Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Hero Arts Butterfly Mother’s Day Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati.

Funny how I forget I am allowed to die cut patterned paper! It really can be cut something other than straight!

(and, YIKES! I need to get to work on my own Mother’s Day cards!)

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – My Favorite Things Bundle of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), sequins – Simon Says Stamp,¬† embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.



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.


You Give Me Butterflies Card

This is another sentiment from my new My Favorite Things sentiment set.

The butterflies are all punched from American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim scraps with a Martha Stewart punch (it punches 2 small and one large butterfly at once, if you want 3 butterflies).

I did think, “oh, my, what have I gotten myself into??” about halfway through the gluing process. I am in love with the final card.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Doodlebug House Ornament Cards

I had these house scenes in my scrap bag, already colored with Copic markers. I was happy I could fit the scene within the ornament die.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Doodlebug Designs, paper – Carta Bella Bundled Up, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Real Red, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic C1, C3, R29, (I don’t remember the rest!), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (ornament), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, thread – Coats and Clark.


Purple and Gold Snowman Card

This is the card I designed for my parents to send this year. Purple and gold for the Baltimore Ravens, orange for the Baltimore Orioles.

Of course, this is my design template, I have not actually made any cards YET.  #sobehind

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Stardream Metallics Gold Leaf, inks – Copic BG10, BV08, BV25, R29, YR04, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Dia de los Muertos Card – Fusion Striped Wreath Challenge

I haven’t participated in a Fusion Card Challenge in a while. (I seem to have fallen out of the challenge cycle, but that could be a post in itself!) This challenge just jumped out at me – I had it designed in my head in just a few seconds.

AND, thankfully, my execution matched that original vision! WOOT!

The sentiment translates to “There is more time than life”. (printed on Neenah Classic Crest from my computer) Shout out to Offspring3 for providing me a selection of Dia de los Muertos sentiments.

Click here for more information about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Here is the challenge inspiration:

Supplies: Stamp РSimon Says Stamp, paper РDoodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stardream Metallic Onyx, Taylored Expressions  Plum Punch, inks РCopic B02, V04, YG06, YR04, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies РLawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (skull), Spellbinders (circles), jet pearls РSwarovski, embossing powder РFiligree Fine Art Powder clear.


Golden Poppies Birthday Card

This one is for my personal use. I was going for “sophisticated” – hoping I achieved that!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Distress Watercolor, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements (I don’t remember the color name (brownish!) & I can’t find the outer packaging!), embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Gold Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.