Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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.


Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

Another sympathy card for the basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic R29, V04, V17, YG03, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Rose and Gold Petals Birthday Card

I created this from my old favorite petals stamps for personal use. I did make one for my card basket while all the supplies were out.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Gerbera Daisy Variety Pack

A bunch of Gerbera cards happened. That daisy just makes me HAPPY!

The coloring process was relaxing.

I can’t decide if the yellow or the blue is my favorite of these three.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, B05, E29, G46, R11, R21, R24, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Direct to Paper Striped Birthday Card

Bold? Artsy? I need practice swiping my ink cubes across the paper. With the kraft paper layer, it reminds me of a serape blanket.

This was totally inspired by Joan Bardee at Dear Paperlicious. Her card (which had a floral stamp with the stripes) was on Instagram over a year ago – while I was not being crafty. I stored the idea away.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Concord & 9th Poppy, Taylored Expressions Blueberry, Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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.


Personalized Diamond Background Cards

The diamond background in this color blue (Distress Ink Salty Ocean) reminds me so much of the Bavarian flag! I had to add my German pretzels to it!

This one is for Offspring1. The little tiny bike came in a Hero Arts stamp set, and I was so happy that it fit within the diamonds!

I also like the image on the inked diamonds.

Supplies – Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Candied Apple, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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.


Rectangle Block Background Cards

Using the solid rectangle stamp helped me avoid coloring or blending the background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail gold.


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.