A Super Sketch for PPA 284

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge really had me stumped for a while….I guess that’s where the “challenge” part comes in!


I had no idea where this card was going to come from.  Usually when this happens, I will start with the stamp set but this card starting forming when I found the DSP laying on my desk under a pile of other papers.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-01-22-1831)

I love the barn wood look of this paper from the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper.  I then turned to what is probably my favorite stamp set in the whole annual catalog, Butterfly Basics, for the flower image.

Watermarked Photo 5 (2016-01-22-1833)

I colored it using Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink and a blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and the small butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri set punched with the bitty butterfly punch. I stamped all the images and sentiments with Chocolate Chip ink to coordinate more with the wood background.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-01-22-1832)  Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-01-22-1833)

The sentiment on the inside is also from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.The pink DSP is from the Love Blossoms Paper Stack.  This card can be used to a variety of occasions from a simple hello, get well or even a birthday.  I like to have a few of these kind of cards on hand.

I hope you have a very relaxing weekend and get to spend some time crafting.  We here in PA are expecting the blizzard they’ve named, Jonas any minute now.  Hopefully, it will just be a lot of snow which we can deal with.  However, they are predicting very high winds and power outages.

Take care,




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  1. This is beautiful! I love the barn wood paper with the pinks! Pretty flowers too! Mmglad you joined us at PPA!

  2. Darling card, I love how it works so well on the wood background!

  3. Great job with our PPA sketch! I especially love the inside of your card.

  4. YOU are amazing! WOW – way to hit it out of the BALLPARK! You are going to make one person very happy when they receive this work of art!!!! HUGS!

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