Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Color Throwdown 399-As Wonderful as the First Sip


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess this week and she's sharing a tasty color combination--chocolate, pale yellow, red, and kraft.  I combined the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch to create a clean and simple coffee themed design.

As Wonderful as the First Sip card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
I used dies from Lil' Inker Designs to create a to go cup for my focal image.  For a pop of red, I added a stitched heart cut with the From the Heart dies to the cup's sleeve.  The finished cup was adhered to a pale yellow card base using foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee Talk stamp set next to the cup in chocolate brown ink.  To finish the design, I added a piece of a kraft colored pearl flourish to the top of the to go cup to look like a bit of steam wafting from the cup.

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 CTD399. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd399 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 June guestie, Kara Vrabel, and this week's guest star stamper, Vicki Finger.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June guestie Kara Vrabel **

Materials Used:
Coffee Talk stamp set, Coffee Cozy and Of the Heart dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Rich Cocoa ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Barely Banana and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); marker (Copic); kraft pearl flourish (Want2Scrap); foam tape

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Here's my card for June's last Viva la Verve sketch challenge.  I used the sketch along with a classic red, gray, and silver color combination to create an anniversary card.

Happy Anniversary card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I built my design on a pretty gray on gray patterned paper panel.  After adding a trio of narrow shiny silver fishtail flag strips at the top of the panel, I adhered the matted sentiment panel on top.  Verve's "happy anniversary" Plain Jane stamp was stamped on the pale gray pierced rectangle panel in gray pigment ink.  I accented it with a pair of deep red hearts cut with Verve's Heart Quartet die.  Love the pop of the red against the neutral background!  The finished panel was adhered to a gray card base.

Materials Used:
Happy Anniversary Plain Jane stamp, Heart Quartet dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Gravel Gray and Grout Gray cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Rectangle STAX and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Cherry Cobbler cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); foam tape

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mojo Monday 454-I Think You're Quite Cool

I Think You're Quite Cool card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Concord & 9th

Happy Monday!  It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  The sketch's large round panel screamed "sun" to me, so I ran with it and made a summery design using stamps from Concord and 9th.

My sun was made with a pinking edged yellow circle topped with a striped yellow patterned paper circle.  I set the round panel at the upper left corner of a light blue dotted patterned paper panel and trimmed the circle so its edges were flush with the panel's edges.  I replaced the sketch's rectangular panel with a popsicle! To get a traditional bomb pop-like look, I inked the top of the solid stamp with red ink and the bottom with blue, leaving the center uninked.  After cutting out the stamped image with the matching die, I stamped the "I think you're quite cool" sentiment on it in black ink.  I wanted to get an icy look, so I brushed over the popsicle with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.  It really does have a sparkly, icy look IRL!  I added the popsicle stick, then used foam tape to adhere the image to the panel over a silver fishtail flag strip.  A few white glitter enamel dot "drips" completed the design.  I adhered the finished panel to a contrasting red card base.

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:
Sweet and Cool stamp set, Sweet and Cool dies (Concord and 9th); Memento Bahama Blue, Love Letter and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lemon Tart cardstock, Lemon Tart and Spring Rain patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); silver paper (Target); circle and pinking circle dies (Spellbinders); Die-namics Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Clear Overlay Sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir); white glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Miss You Pig Time

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I love this week's layout and my card came together quickly with the help of one of the pigs from the new Hog Heaven stamp set. 

Miss You Pig Time card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I stamped the heart-hugging pig on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers, then carefully cut it out. The pig was adhered to a pink pierced circle die cut, then layered on to a red mat.  I added the pig to a pink card base over a red gingham patterned paper strip.  The gingham pattern says "farm" to me, so it seemed like a good match for the pig image. 

So that it would stand out against the gingham, the "miss you pig time" sentiment was stamped on a pink fishtail flag strip instead of directly on the panel.  I adhered a very narrow solid red cardstock strip just beneath the patterned panel.  A few white enamel dots scattered around the image panel completed the design.

Materials Used:
Hog Heaven stamp set, Bubblegum cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Pure Poppy patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); circle dies (Spellbinders); white enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wishing You a Rainbow of Happiness

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's a pretty loose interpretation of the sketch, but I think you can see how it inspired me if you look closely!

Rainbow of Happiness card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Instead of using a pair of round offset panels, I used the stitched rainbow and cloud dies from My Favorite Things.  I arranged the rainbow strips on a blue dotted panel, then added the cloud on top.  The cloud is cut from shimmery white cardstock.  You can't see the shimmer in the photo, but it looks so nice IRL.  The "wishing you a rainbow of happiness" sentiment was stamped on the cloud in black ink.  I slid a narrow shimmery silver cardstock strip beneath the cloud so that it stretched across the width of the card.  The shimmer on the cloud and silver strip make this cheerful design a good fit for the current Simon Says Stamp Add Shimmer challenge.

Materials Used:
Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, Die-namics End of the Rainbow dies (My Favorite Things); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red, Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Pacific Point, Lovely Lilac, Bashful Blue, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Spring Rain patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); silver cardstock (Michaels); foam tape

Friday, June 24, 2016

SugarPea Designs June Sweet Peek Week-Day 5

Time to Celebrate Gift Set-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs

Welcome to day 5 of June's Sweet Peek Week at SugarPea Designs!  Today we're showing off the Sweet Incentive set for this release, Gift Greetings, and the fabulous new SugarCuts Stitched Note and Gift Card Holder dies. They'll be available in the SPD store along with all of the other new goodies tonight (Friday, June 24) at 6 PM EST.

I used some of the stamps and dies we peeked earlier this week (Celebrate All the Things stamp set, SugarCuts Celebrate and Party Banner Duo dies) along with the Gift Greetings set and the SugarCuts Stitched Note and Gift Card Holder dies to make a birthday ensemble.  The ensemble includes a decorated gift bag and coordinating gift card holder.  To dress up the plain white mini paper bag, I covered the front with a piece of paper from the new It's a Celebration paper pad and the back with a coordinating piece of solid cardstock.  I added the die cut word "celebrate" to the patterned paper and stamped the "time to" sentiment from the -- set just above it in navy ink.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I used two die cut words--one blue and one yellow.  I stacked them slightly offset so that the yellow is just barely visible underneath the blue.

I used the same color cardstock for the gift card holder as I used on the back of the gift bag.  I decorated one side of the gift card holder with a banner cut with the SugarCuts Party Banner Duo dies.  The "it's your birthday" sentiment from the Celebrate All the Things set was stamped beneath it in navy ink.  After I tucked a gift card inside the holder, I stamped the "treat yourself to something nice" sentiment from the Gift Greetings set so that the recipient would see the message when it was opened.

Want to win the brand new Gift Greetings stamp set for yourself?  Of course you do!  Leave a comment on today's post on the SPD blog.  You have all week to comment.  Winners from our June product release will be announced on Sunday, June 26.  And, for an extra entry for today's giveaway, leave a comment on each SPD designer's blog, too.  Here's where to find them:

Lori Tecler--you're here!

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/celebrate-all-the-thingshttp://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/gift-greetings

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-stitched-note-gift-card-holderhttp://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-party-banner-duohttp://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-celebratehttp://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/its-a-celebration-patterned-paper-collection

Materials Used:
Celebrate All the Things and Gift Greetings stamp sets, SugarCuts Celebrate, Party Banner Duo, and Stitched Note and Gift Card Holder dies, It's a Celebration paper pad (Sugar Pea Designs); Memento Nautical Blue ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Limeade Ice cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Lemon Drop cardstock (My Favorite Things); Night of Navy and Baja Breeze cardstock (Stampin' Up!); mini paper bag

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SugarPea Designs June Sweet Peek Week-Day 4

Make a Wish card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs

Welcome to day 4 of June's Sweet Peek Week at SugarPea Designs!  Today we're showing off the  new Bring on the Cake and HB2U stamp sets and coordinating SugarCuts Birthday Journal Card dies.  They'll be available in the SPD store along with all of the other new goodies on Friday, June 24 at 6 PM EST.

My card features the wonky cake image from the Bring on the Cake set. I stamped the patterned cake images on pink cardstock in pink ink, then used the coordinating die cuts to cut out the stamped pieces.   I used foam tape to adhere the layers to a bright pink stitched rectangle die cut with the new SugarCuts Birthday Journal card die. It's topped with a tiny candle dotted with Gold Stickles on the flame.  Once the cake was in place, I stamped the "make a wish" sentiment beneath it and a pair of streamer strips above it in silver ink, then embossed the images in silver for extra sparkle.  The panel was layered on a pale pink scalloped rectangle, also cut with the new Birthday Journal Card die, and matted with silver paper, then adhered to a pale pink card base using foam tape.

Want to win the brand new Bring on the Cake stamp set for yourself?  Of course you do!  Leave a comment on today's post on the SPD blog.  You have all week to comment.  Winners from our June product release will be announced on Sunday, June 26.  And, for an extra entry for today's giveaway, leave a comment on each SPD designer's blog, too.  Here's where to find them:

Lori Tecler--you're here!

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/bring-on-the-cake-2http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/hb2u-2

http://www.sugarpeadesigns.com/product/sugarcut-birthday-journal-card

Materials Used:
Bring on the Cake stamp set, SugarCuts Birthday Journal Card die (SugarPea Designs); Delicata Silvery Shimmer and Memento Angel Pink and Cantaloupe inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Raspberry Fizz and Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); silver paper (Target); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); Gold Stickles (Ranger); foam tape
 
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