Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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2021 New Year Card – Almost!

My Christmas cards morphed into New Years cards, and, ALAS, I am still not done. I was going to make two versions – this one, and a sarcastic one.

THEN, January 6th happened, and my sarcastic idea *might* look political (which it was not meant to be political at all, but I didn’t want anyone to misinterpret)?

No no no, can’t have that.

I do know what I will do for the other version, but have completed not a bit of it yet.

I have been in various levels of funk as well. Based on various things (some personal, some national news level), of which I have no control. (Why be in a funk if it is nothing that I have control over?? Try hard, it still happens!)

Somehow, Mother Nature has smiled upon us here in the Mid-Atlantic this week, and we have SUNSHINE.

Hoping you have sunshine on your corner of the internet as well.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Carmine Red (022), Light Green (041), die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Foiled Daisies Birthday Card

This one was for Offspring3’s recent birthday. Love the rainbow shattered glass foil.

Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel, iCraft Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Dachshund Snowy Day Thank You Card

Another card requested by my cousin.

I have created sunny day backgrounds for the dachshund to frolic in, but it is December, and I wasn’t looking to do that. I looked through my 6 x 6 holiday papers and found this perfect scene.

Hope your Christmas was the best it could be in this odd, trying year. Ours was very nice, although different (we delivered holiday food to my parents on Christmas, and my in-laws on the day after Christmas). The package mailed to Offspring1 that we thought got lost (in reality, it sat in the overwhelmed Baltimore Post Office for 2 weeks), arrived safely at its destination on Christmas Eve.

So, I am ready to clean up 2020 and move on to 2021.

Have a great day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Sunny Studio Very Merry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Navy, Turquoise and Silver Snowflake Money Holder Card

I made a few holiday money holder cards this year, all the same design, just variation in the color scheme. I used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to make envelopes out of holiday scrapbook paper. The cards are not being mailed, but presented in person.  I apologize for no photo of the envelope – the light was fading and I was rushing.

The finished size is 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Snoopy Thank You Card

One of my cousins requested a few thank you cards.

I stamped Snoopy, then masked him with a piece of a Post It Note, and blended a background around him.

Fretting about things that are not Christmas related, not getting the Christmas related things done. Oh, well.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Time to Celebrate Cuckoo Clock Card

One of my cousins is celebrating a birthday this month.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Highland Heather, inks – Copic B32, E29, E53, V15, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectange), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Polar Bear with Green Merry Christmas Card

This is the card I made for my parents to mail this year.

Are my cards done? Not even started! My annual calendar is printed & assembled – so I am ahead there.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Art Stamps, My Favorite Things, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 100, B0000, C1, G03, R29, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Lemonade and Honey Peony Birthday Card

I started this with the peonies being only blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink – but they just did not show up that well. I added Wild Honey Distress Ink, and WOW! They came to life!

Another card from the “mother-in-law requested birthday cards” collection.

Supplies:  Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Blue City Skyline Adventure Card

Offspring1 took a job opportunity on the other coast, and he and his girlfriend just moved recently.

Very proud of him, very happy for them, very excited for their new adventure.

The sentiment is not as wonky in person (I did redo the sentiment after the photo – it was better, still not perfect – tiny sentiment stamps are difficult!).

I also made a pastel version of this – just because my Copics were speaking to me after the first image was colored. Sentiment TBD because I couldn’t commit to blocking any of the pastel buildings!

Supplies:  Stamps – PinkFresh Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Curious Metallics Blueprint, inks – Copic (dark version) B24, B39, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y18, (pastel version) B00, BG01, BV00, G00, R20, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.