Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Joe Cool Awesome Card

I had Joe Cool out on my table for something else, and decided he needed to help me celebrate awesomeness!

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, C3, C7, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Grumpling Bad Mood Card

You know I love puns. Couldn’t pass up the Grumpling (Taylored Expressions) cow standing in a field of green complaining.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired – way way retired!), inks – Copic E23, E33, E41, T5, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (grumpling), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Red Dahlia Birthday Card

I blended this dahlia a while ago, and got interrupted by life. I pulled it back out last week and turned it into a card for one of my cousins.

Time for me to start fretting about having nothing done for Christmas!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Gina K Designs Cherry Red, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous.


More Sunflower Cards

I stamped a few different color sunflowers, and here is what I put together.

I can’t believe October is almost over!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Lifestyle Crafts (hexagons), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (rounded tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Sunflower Thinking of You Card

Well, HELLO!

I have not made a card in 3 months. I can’t believe I just typed that.

Creative MOJO has been absent, parents have needed my time, etc, etc. Once you get out of the habit, it is hard to make it back.

I felt a lot like the rusted Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

Remembering how to format a post is almost as stressful as trying to create a card!

I am not sure how much I will be posting, or if I will just let the blog go when my next billing cycle comes along.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


I Love Naps & You Card

The Taylored Expressions Grumpling set strikes again!

I blended a little ink behind the window to ground the grumpling.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic 110, E21, E53, R20, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black.


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Rise and Not Shine Card

Here is another card made with one of the Taylored Expressions Grumpling characters. They make me giggle.

I blended a few distress inks on the daffodil card stock to give the sunrise some dimension.

Although, I am a morning person – up before any alarm 95% of the time.

Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic C00, C1, R11, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunrays), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (bunny), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art powder clear.


Stars and Stripes Birthday Card

Hello, hello!

I am still struggling with my creativity.

My father-in-law’s birthday is very close to the 4th of July, and, as usual, one of his cards turned out patriotic.

The open stars die was a freebie with a Taylored Expressions order (thanks, Offspring3!). I cut 2 to fill the front of this card, and used the solid stars to fill in around the edges.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, My Favorite Things Very Merry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (open stars), embossing powder – Ranger Ultra Fine white.


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Tie Dye Inspired Hello Card

Here is the dahlia stencil again! I wanted to make it look like a tie dye spiral pattern this time.

L.O.V.E. how this turned out!

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.