Saturday, July 11, 2015

With Thanks

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge.  I took my inspiration from the cherry image that Joan used on her card, as well as her fun color scheme.  I switched up the color proportions on my versions, but kept a pair of cherries as the focal image.

With Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
My cherries are from the Clear and Simple Stamps Perfect Harvest set.  I colored the image with Copic markers, trying to add a little shading to give them a rounded look.  This afternoon, I'm heading to my not-so-local stamp store to take a class on shading from master colorist Sandy Allnock of Operation Write Home fame and I'm hoping her tips make a big difference in my coloring!  We'll see . . .  Anyway, after die cutting the image, I used foam tape to adhere it inside a curly label frame stamped on a green cardstock panel.  The "with thanks" sentiment was stamped in the open part of the frame.

I adhered the green panel to a contrasting white card base.  I tucked a strip of black cardstock underneath the bottom edge of the green panel, then added another narrow green panel, edged with a silver eyelet border strip, beneath it.  I really like how the shape of the eyelet border kind of ties in with the rounded loops of the frame.

Materials Used:
Perfect Harvest and Curly Label Frames 1 stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Glamazon Green, Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check, and Sterling Silver cardstock, Mini Fruit and Border:  Eyelet dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); markers (Copic); foam tape


  1. As soon as I saw this card in my feedly, I knew it was for the challenge! Love it. Yup, that eyelet border mirrors that curlique frame. I have that frame and never think to use it. Must dig it out!! Thanks for participating. I am honored that you did so!

  2. Love how the cherries pop against that green background! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Lori!

  3. Like your interpretation of Joan's card.

  4. Great card Lori! I love how clean and simple it is and the color combo is fantastic!

  5. Love your take on Joan's card. The "curly frame" is so fun and whimsical and works perfectly with the sweet cherries. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time with the coloring master and will learn lots! :)


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