Welcome to Paper Inkspirations!

Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Friday, September 2, 2011

Embossed Flower Fields

Hi!  Remember me???  Allow me to introduce myself....I'm Krissy....I know it's been forever since I posted.  Life has been crazy around our home lately.  But, now that I've gotten the boys back into the school routine I will have more time to get inky!  Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!   My oldest started 2nd grade last week  and my youngest (my baby!) began Kindergarten.  It's been an adjustment for all of us, getting back into the swing of a morning routine and getting them on and off of the bus and then dinner, homework and bedtime.  It's been strange for me having both of them gone all day, I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually, but right now it's still strange being home alone.  More time to get inky though, right?

This is one of the cards I've created for Stampendous and Michaels stores.  It's the first time I've used more than one colored embossing powder at a time.  It was so much fun to mix and match!!!  I have one tip for you, though.  After you stamp the image with the Versamark ink sprinkle one of the embossing powders very lightly to use as a guideline as to where the flowers and stems are located.  Then apply the remaining colors more liberally covering the image completely.   For some more tips and techniques on how to use Stampendous embossing powders, watch some of Fran's videos on You Tube.  All the supplies used to make this card are available at your local Michaels store!

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and check out the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.  It's going to be so much fun!  Our wonderful Wendy Price has created a great sketch and many of the Stampendous team members are playing along.  We hope you will too!

I'll be back next week with more cards.  Whatever your plans are for the long Labor Day weekend, I hope you and your family have a wonderful time with family and friends - be safe!

Take time to get inky today!


Unknown said...

it's beautiful...cas and elegant...lovely

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card, Krissy. Great tip as well!

wendyp said...


Melinda Gleissner said...

very pretty!