Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020

Enjoy the day – hope your favorite chocolate or flowers make their way to you!

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Clair Tulip Red, dies – Avery Elle (flowers, foliage), Spellbinders (heart), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Detail white.

Let Your Dreams Blossom Square Card

The flowered frame on this is all one stamp. I colored it with Copic markers, and then added a sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic 100, B02, E23, E57, G03, G46, R29, RV14, V04, V17, Y35, YG25, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Daisies on Navy Birthday Card

TGIF!!! So glad Friday got here – it has been a long week. Not really sure WHY it has been a long week?? I did lose one day (spent it on the couch in the basement, so I could tend to the laundry machines without much movement!) to side effects from a Shingles vaccine. And I spent yesterday (which is my normal cleaning day) amazed at how much dust & grime had accumulated over the holidays (I didn’t have a regular cleaning day – I did a few freshen up things, vacuumed a few times). OH.MY.GOODNESS.

I used this bunch of daisies earlier this week, as traditional white daisies. But all along, I saw them on dark cardstock. With colored pencils.

Again, I am not sure if the sentiment strip. Maybe change it to pink with silver embossing?

Have a good weekend!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Silver, ink – VersaMark, colored pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Retro Encouragement Card

While I was ironing Sunday afternoon, there were several commercials for “A Very Brady Renovation” (the show with the original “Brady Bunch” cast renovating the house that was used for the exterior shot of the show).

This is one of those “gotta let it play through” cards. Could not get the 1960’s flowers out of my head. (I was the target “tween” audience for “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family”. Friday night TV, baby!)

When I went looking for a sentiment, I found this old one from Taylored Expressions, and it SO fits with the theme of this card. (The only better choice would have been “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”!)

While I was photographing the card, I thought, “hmmm…what about “The Dating Game” set decor??  Very similar as well!

Supplies:  Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – Provo Craft (flowers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment banner), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail White.


Floral Die Cuts Tag Bouquet Birthday Card

This card is one I need to mail in August.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, inks – Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Reverse Confetti (tag), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

Easy Sub-Lime Birthday Card

I’ve been in the mood for just stamping the past few days.

I mounted three different lime stamps on an acrylic block and stamped the background in Key Lime ink. I THOUGHT about decorating the edges of the limes with some sort of glitter (thinking salted edge of a Margarita glass), but the sentiment was not about Margaritas, so I let that idea go.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, VersaFine Onyx Black.


Royal and Green Stenciled Birthday Card

I found this stenciled background in one of my spare parts folders.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – Heidi Swapp, flower punch – Fiskars, sequin – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.