Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Cool Bear Tag – 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge

Ellen Hutson is having her 12 Tags of Christmas 2019 Challenge again this year. I always love to see what her designers create. This year, the daily themes are inspired by Christmas Carols.

My tag was inspired by Day 7, Cool Yule with Heather Meeson . After I saw the title, “Cool Yule”, Baloo from the animated version of The Jungle Book was stuck in my head.

So, I colored the MFT sELFIE bear similar to Baloo. Who could be cooler? Shoobie doo bop!

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic 100, B0000, N1, N4, R29, YG23, Gina K. Designs Amalgam, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions, hole punch – Fiskars, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


Night Sky Forever and Always Card

I wanted a blended background behind this die, and I found a “night sky” in my completed pieces folder.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions.


Dark Pink Sweet Little One Note Card

I have a few very specific cards that I should be working on, but my mojo is not at the optimum level for “very specific cards”. So,  I am working on perfectly lovely cards that will fill holes in my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Melon Mambo, inks – Copic E21, RV04, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Essentials by Ellen ( scallops), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Treat Yourself Note Card

How’s everyone doing?

I’ve been a little under the weather, with a smattering of “other things to do” going on.

Today’s note card was really quick and easy. Wouldn’t it be cute to hold a gift card from the local ice cream shop as an end of year gift for a student or favorite teacher?

I made the ice cream chocolate – because that is my favorite.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, C5, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Goodbye, Sweet Baby

This card was a request – a family is mourning the loss of their 21 year old fur baby named Baby.

The sentiment was computer generated on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, and die cut.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic E41, R0000, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smoky Gray, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolored Distress Oxide Encouragement Note Card

Another try at watercoloring with Distress Oxide inks. This time I stamped the image using 2 colors of ink (so they blend in the middle). And I was more careful with the water I applied to the flowers, most of the detail lines were preserved. There is a light splattering of sparkle (Wink of Stella) that is not visible in the photo.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Bear Pair Valentine’s Day Card

This is the bear stamp I used on my parents Christmas cards – those I left white as polar bears. Sometime over the holidays, I saw someone else had colored the bears brown for a card – adorable.

So, I embossed the bears onto watercolor paper and gently watercolored them. The snow is even sparkly white watercolor (you can almost see it in the photo).

And, YES, this is the card I am sending to my parents for Valentine’s Day.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Carmine Red (022), Light Gray (091), Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Pink Love Is TWINS Baby Card

A friend requested this last week – I think the twins turned out really cute!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, Y18, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Love is Love Baby Girl Card

I am out of baby cards – that is my first project this week.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, Y18, Stampin’ Up! Pretty In Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Razzle Berry and Pool Party Spectacular Card

I was wishing for summer weather and fun sunglasses when I made this!

I cut 3 pairs of glasses with the My Favorite Things die (On A Whim, Razzle Berry, Basic Black) and glued them together (leaving one layer off the lenses). I dotted a bit of Wink of Stella into the tiny cutouts on the cat eye corners for some shimmer.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black,  ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder Stampin’ Up! (Sizzix).