Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Stenciled Posies Mother’s Day Card

Frantically trying to get Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mother and Mother-in-law. I didn’t pay attention to the calendar. YIKES! Mother’s Day is Sunday.

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Pastel Watercolored Bouquet Birthday Card

I found this stamped piece in one of my folders, and since it turned out to be Bristol cardstock, I did a bit of pale watercoloring with my ZIG pens. I do like how pale it turned out.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Yellow (050), die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


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.


Magenta Foiled Llama Hola Card

This card started with the “Hola” – I found the stamped and embossed sentiment in one of my scrap folders. I looked through my paper pads and found this magenta foiled llama. Yep – a perfect match.

Supplies:  Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail gold.


Bookcase Strip Cards

The bookcase stamp I got is big – 6 x 6 inches. I color all of it, and then cut out what I need for a card front. Leaving me with strips of bookcase beautifulness left over to be used on other cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Calypso Coral, inks – Copic B21, C3, C7, E53, G00, N1, N4, R14, Y06, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Positive Vibes Note Card

I was flipping through a pad of paper, looking for something quirky to use on a note card.

A field of plus signs! Pair it with a “positive” sentiment, and I’ve got a math geek joke.  😉

Supplies:  Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Hummingbird Trio Birthday Card

This was created for my mother-in-law’s recent birthday.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic B02, BG20, V15, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (flowers, hummingbird), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


Small Square Floral Birthday Card

Back to filling the empty spots in my card basket.

I do love this small square size – it is 4.25 x 4.25 inches, and can fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic E23, G46, R14, R20, R24, R29, R39, YG25, YG95, YR04, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Stuck on You Desert Card

I used this as one of my punny Valentine cards – but it works for a LOVE card, too.

Lots of masking to stamp the cacti and succulents, with a touch of Copic coloring to fill in.

After a month of trying, I was able to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for both of my parents (in their mid 80’s). We go this week for shot #1, and then again the last week of March for shot #2.

Now I get to figure out the scheduling system in my in-laws home state.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic B0000, E51, E53, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean, Key Lime, Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Mermaid, Merman, Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.