Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


F14 Watercolor Sky Birthday Card

This is a card I made over the weekend, for personal use. It is a larger card – 5 x 7 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, jet stamp – not sure (the label says, and I found that website, but they have ONE set of stamps. I am 99% sure I bought it from way back (not that they manufactured it, either!)), paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Silver,  inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Light Gray (091), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.




Metallic and White Feminine Tag – Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge


This tag is for the Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 Challenge. (that is a mouthful!) It is a BIG challenge, and I love it.

My tag was inspired by the Day 9 tags by Sharon Harnist and Jean Manis – Sharon challenged me to use frosty white with silver or gold metallics.

Me, being the overachiever that I am, used silver and gold, and a shimmery white that has a touch of gold. And pearls.

The back of the tag is gold, with silver embossing.


(Look at how much the light changed in my family room in an hour!)

The challenge runs through December 17, 2016. AND, there is going to be a random drawing from all of the qualifying entries for $150 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. Have you posted an entry yet??

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Curious Ice Gold, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Gold (back of tag), Silver, ink – VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Taylored Expressions (tag), Swarovski pearls, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired), organdy/satin ribbon – PaperMart.


Fall Colors Ranunculus Birthday Card


I have no idea if ranunculus bloom in traditional fall colors – I suppose I need to look that up! I needed a fall birthday card, and I think the color scheme worked out just fine.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Copper, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Happy Thanksgiving 2016!


Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.

What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for my family and friends.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Stardream Copper, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite things (leaf, pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Hanging Ornament Holiday Cards


I am working on ideas for a friend’s holiday cards. A work in progress.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Stardream Metallic Juniper, Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Stampin’ Up! (filigree ornament, ornament topper), Spellbinders (solid ornament), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, ribbon – Stampin’ Up!.


Metallic Ranunculus Sympathy Card

metallic ranunculus sympathy

I can’t seem to put away the ranunculus stamps from the Hero Arts You’re So Lovely set.

This was totally inspired by the Vintage Ombre Ranunculus post on the Hero Arts Blog last week. I love the look of metallic pigment inks, but I can never get them to dry completely. My version is all embossing powder over VersaMark.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Copper, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Verdigris,  Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.