Sunday, November 30, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Spreading Good Cheer

***  Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. ***

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is an Anything Goes challenge.  I used the Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops stamp set and coordinating Gumdrops Icons dies to create this fun and festive seasonal design.

Spreading Good Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
The set's gingerbread boy is my focal image. To give the outline an icing-like look, I stamped the image in white pigment ink on brown cardstock, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  After cutting it out with the matching die, I added a pair of red buttons using a Pico Embellisher. The Pico Embellisher makes fabulous dimensional accents--if you haven't tried one out, you should! 

I used foam tape to attach the gingerbread man to a green dotted panel.  The panel was tied with contrasting red ribbon. I added the set's "spreading good cheer" sentiment above the ribbon, heat embossing it so it would really stand out.  The dotted panel was adhered to a green panel over a piece of plaid patterned paper.

Don't miss what the rest of the talented SPARKS team has created for this week's challenge.  Here's where to find them:

Hope you'll join us and play along!

Materials Used:
Giddy Gumdrops stamp set  and Gumdrops Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink, Lady Bug irRESISTible Pico Embellisher (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); marker (Copic); Creamy Caramel, Gable Green and Green Galore cardstock, red grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Home for the Holidays 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); white embossing powder (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Lori, this is so cheerful and festive! I LOVE the colors and patterned paper on your darling card!

  2. Oh I love how bright and cheery this is Lori!

  3. Such a SUPER SWEET Card!! =) I LOVE the Design and the FUN Papers that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. What a fun card! I love that sweet little gingerbread man and that great patterned paper!

  5. I just love these papers and that little gingerbread man! He looks good enough to eat;) LOL! LOVE your design, Lori! YOU ROCK!

    ps... sorry I'm a bit late in stopping by!


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