Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Ocean Theme Baby Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati. Baby boy card for a baby shower. Whales if possible.

Yikes! I have no whales.

But a little school of foiled fish with a stenciled/blended ocean background – I can do that.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – My Favorite Things, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), foil – ThermOWeb Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Royal Blue Pavers Birthday Card

This is a stencil I had never inked before. I am ready to ink it up again!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up Poppy Parade, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Mother’s Day Card Duo

(Remember, you can click on any card image on my blog for a bigger view.)

The card on the left is for my mother-in-law, the one on the right is for my mother.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic G46, Y18, Y35, YG17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (bouquet, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), stencils – Neat & Tangled (scalloped), Newton’s Nook (shells), foil – ThermOWeb iCraft Opal, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Gerberas Birthday Card

It seems like forever since I have posted. I have been very busy with elderly parent tasks for my in-laws.

I painted this for personal use. I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors (Hydrus Set 1) – they are so vibrant.

I will admit, I had a difficult time trimming it down from the original size (8.5 x 5.5) to fit on a card front – I didn’t want to lose any of the flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallic Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Set 1, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Softball Themed Birthday Card

My Dad celebrated his birthday over the weekend. His softball season has started again, it is almost all he talks about, so I (yet again!) went with a softball theme for his card. Note to self – find some new sports themed stamps for next year!

I die cut a circle and drew in the stitches in Prismacolor pencil. I hope it doesn’t look like I recycled a card I made for him while in elementary school. I didn’t have all these supplies back then!

I procrastinated until the last minute on this. Well, part  procrastination (kept hoping for a different idea!), part working on other things.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Hey, You Floppy Dog Card

Just a fun card. I love the floppy ears on this dog!

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Carta Bella Passport, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic B32, C3, C9, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (heart), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


You Are My Anchor Card

Still working on filling the card basket!

Supplies:  Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (squares), Waffle Flower (anchor), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Quicky Note Cards

I do love note cards – the perfect snail mail surprise!

Really quick and easy to make with scrapbook paper.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine (foliage), butterflies source unknown – I bought it at JoAnn’s, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (label strip), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Adventure Bikes Card

I had one of my bike stamps out, working on a card for personal use…and this one had to play through first. I used a Gina K. Designs wreath builder template to stamp the bike in the corners.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, PinkFresh Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Let’s Venti Note Card

I stumbled upon this paper pieced coffee cup in one of my folders and I had to use it.

Longing for a time when we can say, “Meet me at Barnes & Noble to catch up!”

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (coffee cup), Spellbinders (circle).