Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Metallic Stripes Anniversary Card

This was for my parents’ 66th wedding anniversary last month.

I was out of time and out of ideas! I cut strips of gold, silver and black – POOF! A finished card.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Newton’s Nook, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


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.


Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

Another sympathy card for the basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic R29, V04, V17, YG03, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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.


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Diamond and Gold Sympathy Card

I made a sympathy version of the Project Runway inspired card from a few weeks ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Wildflower Caring Cards

More spring flowers!

My tulips burst into bloom last week – WOOHOO! I really love watching spring happen!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Reverse Confetti, paper – Lawn Fawn Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, Sunflower, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, RV13, V04, V17, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Vertical or Horizontal Striped Bookcase Cards?

I pulled out markers in one of my favorite color combinations – coral, yellow, and aqua. And made a bright and cheerful encouragement card.

A few days later, I pulled out brighter markers and colored the bookcase in horizontal stripes.

Which do you prefer – horizontal or vertical stripes?

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic BG01, C3, C5, R02, RV04, Y06, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly Wreath Cards

Springy colors are dominating my thoughts!

I cannot pick a favorite between the two – do you have a preference?

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, B21, R21, V04, Y06, Y08, Y21, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (butterfly wreath), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing folders – Darice (butterflies), Stampin’ Up! (bricks), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Recycled Lilly Pulitzer Paper Hello Cards

These went into stacks I was working on for family members. I still LOVE this Lilly Pulitzer wrapping paper.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Lilly Pulitzer gift wrap, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label, Spellbinders (rectangle tag), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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.