards for both couples this year.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope DSP, Painted Blooms DSP, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Reverse Confetti (tag), Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, jewels – Swarovski, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, 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.