Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Geo Leaves Birthday Card Duo

I made these cards with the Simon Says Stamp Geo Leaves stencil. The card on the left is going to my father-in-law, he is turning 91 this week.

I hope your week got off to a good start!

Supplies:  Stamp – PaperTrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Peony Bouquet Cards

I have had this Peony Bouquet stencil in my shopping cart since it debuted. FINALLY caught it in stock. I blended the inks a little vigorously (note to self:  order the temporary spray adhesive for stencils!) and had to add a few petal lines back with a SIGNO Uniball white pen. The hello version is top fold, birthday version is side fold.

How are things in your world?

Things here are OK. Hubby has a “return to work” date. Offspring3 and I have stalled on jigsaw puzzle #5 (2,000 pieces), and now I am tired of moving it to vacuum. My walking tan is almost to “beach week” shade.

My parents have rebelled and released themselves from quarantine! I told them 2 stores a week…they are doing 2 stores a DAY.

I get it, but still…HEAVY SIGH.

Maybe they will slow down after they realize how exhausting it is to be out?

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear


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Blended Floral Thinking of You Card

Hey, there.

Struggling with what to post – hard to think that any of this blog matters when the United States is struggling with chaos.

So, thinking of you is appropriate – I am THINKING about a lot of things. The country, the closest cities, my neighborhood. White privilege, empathy, compassion, equality, justice. And, of course, throw in some worry about elderly family members.

I blended ink over a daisy stencil, and added a new sentiment.

Hope you are well, and handling all the THINKING in your life.

Supplies:  Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Strathmore Bristol, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 

 


Butterfly Wreath Spread Kindness Card

Can you believe I spent a little time at the craft table?

I have made a few small crafting purchases, trying to support the small businesses that I love. I finally purchased the butterfly wreath set from Reverse Confetti.

I colored it with Copics, and used one of my favorite summer color combinations – aqua, coral, yellow.

Go spread some kindness!

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Copic BG01, R14, YG03, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Teal Floral Anniversary Card

A quick anniversary card to fill a request from my mother in law. YES, I did make a pink version of this previously.

Hope everyone is well!

I realized this week that I have become a little lax with my trips to the outside world. (The fact that my parents keep forgetting to put items on their weekly errand list has caused Offspring3 and I to go out more often – LOL!) I will strive to be better! I have put an extra bottle of hand sanitizer in my minivan (always have one in my purse, but if it is OUT, in PLAIN SIGHT, maybe I will do better!).

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic BG13, BG15, G46, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Anniversary Cups Card

My parents celebrated 64 years of marriage this week.

I used the carry out cups to represent their personal choices (Mom – tea, Dad – cocoa or a milkshake!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Heidi Swap {some collection I can’t remember!}, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (cups, lid, swirly), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink Floral Thinking of You Card

My Mom asked me to make a card for her, so here we are. It is for a breast cancer survivor, hence the all out pink.

I kept it basic – not sure if I could even complete something complex.

I was inspired by Yana Smakula’s tutorial – coloring on  colored cardstock. As you can see, I did not choose to make my background dark.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pirouette Pink, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic R21, R81, YG95, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Feline Better Card

I stamped an extra cat earlier in the week, so I used it here.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic C3, R20, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Pawsitively Furtastic Valentine Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring2. He has been visiting a cat shelter of late, knowing he cannot bring any home!

I added an ink blended area on the blue layer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C5, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Aloe Plants “Aloe!” Note Card

Took a break from the mother-in-law project today. I have 6 of 8 complete.

These Newton’s Nook aloe plants, with the “Aloe!” sentiment, gave me just the breath of fresh air I needed. I stamped and used the coordinating dies to make them more dimensional.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, inks – Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze (retired – BLAST FROM THE PAST!), Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (plants, pots), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.