Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 242-You're Awesome


It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  I also have some information about a big sale at one of my favorite online stores, so you'll want to keep reading through to the end of this post . . .  This week's sketch has a nice, big panel that's perfect for your larger images or die cuts.

You're Awesome card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesI used the Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set and matching Spectrum Icons dies for my card.  The unicorn was colored with pale pink markers and adhered to a star patterned paper panel using dimensional dots. I used a die cut sun, stamped on yellow cardstock using orange ink, to represent the sketch's round element.  The set's "you're awesome" sentiment was stamped at the bottom of the panel in black ink.  I matted the panel on aqua cardstock, then adhered it to a turquoise panel on top of a contrasting bright pink cardstock strip.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jackie Pedro
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

And, as promised, heres' the big sale information.  i {heart} papers is celebrating its 6th--yes, 6th!--birthday with 6 days of savings.  Use the code IHP6BD to save 25% off of your order of $25 or more today through Friday.  Happy shopping!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set and Spectrum Icons dies; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Avery Elle Fizz ink; My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6 paper pad; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Melon Mambo cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Grass border punch (Fiskars)

Thanks a Latte

Here's my card for the current Viva la Verve sketch challenge.  I made a coffee themed thank you card using Verve's Holiday Treats stamp set.

Thanks a Latte card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Verve Stamps
After running a strip of dotted patterned paper down the center of a pink cardstock panel, I added a kraft circle on top.  The kraft circle was topped with a pink heart, die cut with the Heart Quartet die, and a to go cut, cut with the Cup of Cheer die and stamped with the matching image from the Holiday Treats set. I used foam tape to adhere the to go cup to add some dimension to the design.

The "thanks a latte" sentiment was stamped in kraft ink on an aqua strip. I adhered the strip over the patterned paper panel, tucking one end underneath the to go cup and kraft circle.  The finished panel was layered on to a white card base.

Materials Used:
Holiday Treats stamp set, Heart Quartet and Cup of Cheer dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch ink (Tsukineko); Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Cut and Paste-Flair 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); circle die (Lil' Inker Designs); foam tape

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fight Cure Win

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I replaced the sketch's round panel with the ribbon holding big eared bunny from the Survivor set, part of the most recent release from The Cat's Pajamas.

Fight Cure Win card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
The bunny was colored with Copic markers.  I used foam tape to adhere the bunny to the bottom of a pink striped patterned panel on a pale pink card base. Once the bunny was in place, I stamped the set's "fight cure win" sentiment at the top of the patterned paper panel in black pigment ink.  A few pink sequins finished the design.

Materials Used:
Survivor stamp set (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Dots and Stripes-Bubblegum Large Dots designer paper (Echo Park); Bubblegum sequins (Treehouse Studio); foam tape

You Tickle My Fancy

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge.  Using patterned paper helped pull this design together pretty quickly.

You Tickle My Fancy card-designed by Lor Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I picked a trendy triangle pattern in shades of pink and blue. The patterned paper squares were arranged on a blue cardstock panel.  I topped the panel with a pair of blue die cut feathers.  The "you tickle my fancy" sentiment from the Right on Target set was stamped in Bubblegum ink on a pale pink cardstock strip.  I adhered the strip over the patterned paper squares, tucking the end underneath the feathers.  A few blue sequins scattered around the card added a touch of sparkle to the simple design.  I matted the panel on pink cardstock, then adhered it to a light blue card base.

Materials  Used:
Right on Target stamp set, Bubblegum ink, Die-namics Feather and Arrow dies (My Favorite Things); Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, and Blushing Bride cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Felicity 6x6 paper pad (Glitz Design); light blue sequins (Treehouse Studio); foam tape

Friday, October 24, 2014

Give Thanks


This week's blogger challenge theme is leaves.  I put together this texture filled design with a little inspiration from the current Curtain Call challenge and this week's sketch at Retro Sketches

Give Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey InkMy leaf is a large maple leaf from the Papertrey Ink Leaf Prints stamp set.  I die cut the leaf from orange cardstock, then stamped the solid image on the die cut piece in orange ink and added the veins on top with kraft pigment ink.

To make a backdrop for the leaf, I die cut a large stitched circle from a kraft cardstock panel.  The panel was backed with a piece of burlap, then wrapped with some orange twine.  I stamped the "give thanks" sentiment from the Falling Leaves set in brown ink on the kraft panel, then added the leaf on top.  The panel was adhered to a piece of cream cardstock, then adhered to a dark brown card base.

Materials Used:
Leaf Prints and Falling Leaves stamp sets, Leaf Prints dies (Papertrey Ink); Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa ink (Tsukineko); Fizz ink (Avery Elle); Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); stitched circle die (Lil' Inker Designs); burlap (Michaels); orange baker's twine (Divine Twine)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sending You Monster Hugs

The current Lawnscaping challenge is to create a Halloween card or a card in a Halloween color scheme.  I used Lawn Fawn's cute Monster Mash set and the current Mojo Monday sketch to put this sweet design together.  It could be a Halloween card, but it could also work for other times or occasions.

Monster Hugs card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I adhered a green strip across a kraft cardstock panel, then added an orange dotted paper panel on top.  Once the panels were in place, I added one of the Monster Mash creatures to the top of the patterned paper panel.  The monster was colored with Copic markers, then cut with the matching die and adhered to the card with dimensional dots.  I stamped the "sending you monster hugs" sentiment on the patterned paper panel in black pigment ink.  A few super sparkly silver sequins completed the design.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set and Monster Mash dies; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink; Doodlebug Design Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad; silver sequins; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink)

Thinking Pink

Here's my card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch and inspiration challenge.  This clean and simple design also serves as my entry for this month's Pink Power themed Verve Diva Dare.

I'm Thinking of You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I stamped three different sized flower images from Verve's Poppy Birthday set on a white cardstock panel in black ink, then stamped over the outlines in pink pigment ink.  The "I'm thinking of you" sentiment from the Take Note set was stamped on a double ended banner strip.  I bent back the ends to give the strip some dimension, then used foam tape to adhere the banner to the panel.  The finished panel was matted on a pale gray panel, then adhered to a pink card base.

Materials Used:
Poppy Birthday and Take Note stamp sets (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Pixie ink (Avery Elle); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Blushing Bride cardstock (Stampin' Up!); double-ended banner die (Papertrey Ink); foam tape
 
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