Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Flower Basket Bike Birthday Card

This is for my longest friend…she is not by age my oldest friend, but I have known her the longest. She moved into our neighborhood when I was in 4th grade (she was in 5th). My family moved to another state when I was in 5th grade. My longest friend and I have kept in touch all of these years by letter and now e-mail, Facebook, and the occasional phone call. I do treasure her, and I really hope that I have conveyed that sentiment over the years!

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), flowers – Prima, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Pink and Green Encouragement Card

My friend is almost done her chemotherapy – another PINK encouragement card.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Recollections Chevron, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers, leaves, pocket), embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Dia de los Muertos Card – Fusion Striped Wreath Challenge

I haven’t participated in a Fusion Card Challenge in a while. (I seem to have fallen out of the challenge cycle, but that could be a post in itself!) This challenge just jumped out at me – I had it designed in my head in just a few seconds.

AND, thankfully, my execution matched that original vision! WOOT!

The sentiment translates to “There is more time than life”. (printed on Neenah Classic Crest from my computer) Shout out to Offspring3 for providing me a selection of Dia de los Muertos sentiments.

Click here for more information about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Here is the challenge inspiration:

Supplies: Stamp РSimon Says Stamp, paper РDoodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stardream Metallic Onyx, Taylored Expressions  Plum Punch, inks РCopic B02, V04, YG06, YR04, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies РLawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (skull), Spellbinders (circles), jet pearls РSwarovski, embossing powder РFiligree Fine Art Powder clear.


Pink Floral Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

Here is my entry for the Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge with Altenew.

I combined Altenew’s Henna Elements set with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen’s Courage set. My original color scheme did not include pink, but, OH…it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic C1, RV0000, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG23, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Raspberry and Coral Birthday Card

I applied Distress Inks to a stencil, sprayed with water, then quickly put a piece of watercolor on top to soak up the colorful design.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzleberry. inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


Halloween Lunchbox Notes

These cute lunchbox notes were running around in my head, distracting me from other work. I had to make them to move on. Of course, my offspring are past lunchbox notes, and I am not sure what I am going to do with these!

The little 2 x 2 inch scenes were on one sheet of Doodlebug Designs Brews and Boos paper. The finished cards are 3 x 3 inches square, and I even had the perfect size envelopes in my stash. (They do not meet minimum size requirements for the United States Postal Service.)

Supplies: paper – Doodlebug Designs Brews and Boos, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Taylored Expressions Grape Jelly.