Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Dark Pink Sweet Little One Note Card

I have a few very specific cards that I should be working on, but my mojo is not at the optimum level for “very specific cards”. So,  I am working on perfectly lovely cards that will fill holes in my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Melon Mambo, inks – Copic E21, RV04, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Essentials by Ellen ( scallops), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Stormy Skies Thinking of You Card

My colors were inspired by last week’s Color Throwdown Challenge #562.

I didn’t realize until I was finished blending the inks that I had played along with the challenge (I had the above graphic printed & sitting on my craft table), and by then I had missed the deadline.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Black and White Floral Card

I was inspired by this blog post, on the Ellen Hutson blog.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Highland Heather, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Bird on a Branch Birthday Card

This Taylored Expressions set was still on my work table from the “sunshiny day” sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Gorgeous Grape, inks – Copic E23, RV29, V09, YG23, YR09, Y18, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine White, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Small Square Blue Daisy Birthday Card

I had this blue daisy die cut left from earlier this week. I embossed the flower detail onto the die cut, then added some color with Prismacolor pencils. It is a small square card (4.25 x 4.25 inches) because I wanted the flower to fill the front of the card.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired) Marina Mist (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, pencils -Prismacolor Apple Green (PC912), Light Cerulean Blue (PC904), Poppy Red (PC922), die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Watercolored Pink Gerbera Daisy Birthday Card

This one is for personal use.

The recipient loves bright pink (me, too!), so I watercolored a bright orange and pink Gerbera daisy and die cut it. I inlaid a gold daisy into the blue card stock, then popped the watercolored daisy up on some clear Kool Tak foam (so you won’t see white edges when you peep in to see the gold layer underneath).

A sentiment and a few sequins, I am done.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens Briwb (060), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), die – Essentials by Ellen, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Sending You Sunshine Tag Note Card

I was inspired by some crafting blogs working with sunflower stamps this week. I dug through my stash and found this small stamp from Waffle Flower.

Supplies:  Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, E23, Y17, YG25, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Stampendous, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Fall-ish Wreath Birthday Card

This one is for my Mom. I also purchased a card for her this year – it was just too funny to pass up.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, inks – Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies Essentials by Ellen (flowers, foliage), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolor Poppies Birthday Card

I made a second poppies card a few weeks ago when I was watercoloring on Bristol card stock.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


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Happy Holidays Husky Card

OK, YES, the blending brushes still have my attention! This time, the base for the blending was Bristol card stock.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then let those colors dictate the colors for the background blend. From the bottom:  Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic 100, B24, BG10, BG23, C3, C5, C7, R21, V17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Newton’s Nook (dog/snowman), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (oval), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.