Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Floral Note Card – Fusion/CTS#81

fusion case combo note card

I missed the deadline on this sketch!

This was a combined FUSION/CAS(E) challenge. I was inspired by the sketch on the right.

fusion June 19th with CASE this Sketch

TGIF!! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pink Passion (retired), Pool Party, Soft Sky, YoYo Yellow (retired), Webster’s Pages/Alison Kreft Designs, ink – Palette Noir Black, punches – Fiskars, Provo Craft.


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PPA192 and Simon Wednesday Challenge – Wedding Card

ppa192 wedding

I worked the current Pals Paper Arts Challenge (#192) and the Simon Wednesday Challenge together this week.

Here is the PPA192 sketch:

ppa192 sketchThe Simon Wednesday theme is “wedding or anniversary” this week. And the tin ceiling designer paper was just perfect. I really like the white and the off white together.

Funny, I had forgotten how much I LOVE gold embossing.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Webster’s Pages – Alison Kraft, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s, oragandy and satin ribbon – ClearBags.


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Fusion Challenge #4 – Butterfly Birthday Card

fusion 4 terrys birthday

This is my effort for the latest Fusion Card Challenge (#4). I used both the sketch and the photo as inspiration for this challenge.

I stamped, embossed and colored butterflies on a white panel. Backed it with designer paper from Alison Kraft/Webster’s Pages. Difficult to see, but I embossed an edge detail on the bottom of the Pool Party layer (click photo to enlarge).

Here is the Fusion inspiration:

fusion challenge 4This will be going out to my mother-in-law early in March – she loves all shades of yellow and butterflies.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, Summer Sun (retired), Webster’s Pages (Alison Kraft Composition & Color), inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, Summer Sun (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Stampin’ Up! (butterfly), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


DS134 Hello Card

ds134 hello

Here is my take on the latest Deconstructed Sketch Challenge (DS134). I have to admit – I LOVE THE WAY THIS TURNED OUT. 😉 You know I am my own worst critic, right? Sometimes a design for a challenge starts out good, but then I butt my head into the wall of the box I am trying to fit into, and I don’t love the final product (I can’t LOVE every card I make, right?). This one, though, just fell into place. I’m thinking that the colors in the Alison Kraft/Webster’s Pages paper just made me happy.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Webster’s Pages, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, enamel dot – Stampin’ Up!, jewels – Swarovski Elements/EK Success, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Just Saying Hi Card

just hi medallion and phone

Offspring3 gave me this stamp set (Hero Arts Just Saying Hi) for Christmas. The patterned paper (Allison Kraft Designs by Webster’s Pages) was on sale at Ellen Hutson last week. This medallion design reminds me of the linoleum in my maternal grandparents’ upstairs hallway.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Webster’s Pages, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.