Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2022

(as always, click on any image to enlarge)

My parents LOVE St. Patrick’s Day – I think the loud party aspect! My Dad does have some Irish heritage (at least 25%), my Mom has only a smidge (which she makes up for by her love of corned beef & cabbage!).

An Irish blessing:

May your troubles be less

and your blessings be more,

and nothing but happiness

come through your door.

Ireland 2019 – The Cliffs of Moher

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Quick Scrapbook Paper Thank You Cards

A few more thank you cards – using scrapbook paper makes them really quick!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Aqua and Gold Sympathy Card

I had a card base on my craft table that I thought was blank inside. Nope, I had embossed a sympathy sentiment inside. I pulled out a very old stamp set to help me complete the card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Distress Ink Floral Watercolor Birthday Card

These images were embossed on Neenah cardstock in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks. This cardstock is not meant for watercoloring, but I wanted the bright white background.

I always make an extra background when doing things that require multiple stamping steps. Both pieces turned out fine, so I made two more cards out of the extra background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Stars and Stripes Birthday Card

Hello, hello!

I am still struggling with my creativity.

My father-in-law’s birthday is very close to the 4th of July, and, as usual, one of his cards turned out patriotic.

The open stars die was a freebie with a Taylored Expressions order (thanks, Offspring3!). I cut 2 to fill the front of this card, and used the solid stars to fill in around the edges.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, My Favorite Things Very Merry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (open stars), embossing powder – Ranger Ultra Fine white.


Blended Window Birthday Card

I recently won a random drawing for a My Favorite Things gift card. This window stencil was one of the items I chose.

Hope your week is going well.

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower outlines), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Ocean Theme Baby Card

This was a request from Cousin Pati. Baby boy card for a baby shower. Whales if possible.

Yikes! I have no whales.

But a little school of foiled fish with a stenciled/blended ocean background – I can do that.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – My Favorite Things, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), foil – ThermOWeb Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Stenciled Posies Mother’s Day Card

Frantically trying to get Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mother and Mother-in-law. I didn’t pay attention to the calendar. YIKES! Mother’s Day is Sunday.

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Pair of Anniversary Cards

Springtime means wedding anniversaries for both sets of parents here. I made similar cards for both couples this year.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope DSP, Painted Blooms DSP, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Reverse Confetti (tag), Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, jewels – Swarovski, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Pastel Watercolored Bouquet Birthday Card

I found this stamped piece in one of my folders, and since it turned out to be Bristol cardstock, I did a bit of pale watercoloring with my ZIG pens. I do like how pale it turned out.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Yellow (050), die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.