Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Cozy Up Owls Note Cards

These cute little owls (and sentiments) are from a tiny Technique Tuesday set called Cozy Up Owl. I sat them on an old Papertrey ink branch (actually, I stamped the individual owls first, masked their little feet, and then stamped the branch).

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Green Galore (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copics – B02, BG15, E15, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, E57, R29, Y17, YG06, YR09, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle, ovals), Taylored Expressions (curved tags), embossing folders – Darice (beach waves), Provo Craft (snowflakes), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Floral Anniversary Card

I had this image to color, but I didn’t have the Copic colors to match the vision in my head. Luckily, I could make it work with colored pencils.

This card is a little different than most of my “circle main image” cards. This one, I cut the circle hole into the layer of purple, so the image is behind the purple instead of resting on top. The silver frame is on top of the purple.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Metallics Silver, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, pencils & blender – Prismacolor, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Adorable No Stamp Halloween Note Cards

I have two cutie patooties next door, and I thought I would make little cards to put in their Trick or Treat bags this year.

No stamping involved, paper is from the Doodlebug Design Boos & Brews pad that I have been working my way through for the last 2 or 3 years.

Supplies:  Paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Taylored Expression Cookie Monster, organdy ribbon – ClearBags, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Leaf Circle Thanksgiving Card

I had my homemade wreath builder template in my MISTI, and decided to do something with this leaf. I had stamped a different sentiment, but it just didn’t seem to go with the leaves.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


Smooshing Background Enveloper Birthday Card

I have tried the smooshing technique before, and I am never totally satisfied with my results. I was inspired by this Taylored Expressions blog post to try again.

I used Distress Ink pads, so my color tended to stay linear (pad edges).

I was encouraged enough by this to want to try it again, maybe with watercolor paint or ink pad reinkers.

No jury duty today – the recorded message indicated no one was to report.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Floral Silhouette Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

The floral silhouette is cut from Curious Metallic Ink paper – there is no way to capture the color (darkest of navy) or the sparkle.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Ink, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (silhouette), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


Air Show Father’s Day Card 2018

Last of the Father’s Day cards for this year.

I made this for hubby Saturday night, knowing that he and 2 of the Offspring were attending the Air Show (on the beach) on Father’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Expressions in Ink, Hero Arts, ImaginAir Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.