Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


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Birds and Florals Get Well Card

Last weekend, hubby went to visit his parents. He ran some errands for his mother, and she had requested that he purchase some greeting cards for her to have at the house. Hubby does not like shopping for cards, so he came back from the store without them. “Oh, Kathy can make them for you.” Which is fine and dandy, but I make cards that are blank inside. Now I have to come up with inside sentiments for the cards she requested (card sentiments are so personal to me – I dislike trying to pick for cards that other people will send). Not an insurmountable task, but one I dread. It will all work out…but I will procrastinate!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Rainbow Floral Wreath Hola Card

Another small, square card – just the way things are cropping for me right now.

For years, I have seen Laura Bassen and Jennifer McGuire make rainbow cards.

I finally took the time to TRY. (I really have something else I should be working on, so this is pure procrastination!)

Cute, right??

After I got the wreath stamped, I had a difficult time finding a sentiment to fit in the middle (this was my 4th try). Silly me, HOLA should have been my first choice since Offspring3 is traveling in a Spanish speaking country right now.  (Te amo, chica!!  😉  )

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sunrise Rooster Birthday Card

I had the leftover sunrise pieces from last week’s card, and I knew I wanted to use the sunrise with a colorful rooster.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic B06, BG15, C7, R24, R29, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunray cutting plate), Newton’s Nook (rooster), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Happy You’re My Friend Square Card

I colored this image with really bright markers last week, but today I left it just as a black and white card.

Still stunning!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Make Today Beautiful Card

My new Newton’s Nook stamp sets were still on my craft table (ready to be put away), when I pulled out my *never been used* Lawn Fawn sunray coverplate die.

I had a Reese’s “You got peanut butter in my chocolate”, “no, you got chocolate in my peanut butter” moment.

The cut sunrays were staring at me, and the “make today beautiful” sentiment jumped out.

I added a few sequins, just to make the sunrise glint.

YAY!

Happy Friday!

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.