Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Inspired by Elle Ad


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We have been getting Elle Magazine since January. I had no idea why. I finally contacted customer service, and it turns out the one year subscription was a bonus with a purchase I made from during November. Half price shoes AND a year of a magazine? WOOHOO!

There was a full-page ad of this dress by Cynthia Rowley (I have seen her as a guest judge on Project Runway). I was drawn to all of the colors.

cynthia rowley dress

This dress was available at Belk.

I painted an abstract swath of white craft paint on my coral card stock and let it dry overnight. Then I stamped over the white.

My basket is in need of Mother’s Day cards, so I added that sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up! (flowers are retired), paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, ink – Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white paint – JoAnn Crafting Essentials Acrylic Paint, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


2 thoughts on “Inspired by Elle Ad

  1. Do you put sentiments inside right away or do you wait? Loved the colors on this one and the dress too. Too bad it wouldn’t look like that on me.

    Sent from Irene

    Grandmom with DCC A site for Every Mom

    • By sentiment, I was only referring to the words on the outside of the card. Most of the cards in my basket are blank inside (exception – sympathy cards). The dress is pretty, but polyester??