Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Color Throwdown 379-Make a Wish


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lynn is our hostess today and she's chosen a color combination inspired by these sweet heart-shaped cookies--pink, purple, gold, and hot pink.

Make a Wish card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord and 9th
I used the colors to make a girly birthday card with stamps and dies from Concord and 9th.  The cake was watercolored with Clean Color markers and an aquabrush.  After I finished coloring in the cake, I cut it out with the matching die.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I colored in the flames on the candles with a gold gel pen.

I used foam tape to adhere the cake to a panel watercolored with a bit of pale pink and spritzed with a coating of gold shimmer spray.  That gold shimmer spray somehow managed to coat almost my entire crafting space . . .  I stamped the "make a wish" sentiment next to the cake in shimmery gold ink, then accented the image and sentiment with some pink sequins.  The panel was matted on gold paper, then adhered on an angle to a pink card base with strips of hot pink and purple cardstock across it.

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine. Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones in your project. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD379. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd379 and #colorthrowdown. You can find us on Instagram (and on Facebook!) with the username colorthrowdown.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our February guestie Kay Miller, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Bonnie Sharp.

**  Amy ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** February guestie Kay Miller **
** Guest Star Stamper Bonnie Sharp **

Materials Used:
Eat Cake and Celebrate stamp set, Eat Cake and Celebrate dies (Concord and 9th); Versafine Onyx Black and Delicata Golden Glitz inks, Gold Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Clean Color markers (Zig); gold Sunburst metallic pen (Pentel); Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, and Plum Pudding cardstock (Papertrey Ink); gold paper (Target); watercolor paper (Ranger); Pink Lemonade sequins (Treehouse Studio); foam tape

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You Make My Heart Dance

I colored up this image a few days ago for this month's Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge.  It found its way on to a card for the current SugarPea Designs sketch challenge.

You Make My Heart Dance card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
The image is from the Everyday Is Christmas stamp set.  I love how you can find uses for these fun images year round!  I colored the frog with Copic markers and cut it out using the matching die.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the eyes were coated with a bit of Glossy Accents for a shiny look. 

I used a plain kraft cardstock panel to make the background for the image.  After adding it to the kraft panel using foam tape, I stamped the "you make my heart dance" sentiment from the Feeling Sentimental set beneath the image in black pigment ink.  To match the love theme I was going for, I added a tiny red heart, die cut with one of the Heart Journal Card dies, just above the frog.  I adhered the kraft panel to the right side of a red card base, then filled in the rest of the cardfront with a red polka dot print paper.

You can check out all the details on the SPD sketch challenge on the SPD blog.  There's a new sketch each week, so the more often you play along each month, the better your chance of winning a SPD gift certificate in the random drawing at the end of the month.  And, if you use SPD stamps, the prize is even sweeter!


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Materials Used:
Everyday Is Christmas and Feeling Sentimental stamp sets, SugarCuts Everyday Is Christmas and Heart Journal Card dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock, Pure Poppy patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Glossy Accents (Ranger); foam tape

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mojo Monday 434-You Stole My Heart

You Stole My Heart card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs

Happy Monday!  It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  I used this week's sketch to create yet another Valentine's Day card.

I inked up another critter from the Lil' Inker Designs Lovie Friends set for my card.  After coloring the bear image with Copic markers and cutting the image out with the matching die, I used foam tape to adhere the image to a kraft stitched circle die cut.  The stitched circle panel was adhered to a red cardstock panel with a wide piece of red dotted patterned paper along the left side.  I added half of a kraft stitched circle die cut to the top left side of the red panel, then adhered the red panel to a kraft card base.  The set's "you stole my heart" sentiment was stamped in black ink on a red sentiment flag die cut.  I adhered it next to the bear image, tucking the straight edge underneath the bear.

Head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for more inspiration from the design team and to add your own take on this week's sketch!  You can also find all of the Mojo Makers at their blogs here:


Materials Used:
Lovie Friends stamp set, Lovie Friends, Sentiment Flag, and Stitched Circle dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onxy Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Recollections Red Pindots designer paper (Michaels); foam tape

Sunday, February 7, 2016

HB2U

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  With one of MFT's great Die-namics dies and some bold patterned paper, this one came together in no time at all.

HB2U card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from My Favorite Things
I paired the "HB2U" die from the Tag Talk set with some number patterned paper from a Doodlebug Designs paper pad to make my birthday card.  I cut a piece of the patterned paper and matted it on a coordinating green cardstock panel, then adhered it to a blue card base.  The "HB2U" tag was cut from a scrap of green cardstock.  So that the negative space would stand out against the busy patterned paper, I attached a scrap of blue cardstock to the back of the tag to cover the opening.  After knotting a scrap of blue ribbon through the hole in the tag, I used foam tape to adhere the tag to the card base.  A few white enamel dots scattered around the tag added a bit of dimension to the stamp-free design.

Materials Used:
Sour Apple cardstock, Die-namics Tag Talk dies (My Favorite Things); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Take Note 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); white enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); blue grosgrain ribbon; foam tape

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Be My Valentine

I couldn't resist the sweet new Lovie Friends stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs.  The images are fun to color and great for lots of occasions, not just Valentine's Day.  I colored up the set's panda image for this card based on the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Be My Valentine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
The panda was colored with Copic markers, then cut with the matching die.  I used foam tape to adhere the image to a pale pink stitched rectangle die cut.  The die cut was adhered to a pink dotted patterned paper (leftover from my holiday cards!) over a strip of white cardstock.  I stamped the "be my valentine" sentiment in white ink on a narrow red cardstock strip, then heat embossed the words in white so that they'd pop against the red.  The sentiment strip was adhered to the card, positioned just beneath the panda's feet.  I layered the finished panel on to a coordinating pale pink card base.

Materials Used:
Lovie Friends stamp set, Lovie Friends and Stitched Rectangle dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Pink Lemonade cardstock (My Favorite Things); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollections pink dotted patterned paper, Snow embossing powder (Michaels); foam tape

Friday, February 5, 2016

SugarPea Designs February Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop

Wood You Be My Valentine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs

Hi Crafty Friends!
It’s time again for our Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop !  Now that so many of you have our January Product Release in your hot little hands, our Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!
 
I used the new Timber stamp set plus the SugarCuts Key to My Heart (also new in January!), Woodgrain Journal Card, and Heart Journal Card dies for my Valentine's Day design.  I colored the lumberjack image with Copic markers and carefully cut him out.  He was adhered to a blue cardfront covered with coordinating blue striped paper and a kraft Woodgrain Journal Card die cut, tilted on an angle.  The woodgrain texture goes perfectly with the image!  The set's "wood you be my Valentine" sentiment was stamped on a blue cardstock strip and tucked beneath the lumberjack image.   I accented the image with a pair of die cut hearts cut with the Key to My Heart and Heart Journal Card dies.
 
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Materials Used:
Timber stamp set, SugarCuts Woodgrain Journal Card, Heart Journal Card, and Key to My Heart dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic);  Marina Mist and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); silver cardstock (Michaels); Adventure 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); foam tape

Thursday, February 4, 2016

XOXO

I'm excited to be a guest designer for this week's sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch!  I used the sketch along with stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas to put together a simple love themed design in a traditional color scheme.

XOXO card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
I started my design with a gray patterned paper panel.  After placing three narrow silver cardstock strips along the left side of the panel, I added a white oval, die cut with one of TCP's CutUps Framed Up dies over the strips.  The "xoxo" sentiment from the Conversation Hearts set was stamped on the oval in black ink.  I accented it with a pair of red stitched hearts, die cut with the CutUps Nested Hearts dies.  For a dramatic pop of color, I arranged a trio of black sequins around the sentiment panel. The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating red card base.

Materials Used:
Conversation Hearts stamp set, CutUps Nested Hearts and Framed Up dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Cement Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver cardstock (Michaels); black sequins; foam tape
 
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