Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Kissing Bears Card (featuring OLD mulberry paper!)

This image and sentiment were part of my Sunday morning scavenge.

I also unearthed a scrap of pale blue mulberry paper that must be 15 years old.

Here we are, the Friday before Thanksgiving, and I still have so much to do! (and WHY did my dryer pick this week to stop working???) I don’t think I will be blogging next week – I’ll be back the first Monday in December.

If you celebrate, have a great Thanksgiving.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! mulberry paper, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, G17, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Bear Pair Valentine’s Day Card

This is the bear stamp I used on my parents Christmas cards – those I left white as polar bears. Sometime over the holidays, I saw someone else had colored the bears brown for a card – adorable.

So, I embossed the bears onto watercolor paper and gently watercolored them. The snow is even sparkly white watercolor (you can almost see it in the photo).

And, YES, this is the card I am sending to my parents for Valentine’s Day.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Carmine Red (022), Light Gray (091), Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Polar Bear Nose BOOP v2.0 Card

Here is another sample card for my parents.

I die cut the snowflakes out of the red background, so the card base shows through.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We are not hosting, but traveling to be with the in-laws. Have a happy & safe holiday!

I’ll be back with a card on Monday.

Supplies: Stamps – Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG10, BV25, C00, C1, G03, R11, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, snowflakes), tag punch – Stampin’ Up!, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


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Orchid Gerberas and Butterfly Birthday Card

I dug out my Gerbera stamp, and bright Copic markers!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Penny Black, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic E11, E23, E53, RV04, V04, Y13, Y18, YG03, YR04, YR68, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Arts Powder clear, white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Daisy and Butterfly Get Well Card

get-well-daisies

Another card for the collection I am working on. Most of these cards are A6 size (4.625 x 6.25 inches).

Supplies: Stamps – Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose (retired), inks – Copic E23, RV13, V04, YG03, YR0000, YR04, YR09, YR68, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Happy Mother’s Day

mothers day 2016 group(click on photo to enlarge)

These are the cards I made for my close friends who are mothers. The “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment is on the inside of the card – I did not wish to cover up any of the watercoloring!

The image was embossed in gold, then I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens (I have the set of 12) to watercolor the image. I like to dip the pen in water to lighten the color. The tinge of blue background was done with an aqua brush.

Supplies: Stamp – Penny Black, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue (030), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050)embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail.


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Gerbera and Butterfly Birthday Card

gerbera and butterfly birthday

I found this Penny Black stamp on clearance last week. Love it! Flowers and butterflies don’t go out of style.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Penny Black, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E23, E57, RV19, Y13, Y18, YG25, YR09, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum.