Saturday, February 7, 2015

Stop Counting the Candles

I put together this birthday card based on the current Mojo Monday sketch.  I've had this Carta Bella birthday themed paper pad out on my table for a while now and it was just what I needed to go with a sentiment from the Sassy Birthday set from The Cat's Pajamas.

Stop Counting the Candles card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
I stamped the birthday sentiment in aquamarine ink on a white panel and matted it on a lighter aqua cardstock panel.  It was adhered to a matching card base covered with candle patterned paper with a strip of festive star patterned paper along the left side.  The candle pattern was a perfect match for the sentiment!

Once the panels were in place, I added two contrasting solid cardstock banner strips, cut with one of TCP's CutUps Framed Up 2 dies, and a sparkly silver star, die cut with the CutUps 3x3 Stars die. The star was adhered with some foam tape for a little dimension and pop.

Materials Used:
Sassy Birthday stamp set, CutUps Framed Up 2 and 3x3 Stars dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, and Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); It's a Celebration 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella); silver glitter cardstock (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Such a sweet card! Love the sentiment!

  2. Great card Lori. Love the colors and the sentiment. Bernie

  3. This is just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!


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