Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


St. Patrick’s Day Card

This is for my paretns, who love St. Patrick’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Echo Park Lucky Charm, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green, Stardream Gold, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail Powder.



Cactus Thank You Card

This cactus stamp (wood mount) was in my Christmas stocking.

Think good thoughts for me today – I will be sitting in a hospital waiting room (with my father) while my mother has a cerebral angiogram to investigate an unruptured brain aneurysm.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, ink – Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel (retired), Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


Pink Bouquet You Did It! Card

My friend has finished her chemo!

I embossed the image and the sentiment in gold, then watercolored.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.

Dog Christmas Cards

Yes, I have survived Thanksgiving hosting, and most of the leftovers are gone. I do feel like I have experienced a time warp, though.

Offspring3 brought this dog stamp home from a trip to Michael’s last week. Adorable. The dog on the left was stamped and heat embossed, the dog on the right was stamped (not embossed). The bow on both cards was colored using a Copic marker.

I came to the conclusion over the weekend that I am not designing one specific holiday card to send this year. I will probably put the same sentiment inside, but the cards are going to be random.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Recollections, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Malmero Pearl Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.



Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I think I have said it before, this Taylored Expressions Wreath Cutting Plate is just perfect for ANY seasonal card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (wreath cutting plate), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous gold detail.

Watercolored Thanksgiving Card

For this card, I used my favorite stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree set (how I have not worn this stamp out, I do not know!), embossed in gold.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Stampendous Gold Detail, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.

Purple Floral on Kraft Birthday Card

I have seen several artists posting cards colored with colored pencils on kraft cardstock recently. I decided to give it a try. I have never tried to blend colored pencils (for this I used Prismacolor pencils) before, and it was really easy to do (and, BONUS! you can erase if you go outside the lines!).

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – Paper Mart.