Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 239-Be Jolly

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  I made a wintery design using this week's sketch.  It's definitely not too early to be thinking about holiday cards, is it?

Be Jolly card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery Elle
I used the new Be Jolly stamp set and matching die from Avery Elle for my card.  I made a simple scene on the sketch's large panel.  The scene was built on a piece of star patterned paper with a strip of shimmery white cardstock along the bottom.  I stamped the snowman image on the same shimmery white paper, then used Copic markers to color it in before cutting it out with the matching die. The snowman was attached to the scene using dimensional dots.  I stamped the set's "be jolly" sentiment next to the image in black ink.

After matting the scene on matching turquoise cardstock, I adhered it to a kraft card base over a red cardstock panel. To bring in a bit more red, I added a red fishtail flag strip to the right side of the card, overlapping the top edge of the image panel.

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

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Avery Elle Be Jolly stamp set and Be Jolly die; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink; Doodlebug Design Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Real Red and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); markers (Copic)


  1. that snowman is adorable, love the little snow scene you created!!

  2. Super cute, Lori! Love the sweet snowman and your fabulous take on the sketch!

  3. Totally adorable! Love your sweet snowman.

  4. Love these colors together Lori and that star patterned paper is perfect for the layout. I actually can't believe I don't already have this paper! :)

  5. This is too stinkin' CUTE, Lori!!

  6. eep! This is just so cute! LOVE the color combo.

  7. This is gorgeous I love that little snowman

  8. Love this little winter scene! It's so perfectly festive!

  9. He is SO cute!!! LOVE the little scene you created and the colors are fantastic!


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