Sunday, May 3, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Love You

*** 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.  With Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd put something together with that in mind.

Love You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
The beautiful flowers from the Lovely Thoughts set were perfect for a Mother's Day design.  Here, I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper in shades of pink.  After the paint dried, I stamped the flowers on the paper in gray pigment ink, then heat embossed them and cut them out.  I used the same technique for the leaves.

I arranged the flowers and leaves on a pale pink cardstock panel over a white paper doily and a strip of satin ribbon.  Once they were in place, I tucked the end of a crystal flourish underneath the flowers and stamped the "love you" sentiment above them.  The finished panel was set on a pale gray card base.

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

Lori--you're here!

Materials Used:
Lovely Thoughts stamp set (Paper Smooches); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white satin ribbon, clear embossing powder watercolors, watercolor paper (Michaels); crystal flourish (Prima); white paper doily; foam tape


  1. Love how feminine your card is Lori. All the perfect touches.

  2. Lori, this is beautiful! I LOVE the watercolored flowers and the doily is the perfect accent. I am sure your mom with <3 it!!

  3. LOVE how BEAUTIFUL this is!!The added touch with the Doily and then the Gems really just finishes the Blooms off!! =) Your Mom will Cherish it!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. What a gorgeous card, Lori! I LOVE your flowers and the doily--- they match perfectly! It's sophisticated and fabulous <3

    THANKS for being patient with me last week- I hate being so busy that I can't respond to your emails <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

  5. What a gorgeous card! Love the doily!


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