Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Feel Better Soon (Injury/Surgery) Card

This is an old The Cat’s Pajamas stamp (Poochie the dog).

I needed a card for someone who recently broke a hip & had surgery. Poochie’s injured paw actually fits the occasion pretty well!

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Copic B06, C3, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Floral and Gingham Anniversary Card

YES, I got motivated after dinner Wednesday night.

I decided to save myself some time by using colored cardstock for the flowers and leaves instead of coloring the images.

Sadly, I am almost out of Orchid Opulence and YoYo Yellow scraps.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired, textured version), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Snoopy Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

Snoopy never fails to make me smile. Does he have that effect on you?

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Artstamps, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic B0000, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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St. Patrick’s Day Card – 2019

I am ahead of schedule with this (St. Patrick’s Day cards usually fall through the cracks for me – very last minute!) – but I need it off of my “to do” list. This is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Just for Fun, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – VersaMark Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Wisteria Brighter Days Note Card

This sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set. I have been meaning to use it for a while – it is just perfect.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pink Tulip Basket Birthday Note Card

I found this colored scrap in one of my scrap folders. I am 99% sure I colored the image using a blender pen and ink pads.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Shimmery White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Green Galore, Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Textured Floral Birthday Card

This card is the remade version of something I attempted to make in a rush last week.

Have you ever put a project together and growled because something landed where you didn’t quite intend? Sometimes, the unintended is OK (or even serendipitous!). Sometimes, the whole project gets trashed because of that flaw. This time, I actually salvaged the pieces and redid the card.

Here is the original rushed version:

The two top flowers are too even for me. I had adhesive on the back of the white sentiment, and was hovering over the flowers trying to space them correctly, and I snagged the last one (top right) in the wrong place. UGH. But I put it all together anyway, thinking maybe it would not bother me so much when my frustration wore off. WRONG.

I was able to blast the top of the card with my heat gun and peel off the sentiment and flowers without ruining the blue layer. I die cut another sentiment (I had stamped extras the first time), added a layer behind it, die cut new flowers and threw in a few butterflies and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tree update:  Our neighbors had the 2 pear trees removed from between our houses yesterday.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Marina Mist (retired), So Saffron, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (flowers), Spellbinders (ovals), Stampin’ Up! (butterflies), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.