Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Mermaid Scales Hello Card

Hello!

I’ve been on a little personal COVID break. I am out of isolation, but still masking in the house. No real lingering symptoms – I am still tired, but I think that is from doing nothing.

I read one book (an old friend – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – that I wanted to revisit after touring the Tenement Museum in NYC a few weeks ago), watched some things on Amazon Prime (no TV in my isolation room, the laptop saved me!).

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Yellow Mother’s Day Cards

Cards for my mother-in-law. She loves yellow.

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic (yellow gingham), Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R14, Y17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


What the Cluck Birthday Card

This one was for my Dad’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic BG13, BG23, E15, E19, E29, E33, E51, E53, R14, R29, Y17, Y35, YR14, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (curved speech bubble), Simon Says Stamp (straight speech bubble), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Antique Lace Sympathy Card

I am working on sympathy cards to add to my card basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Flying By To Say Hello Card

I recently splurged on a few retiring products from Newton’s Nook. They name all of their animal characters – this is Winston. I am smitten.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B21, C1, C3, C7, E11, E23, R29, Y08, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Tulips for Days

(click on any image to enlarge in new window!)

This past weekend I went TULIP CRAZY. Seriously.

I was inspired by a tulip stamp I saw last week – that I don’t have, I don’t have the craft funds to purchase (and, really, I would use it for March & April, then it would sit the rest of the year).

So I pulled out my old, wood mount tulip stamps. Made 16 cards, and have 2 more images (a newer, mixed bouquet stamp) colored but not made into cards yet. Always good to pull out the old stuff to see if it still works – of course it does! (why else would I have kept it in my basement this long – the old favorites ALWAYS work!)

The thank you set (of 8) is for my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Pop-Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Grape, Old Olive, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, R29, RV13, V04, V17, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y18, Y35, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Real Red, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, tri-frame), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strips), Spellbinders (ovals, rectangle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail Gold,


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.


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Beachy Broken Wayfarers Birthday

Broken glasses because someone had LASIK surgery right before their birthday.

And the beach, because the beach is perfect!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Glossy Black (I think?), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Vellum, Stardreams Metallic Gold, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (glasses), Provo Craft (numbers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Flowers in Bloom Hello Cards

I did a trio of hello cards – one goes in my basket, one goes in a pile for Offspring3, one goes in a pile for my mother-in-law.

Here are the other two cards:

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, Prismacolor pencils – PC911, PC933, PC1011, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl