Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


So Special Butterfly Card

I made this blended background ages ago, it was just hanging out in one of my folders. This week, I thought it needed a butterfly!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallic Flame, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink, Purple, Navy Floral Birthday

An old favorite design! I updated it by using navy as my neutral.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lollipop, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Baby Boy Shower Card

This inspired the baby boy note card last week.

Offspring3 requested this.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Sweet Little One Elephant Onesie Note Card

My card basket is lopsided on the blue to pink ratio! Add one to the blue side.

I stamped the elephant in gray and embossed. I wanted it to have more loft, so I overstamped in VersaMark (clear) and embossed again. Perfect!  Good thing I left the elephant stamp on the MISTI, so lining up the second stamping was a no brainer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Let Your Dreams Take Flight Butterfly Card

When I got the paisley stamp out for yesterday’s card, I also grabbed the large swallowtail stamp.

The lime paper is sparkly metallic – which I could not capture with the camera.  (BOO!)

Supplies: Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Looking For You Card

As I was making this (admittedly, SUBDUED) card, I thought of all of the bright color combinations that would be fabulous for it. Luckily, this stamp set has lots of sentiments, so you may see another version of this in the near future.

Each frame is double layered (navy over black, pattern over royal). The hearts in the background were blended through a stencil.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – KaiserCraft Havana Nights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Baby Deer Holiday Tag

I have not been very crafty in the last week. I made this quickly on Sunday morning to have something to put into a blog post.

Did you catch any exceptional Black Friday sales? I did some online shopping, and was satisfied to get the discounts I got. (I wonder if Cyber Monday discounts will be larger???)

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Copic E21, E33, E53, VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (deer, stitched hillsides), Reverse Confetti (tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, navy grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).