Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Rectangle Block Background Cards

Using the solid rectangle stamp helped me avoid coloring or blending the background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail gold.


Quick Scrapbook Paper Thank You Cards

A few more thank you cards – using scrapbook paper makes them really quick!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Daisies on Paint Chip Cards

My paint chip stash was calling me!

I thought the daisy stamp worked really well for this color block chip, as well as just the single color chip below.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, Lowe’s, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Orchid and Purple New Baby Card

Slowly working on mojo & restocking my card basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence, inks – Copic E21, V04, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Tic Tac Toe Valentine Card

I still love the old Stampin’ Up! tic tac toe Valentine stamp!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Aqua Thank You Card

In addition to Valentine’s Day cards, I am working on a random assortment of thank you cards. “Random” is the key word there – when I stall thinking too hard about Valentines & impending deadline, I can switch to the thank you collection for a quick burst of productivity.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Wordsworth, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Joe Cool Awesome Card

I had Joe Cool out on my table for something else, and decided he needed to help me celebrate awesomeness!

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, C3, C7, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink and Coral Baby Card

Wishing you all a belated Happy New Year!

I made time to visit my craft table and try to find some missing MOJO over the weekend. This card has been in pieces in my cabinet for at least 3 months (the baby wasn’t colored, nothing was assembled). Boy, do I feel rusty!

Let’s see, what else is going on?

Mid January, and I am tired of winter (mid-Atlantic up & down winter). I do love snow, but only if I have nowhere to drive until the roads are clear.

I am avoiding the gym right now – too many germs.

Adjusting to hearing aids. “WHAT???” I knew that I was missing things, didn’t know I was missing enough for hearing aids. The ones I have are comfortable – didn’t expect that (have watched my mother struggle with comfort in hearing aids for over 20 years). I have noticed if I am watching TV alone that I can reduce the volume. I am struggling with background noise and anything I have coming via Bluetooth from my phone (too loud and not easily adjustable). I miss having room behind my ears to tuck my hair. I am a work in progress.

I hope your January is going well!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, RV13, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Snowpeople Christmas Card

I mass produced this card over the weekend for my parents to mail.

As usual, I have sabotaged myself for the month of December – too many tasks, too few ideas, definitely not enough hours in the day before Christmas.

Checklist:

Christmas tree up & decorated? YES!

Christmas cards made? Parents – yes, mine – NOPE

Calendar edited & printed? NOPE & NOPE

Gift shopping done? Did I even start???

Baking? Starts Friday

Supplies: Stamps – Art Impressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, inks – Copic B34, E33, E37, E57, G99, R39, R89, W1, W3, W7, Y26, Y35, YG95, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Rise and Not Shine Card

Here is another card made with one of the Taylored Expressions Grumpling characters. They make me giggle.

I blended a few distress inks on the daffodil card stock to give the sunrise some dimension.

Although, I am a morning person – up before any alarm 95% of the time.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C00, C1, R11, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunrays), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (bunny), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art powder clear.