Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I think I have said it before, this Taylored Expressions Wreath Cutting Plate is just perfect for ANY seasonal card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (wreath cutting plate), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous gold detail.



Bride and Groom Congratulations Card


If I haven’t mentioned it, I am working on wedding and anniversary cards.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E11, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


Watercolored Thinking of You Card – We Love Dawn Blog Hop


Dawn McVey is an artist/designer for Papertrey Ink, and she just seems like such a lovely person from her blog.

She recently had a small intestine transplant, and Papertrey Ink had a We Love Dawn Blog Hop over the weekend. I must have misread the deadline, I thought it continued for another day or two. ALAS, I seem to have missed the chance to link up to the hop.

Dawn loves bright colors, so I watercolored a background, and then embossed foliage in silver pearl embossing powder. I was thinking I would add sequins or jewels, but I tried several different combinations, and it was all just too much. It was just fine with watercoloring and embossing.

I already have this addressed and in the mail to Dawn.

Edited 2:40pm – OH! I see the link up is active again!  YAY!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Dia de los Muertos Card – 2017

Of course I had to make a Dia de los Muertos card for Offspring3. And I couldn’t use the card I created for the Fusion Card Challenge last week, she would see that here on the blog before the actual day.

The sentiment here translates to “He who lives with hope dies happy”, and was printed on Neenah from my computer.

Offspring3 has given me several sugar skulls this year. The ceramic skull is from Oaxaca, Mexico, and the panel art is from Target $1 aisle (our favorite place to browse!).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Doodlebug Designs, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Stardream Metallic Onyx, inks – Copic B02, V04, Y18, YG06, YR04, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (skull), Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Happy Halloween 2017

I really love this cute Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews paper!

After I assembled this, I realized I should have added texture to the purple-ish band. DRAT. Should have used an embossing folder. I added black pearls and googly eyes.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, punch – Stampin’ Up!, black pearls – Swarovski, googly eyes – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


Happy Dog Film Card

This was practice for another project. All the happy dogs are so cute, aren’t they?

I stamped and embossed the film strip, then masked, stamped and embossed each individual dog using my MISTI for perfect stamp positioning. (And crossed my fingers that I didn’t screw up each time!) Once the stamping was done, I colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – JudiKins, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B0000, B00, C1, E15, E23, E41, E51, W7, 110, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Quick Christmas Card and Matching Gift Tag

You know I love numbers, right? When I saw this sheet in the Crate Paper FALALA pad, I couldn’t wait to put it to use.

Supplies: Stamp – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Crate Paper FALALA, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (small banner), Taylored Expressions (large banner, tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.