Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Floral Fringe Square Mother’s Day Card

The last of the Mother’s Day cards – this one was for my Mom.

The challenge was finding a sentiment to fit in the middle – I didn’t want to cover any of the flowers!

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Copic E29, E37, G46, R24, R29, V04, Y17, YG25, YG95, YR04, YR14, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

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Here are the cards I created for my friends. The sentiment inside is Happy Mother’s Day.

Taking the photo for today, I thought, what if I get the table base into the photo? I love this table! Yeah, table base looks great, but the cards totally washed out!

The story behind the table – it was in my paternal grandmother’s house for all of my memory. She remarried when I was 2 or 3, and it belonged to her second husband (who was my grandfather not by blood but by love!). Asked about it years later, he told me his father worked at the docks in Baltimore, and, similar to the Boston Tea Party, some ships would ditch some products into the harbor waters to avoid taxes. A ship from Africa dumped some cargo, my great grandfather ended up with this hand carved table. It was originally covered with ebony paint, my grandfather had it stripped and stained.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, So Saffron, inks – Copic BV08, C1, E15, E23, G46, R21, R81, R85, RV13, RV14, V04, V09, V17, Y18, Y21, Y28, Y35, YR04, YR09, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Daisies Mother’s Day Card

Back in March, I purchased a set of Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus liquid watercolors (half price sale).

I have finally gotten around to trying them. They are very concentrated, I only used a few drops of each color. Next time, I will try a bolder palette.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus set 1, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Teal Floral Anniversary Card

A quick anniversary card to fill a request from my mother in law. YES, I did make a pink version of this previously.

Hope everyone is well!

I realized this week that I have become a little lax with my trips to the outside world. (The fact that my parents keep forgetting to put items on their weekly errand list has caused Offspring3 and I to go out more often – LOL!) I will strive to be better! I have put an extra bottle of hand sanitizer in my minivan (always have one in my purse, but if it is OUT, in PLAIN SIGHT, maybe I will do better!).

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic BG13, BG15, G46, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Anniversary Cups Card

My parents celebrated 64 years of marriage this week.

I used the carry out cups to represent their personal choices (Mom – tea, Dad – cocoa or a milkshake!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Heidi Swap {some collection I can’t remember!}, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (cups, lid, swirly), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Spring Blooms Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for this week. It was nice to step away from the sewing machine and craft something else.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Green (040), Orange (070), watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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White and Wisteria Sympathy Card

This card was in the batch of replacement cards that was delivered to my mother in law last week.

How are things in isolation for you?

Things here are going well. Nice weather makes the days go faster.

I made a total of 8 scrub caps for my cousin (and ran out of fabric!). I ordered some fabric bundles (quilting pieces) from JoAnn’s, and that finally was available for pickup on Sunday. Now I am making non-medical masks, first for personal use…I’m sure I will end up making some to send off to someone who needs them.

Have a good day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Happy Yellow Card Duo

Yes, you are required to say “happy yellow” in your best Bob Ross voice!

These went to my mother in law this week. I think she gave some of the last cards to one of her caregivers and now needs replacements? Unclear.

“Stay at Home” is going OK. I am only leaving the house to walk, get groceries, or check on my parents. Offspring3 and I completed a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in about 8 hours on Monday.

How are things in your private space?

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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65th Anniversary Card

One would think that with the current social distancing and stay at home COVID-19 situation that I would be crafting every day.

Nope. No crafty mojo here (must be locked down somewhere else!).

I’ve been walking most days (not fantastic during spring allergy time for me! The pollen really bothers me.), checking on my parents, playing Sudoku on my phone, and doing regular chores. My husband and I ventured out for a Safeway/Target run yesterday. Not crowded, per se, but more people than I expected. And some people are not good about the 6 feet of separation. I think I was holding my breath when people got too close.

SO…my in-laws are celebrating their 65th anniversary this week. I pulled out my supplies to make a card.

The silver mirror “shadow” of the numbers is difficult to see – it is mostly reflecting the bright pink of my pajamas! (I took the photo in the basement at night – it turned out incredibly well, all things considered. Just couldn’t get a shot that didn’t reflect the pink.)

Stay safe, keep the distance!

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Silver Mirror, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Pink Floral Thinking of You Card

My Mom asked me to make a card for her, so here we are. It is for a breast cancer survivor, hence the all out pink.

I kept it basic – not sure if I could even complete something complex.

I was inspired by Yana Smakula’s tutorial – coloring on  colored cardstock. As you can see, I did not choose to make my background dark.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pirouette Pink, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic R21, R81, YG95, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.