Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Bike Stripes Birthday Card

How about some happy, stripy bikes for a birthday card?

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – VersaFine Clair Nocture, Tulip Red, Twilight, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Adventure Bikes Card

I had one of my bike stamps out, working on a card for personal use…and this one had to play through first. I used a Gina K. Designs wreath builder template to stamp the bike in the corners.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, PinkFresh Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Bookcase Strip Cards

The bookcase stamp I got is big – 6 x 6 inches. I color all of it, and then cut out what I need for a card front. Leaving me with strips of bookcase beautifulness left over to be used on other cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Calypso Coral, inks – Copic B21, C3, C7, E53, G00, N1, N4, R14, Y06, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Heart Peek a Boo Cat and Dog Valentine Note Cards

 

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These are for my little neighbors.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B24, C3, C7, E11, E23, R20, R21, V15, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (heart), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Bookcase Card

Offspring3 and I have a thing for bookcases. And all the things that you contain in bookcases.

With news contributors ZOOMing from their living rooms or offices during the pandemic, we have seen some beautiful bookcases in the last year.

Here are some examples! No need to watch the videos, you can see the bookcases in the preview pane.

Michael Beschloss, presidential historian:

(He gets bonus points for that fireplace!)

Kacie Hunt from MSNBC:

(She gets bonus points for books arranged by COLOR!)

ANYWAY, I found a bookcase stamp that hits it all – from Brutus Monroe. It even has cats and cameras – very versatile.

The interior sentiment of this card is Sending you warm wishes & sunny smiles.  (I stamped one too many for New Year’s cards.)

Supplies: Stamp – Brutus Monroe, paper – Neenah Classis Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (way, way retired), inks – Copic B21, C3, C7, E53, YG25, VersaMark Clair Nocturne, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous.


COW Are You Note Card

I love cards with pun sentiments!

How are you this week? I am OK – creativity is working! Weather is chilly & no sunshine.

WordPress congratulated me last week on the 8 year anniversary of my blog. WHAT? I have been doing this for eight years??

Supplies:  Stamps – Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Pool Party, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic C3, C7, E33, E51, R20, R29, Y18, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, dies – Spellbinders (banner), Sunny Studio (cow), embossing powder – Stampendous.


New Year Card – Version 2

Well, really, it is really about version 37. I kept redesigning it.

They are in the mail – can’t change my mind again!

I PROMISE to make Christmas cards in July this year, so I don’t struggle in December and January for holiday cards again.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, White Gold (I think?? unsure), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Ranger Emboss It, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail Clear.


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2021 New Year Card – Almost!

My Christmas cards morphed into New Years cards, and, ALAS, I am still not done. I was going to make two versions – this one, and a sarcastic one.

THEN, January 6th happened, and my sarcastic idea *might* look political (which it was not meant to be political at all, but I didn’t want anyone to misinterpret)?

No no no, can’t have that.

I do know what I will do for the other version, but have completed not a bit of it yet.

I have been in various levels of funk as well. Based on various things (some personal, some national news level), of which I have no control. (Why be in a funk if it is nothing that I have control over?? Try hard, it still happens!)

Somehow, Mother Nature has smiled upon us here in the Mid-Atlantic this week, and we have SUNSHINE.

Hoping you have sunshine on your corner of the internet as well.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Carmine Red (022), Light Green (041), die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


Blended Backgrounds with Spanish Script Cards

I did these a few weeks ago, with the other Hola! cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Clair Twilight, stencils – Newton’s Nook (shells), Simon Says Stamp (daisies), dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


Ink Blended Hola Cards

As I have mentioned, I am struggling with creative mojo. Last week, I had an overwhelming desire to just sit and blend ink. This happened.

YAY!

Have a great day!

Supplies:  Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Strathmore Bristol, inks: Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted VIolet, VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (flower), Technique Tuesday (hola), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.