Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 253-The Perfect Pear


It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  This week's sketch calls for a square design.  I took a little inspiration from yesterday's Clear and Simple Stamps Create with Love Craftathon and created a love themed card in a non-traditional color scheme.

Perfect Pear card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
I used the pears from the Perfect Harvest set as my focal image.  I die cut two pears from white cardstock and filled them in with the matching solid images, then adhered them to a round panel.  The top pear was adhered with foam tape for a little dimension.  I stamped a teeny, tiny red heart from the Taglines:  Critters set in red ink between the pears for a contrasting pop of color.

I topped a gray cardstock square with a strip of patterned paper (it's from a Halloween themed paper pad!) and a lime green cardstock square.  I used a strip of silver washi tape across the panels to add a a little sparkle to the design.  Once the tape was in place, I added the image panel on top.  I stamped the "we make the perfect pear" sentiment from the Perfect Harvest Fillers set in green ink beneath the tape, then arranged a trio of gray enamel dots around the lime panel.  I adhered the finished panel to a lime card base.

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
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Perfect Harvest, Perfect Harvest Fillers, and Taglines:  Critters stamp sets, In the Limelight, Kraft Like a Rockstar Green, and Dare to Be a Diva Red inks, In the Limelight, I Steel Got It, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Shapes:  Circles and Mini Fruit dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); Witches Brew 6x6 paper pad (Jillibean Soup); Chalk Studio 2 gray enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); silver washi tape; foam tape


  1. I like pastel papers and washi tape!

  2. What a sweet card Lori! I love how you added the washi tape. I have rolls of it and haven't used it yet!

  3. beautiful, love the gray and lime combo and the washi tape is brilliant!!

  4. Such a sweet card! Love the layered pears with tiny heart and your strip of silver washi tape.

  5. Love the color scheme, those pears are great and such a fun sketch to work with! Sweet card!

  6. So wonderful, Lori. I love the lime green with the kraft.

  7. ACK! Those pears are the cutest!!! This is ADORABLE Lori!


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