Monday, March 16, 2015

The Challenge 27-Celebrate New Beginnings

The Challenge is back with a new sketch and color combination!  You can choose to use just the sketch, just the colors, or to combine them both on your card. I used both the sketch and the colors on this cheery design.

New Beginnings card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lil' Inker Designs
I did a very literal interpretation of the sketch, using a butterfly die from Lil' Inker Designs.  To add interest, I die cut the butterfly twice--once from pink cardstock, then a second time from white vellum. I adhered just the center of the vellum butterfly to the pink one, allowing me to bend back the wings for dimension.  A trio of tiny pearls along the center of the vellum butterfly hides the adhesive (clever, right?)

The butterfly was adhered to a white cardstock panel over a pair of fishtail flag strips.  I accented the butterfly with a trio of different sized lime green enamel dots around it.  The "celebrate new beginnings" sentiment from the Spring Sentiments set was stamped at the bottom of the panel in gray pigment ink.  I layered the finished panel on a pink card base.

Don't miss what the rest of the amazing challenge team has created to inspire you!  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Anita Madden
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lee Ann Barrett
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Lynn Put
Nancy Salkeld 
Narelle Farrugia, March's featured designer

Materials Used:
Spring Sentiments stamp set, Stitched Butterfly dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Limeade Ice and Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Steel Grey cardstock, Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax and Fishtail Flag Stax Layers dies (My Favorite Things); white vellum (The Paper Company); lime green enamel dots (Michaels); self-adhesive pearls (Zva Creative)


  1. Awww - your fluttery butterfly is so soft! I love the vellum overlay and the addition of those enamel dots was a genius design move. Awesome work!

  2. So pretty, Lori. Love your butterfly and smart way to hide the adhesive!!

  3. Beautiful card Lori. I love that vellum over the butterfly!

  4. ALWAYS love the super clean crispness of your colors and cards, so lovely!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend Lori!!!


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