Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Baby Deer Holiday Tag

I have not been very crafty in the last week. I made this quickly on Sunday morning to have something to put into a blog post.

Did you catch any exceptional Black Friday sales? I did some online shopping, and was satisfied to get the discounts I got. (I wonder if Cyber Monday discounts will be larger???)

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Copic E21, E33, E53, VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (deer, stitched hillsides), Reverse Confetti (tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, navy grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


Night Sky Woodland Animals Birthday Card

Offspring2 celebrated a birthday recently. He is the photographer, two of his favorite subjects are night skies and critters.

I blended the sky onto Strathmore Bristol paper (blends so easily on this smooth surface!), and when it was dry, I flicked Kuretake white pearl paint onto it. I did struggle with how to ground the scene – I finally decided on a strip of green paper covered with die cut leaves.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke (retired), Bravo Burgundy (retired), Brushed Silver, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Shimmery White (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic E15, E19, E21, E33, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (animals), My Favorite Things (leaves, pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), watercolor – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Spellbinders Detail clear.


Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pink and Rose Little Baby Big Love Card

Still working my way through some baby cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red (retired), inks – Copic E33, R81, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, silver cord – Paper Mart.


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Floral Birthday Card – Distress Oxide Watercoloring

I was inspired by this blog post by Jennifer McGuire – Distress Oxide Ink Watercolor .

So, I pulled out my 4 Distress Oxide Ink pads and got to work. I realized after starting to paint the flowers that I needed more colors. I mixed blue and pink, and then yellow and pink.

Jury duty update – the recording last night excused groups 20 – 39 for the rest of the week. I was in group 27. My civic duty is complete, for a calendar year, then my name goes back into the jury duty lottery in my county of residence.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Spread Your Wings and Butterflies Note Card

I had this butterfly die (multiple butterflies) on my table, and just thought it went with this sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired – I still can’t believe this got retired!), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Cat and Butterflies Wonderful Card

Do you think this cute cat expected to find three new friends in the grass?

I die cut the cat shape out of the background and placed the Copic colored die cut cat within the space, so he is not sitting on top of the grass, but within the grass.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), So Saffron, inks – Copic BG10, C1, C3, R11, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Stampin’ Up! (butterflies), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear.