Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day cards flummoxed me this year. I made all 4 of the ones I needed as close to the deadline (mother-in-law cards require mailing, my mother I can hand deliver) as humanly possible. Finished these 2 Sunday morning.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, Taylored Expressions, paper – A Muse (green with cream dots), Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic BV000, E37, R24, R29, Y35, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – ProvoCraft (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Direct to Paper Striped Birthday Card

Bold? Artsy? I need practice swiping my ink cubes across the paper. With the kraft paper layer, it reminds me of a serape blanket.

This was totally inspired by Joan Bardee at Dear Paperlicious. Her card (which had a floral stamp with the stripes) was on Instagram over a year ago – while I was not being crafty. I stored the idea away.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Concord & 9th Poppy, Taylored Expressions Blueberry, Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2022

(as always, click on any image to enlarge)

My parents LOVE St. Patrick’s Day – I think the loud party aspect! My Dad does have some Irish heritage (at least 25%), my Mom has only a smidge (which she makes up for by her love of corned beef & cabbage!).

An Irish blessing:

May your troubles be less

and your blessings be more,

and nothing but happiness

come through your door.

Ireland 2019 – The Cliffs of Moher

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Dotted Background Cards

This dotted background works for large or small images.

I really like the graphic design possibilities of the dotted stamp.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, inks – Gina K. Designs Blueberry, Red Hot, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Small Hello Wreath Card

I had the Gina K. Designs wreath builder out on my craft table for something else, and stamped this up pretty quickly.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Red and Royal Baby Card

When I made the Joe Cool card a few weeks ago, I made an extra royal brick background. I looked at it a few days later, and decided it needed to be a baby card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaMark, dies – Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are the Valentine cards that I made but did not blog individually.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Curious Metallics Iridescent Pearl (I think!), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – C5, C7, E21, E23, E33, V04, V17, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Black Onyx, dies – My Favorite Things (mermaid, rock), Taylored Expressions, stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Sunny Studio, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Copic C3, C5, R89, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequin hearts – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic C3, C5, R11, YG25, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequin heart – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E53, Y18, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, C1, R29, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Orchid and Purple New Baby Card

Slowly working on mojo & restocking my card basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence, inks – Copic E21, V04, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Chemistry Valentine’s Day Card

Here is a card I have already mailed away for Valentine’s Day.

I also made a turquoise version of the card.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, B24, BV08, C00, C1, C3, R02, R20, R29, V04, YG03, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Pink Llama Valentine’s Day Card

A pink llama for Valentine’s Day? Sign me up!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Technique Tuesday, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Copic E23, E53, R21, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Taylored Expressions (banner), Technique Tuesday (llama), embossing folder – ProvoCraft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.