Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Square Turquoise Daisy Birthday Card

This one was for personal use.

How were your holidays?

Ours were OK. We celebrated Christmas together as a family the weekend after Christmas, due to Offspring1 travel.

Biggest tragedy was dropping a large Pyrex mixing bowl and the glass shards *POSSIBLY* spraying into a large batch of macaroni & shrimp salad that I was making for one of my cousins on Christmas Eve. We cleaned up all the glass. Husband ran to the grocery store to purchase more shrimp. Offspring3 scooted to a local antique store and bought me a replacement Pyrex mixing bowl (she is sweet!). I made a new batch of macaroni & shrimp salad for my cousin. Husband (mostly) and Offspring3 ate all of the *possibly contaminated* macaroni & shrimp salad, with no visible complications so far.

Happy New Year! May 2020 be kind to us all!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Yellow (050), dies – Essential by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, circle punch -Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, twine – Martha Stewart.


Navy and Pool Thanks Note Pair

Offspring3 has commissioned a set of thank you note cards for one of her friends. The parameters are greens and blues, nature or outdoors (not floral).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Quick Snowflake Happy Holidays Note Card

Happy December!

I found the embossed sentiment in my scrap folder, and added an embossed snowflake panel and some silver paper.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stamping Up! Sterling Silver.


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Navy and Floral Wedding Card

Someone in my husband’s family is getting married next week.

I based my color and design choices on the invitation we received. (I looked it up online – the design is available from VistaPrint.)

I used the navy, the floral theme (I don’t have roses), and the oval shape.

Stamping on dark cardstock is a lot of work! Each flower or leaf was stamped first in white, then in at least one layer of color. I would not have been able to do this without my MISTI for repeat stamping.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Inky Antics, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Copper, inks – Copic RV11, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Flowers in Bloom Birthday Duo

Here are the finished results of some of the coloring I had posted a few weeks ago.

So…Thanksgiving is coming. Anyone else in a bit of a panic about how much needs to be accomplished between now and then??? I just keep telling myself to BREATHE.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic 100, R20, R21, R24, R85, R89, Y17, Y18, YG95, YR04, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


Watercolored Flowers in Bloom Birthday Card

Life is in the way of my crafting!  😉

I made this for a very dear friend.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Black and White Henna Floral Birthday Card

The last card I need for December birthdays – has to be black & white.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.