Sunday, May 31, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS--It's Happy Hour Somewhere

***  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.  It's getting close to the end of the school year, which to me will mark the official start of summer.  Since I still have two more weeks of school to go, I've been dreaming of rest and relaxation, which is what inspired this design.

It's Happy Hour Somewhere card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI arranged a trio of cardstock circles and a narrow strip of shimmery silver paper on a white cardstock panel.  The largest circle was filled in with one of the drink images from the Free Spirits set.  I stamped the image on a matching die cut, then colored it with Copic markers.  To add the umbrella, I used my craft knife to cut a tiny slit in the glass, then tucked the end of the umbrella into the slit. 

To go with the drink image, the "it's happy hour somewhere" sentiment from the Get Outta Town set was stamped in black ink on the large green circle.  A few lime green enamel dots scattered around completed the design.

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

Materials Used:
Free Spirits and Get Outta Town stamp sets, Free Spirits Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Raspberry Fizz and Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); silver paper (Target); lime enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. Love those circles of happiness!

  2. Oh, Lori! You just knock my socks off with your card designs! I LOVE this card--- fun and perfect for Summer:) YOU ROCK <3


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