Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Mermaid Scales Hello Card

Hello!

I’ve been on a little personal COVID break. I am out of isolation, but still masking in the house. No real lingering symptoms – I am still tired, but I think that is from doing nothing.

I read one book (an old friend – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – that I wanted to revisit after touring the Tenement Museum in NYC a few weeks ago), watched some things on Amazon Prime (no TV in my isolation room, the laptop saved me!).

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Yellow Mother’s Day Cards

Cards for my mother-in-law. She loves yellow.

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic (yellow gingham), Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R14, Y17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


What the Cluck Birthday Card

This one was for my Dad’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic BG13, BG23, E15, E19, E29, E33, E51, E53, R14, R29, Y17, Y35, YR14, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (curved speech bubble), Simon Says Stamp (straight speech bubble), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Antique Lace Sympathy Card

I am working on sympathy cards to add to my card basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Flying By To Say Hello Card

I recently splurged on a few retiring products from Newton’s Nook. They name all of their animal characters – this is Winston. I am smitten.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B21, C1, C3, C7, E11, E23, R29, Y08, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Graphic Style, Feminine Style or Combined?

This is the combination of graphic & feminine. This graphic birthday block stamp is a favorite of mine, but I usually only color individual blocks for a very graphic card. I took the plunge and stamped a feminine background in a light color ink, then stamped the birthday block over top. Did you see the light bulb fire over my head??? LOVE the result.

See what I mean? Very graphic. No softness.

Here is the feminine background. Lovely, but depending on the color I choose for stamping, it may look like wallpaper from maternal grandma’s house circa 1950! (Note: paternal grandma’s house had no wallpaper.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Sour Apple, inks – Copic YG25, Lawn Fawn Fresh Lavender, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Personalized Diamond Background Cards

The diamond background in this color blue (Distress Ink Salty Ocean) reminds me so much of the Bavarian flag! I had to add my German pretzels to it!

This one is for Offspring1. The little tiny bike came in a Hero Arts stamp set, and I was so happy that it fit within the diamonds!

I also like the image on the inked diamonds.

Supplies – Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Candied Apple, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Beachy Broken Wayfarers Birthday

Broken glasses because someone had LASIK surgery right before their birthday.

And the beach, because the beach is perfect!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Glossy Black (I think?), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Vellum, Stardreams Metallic Gold, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (glasses), Provo Craft (numbers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Crazy for Old Background Stamps!

Recently, I was simultaneously working on cards for Offspring3, mother-in-law, and my card basket. Since I am still battling a little bit of Low MOJO, I thought I would pull out old Stampin’ Up! background stamps that help fill up the front of a card (without much effort from ME!). I already had the diamond background out to work on the Project Runway inspired card.

I can’t even explain how much joy this stamping gave me!

I could just add a sentiment (like the card at the top, or this one below):

Or I could add a few accent stamps and a sentiment:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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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.