Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Life is a Wonderful Experiment Card

I made this with Valentine’s Day in mind (I am not a mushy Valentine person!). But it could be anniversary or encouragement as well.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pawsitively Furtastic Valentine Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring2. He has been visiting a cat shelter of late, knowing he cannot bring any home!

I added an ink blended area on the blue layer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C5, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Rooster Love Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring1 – the rooster is speaking Offspring1 language.

I was able to use an embossing strip I bought way back (and maybe never used before?? Package dated 2012.).

I really L.O.V.E. being able to personalize cards.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, inks – Copic B06, BG15, C7, E33, R24, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (heart, speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle), embossing strip – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink Floral Square Valentine Card

I had to color this floral square in all pinks/reds. LOVE the result!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R0000, R14, R20, R29, R39, R85, R89, RV13, Ranger Emboss It, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Green and Purple Bouquet Sympathy Card

Last one for the mother-in-law collection.

I added a little texture to the green layer by scoring a few lines.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, inks – Copic V15, V17, YG03, YG95, YR14, Ranger Emboss It, VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Avery Elle (bouquet), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


Classic Pink and Red Valentine Card

My main computer saga continues here. Definitely my hard drive is not working. Main computer is just about 6 years old…average lifespan of desktop is 5 years. Do I try to replace my hard drive (and figure out how to get Windows 10 back when main computer was bought with Windows 8 but upgraded later to Windows 10???) and keep my fingers crossed that nothing else was wrong? Or do I replace the desktop tower and start anew?

Anyway, I already had my laptop set up with tools I need for blogging. I did find a spare HDMI cable and linked my laptop to my big desktop monitor, and plugged the speakers into the laptop, so I feel almost “normal”. My biggest hiccup is that I am using my laptop keyboard, but I keep rolling out the keyboard tray for the desktop. (Yes, I could plug the desktop keyboard into the laptop, but then when I want to connect my camera to download photos (quickest way), I would have to unplug sound or keyboard to free up a USB slot. First World problem, to be sure.)

I am going for classic Valentines this year! This one is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candy Apple, VersaFine Clair Tulip Red, die – Spellbinders, sequins – Crate Paper, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Aloe Plants “Aloe!” Note Card

Took a break from the mother-in-law project today. I have 6 of 8 complete.

These Newton’s Nook aloe plants, with the “Aloe!” sentiment, gave me just the breath of fresh air I needed. I stamped and used the coordinating dies to make them more dimensional.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, inks – Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Stampin’ Up! Baja Breeze (retired – BLAST FROM THE PAST!), Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (plants, pots), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.