Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


Blue and Gray New House Congratulations Card

This is my FAVORITE house image for a card related to moving.

The weather forecast here is for snow and ice again tonight into tomorrow. Yes, regular February weather for us. SIGH. I am so ready for warmer weather this year.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Copic B0000, B34, C3, C5, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Foiled Daisies Birthday Card

This one was for Offspring3’s recent birthday. Love the rainbow shattered glass foil.

Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel, iCraft Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sparkly Faux Letterpress Birthday Card

I was inspired by THIS blog post by Jennifer McGuire to try inking an embossing folder before cranking it through my die cut machine.

My ink did not turn out as smooth as hers did – my brayer is old and not used much, maybe I need a new one. I was happy enough to make it into a card to be mailed off to a friend.

“Sparkly” is in the title because the blue paper is iridescent when you tilt it towards the light.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, embossing folder – Darice, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Fall Wildflowers Birthday Card

For my dear friend who no longer lives across the cul-de-sac!

It has been a long week for me.

Hope you are well.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, inks – Copic BG0000, E57, G46, R39, R89, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Snapshots Birthday Card

This is this year’s creation to celebrate Offspring2. The photos represent his photography subjects during the pandemic.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Spooky Night DSP, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, BG10, C1, C3, R11, R85, RV0000, RV11, Y18, YG17, YR04, YR14, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.