Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hello Friend

I'm up on the SugarPea Designs blog today, sharing a bit of sweet SPD inspiration for you.  My creation was inspired by the current sketch and watercolor theme at Can You Case It.

Hello Friend card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea DesignsI started out by watercoloring a blue sky-like background on a piece of watercolor paper using distress markers and a wet paintbrush.  While the inks dried, I die cut a sun and cloud using the SugarCuts Whatever the Weather dies and the word "hello" from the Chatterbox Journal Card die set.  I also cut "hello" from a SugarPuff foam sheet.  It's a great way to add dimension to a detailed piece like this!

I arranged the die cut pieces on the watercolored panel, then added a few clear sequins from the Sea Spray sequin collection around the sun.  To complete the sentiment, I stamped the word "friend" from the coordinating Chatterbox Sentiments set in aqua ink just beneath the die cut word.  The finished panel was matted on orange cardstock, then adhered to an aqua card base.

I almost forgot--I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to the design, so I went over the watercolored area with a Spectrum Noir glitter pen. So pretty!  My closeup picture doesn't do it justice . . .

Be sure to check out the creations that some of my other SPD teammates are sharing today on their blogs:

Brianna Loeffelbein
Jenny Peterson

Materials Used:
Chatterbox Sentiments stamp set, SugarCuts Whatever the Weather and Chatterbox Journal Card dies, Sea Spray sequin collection, SugarPuff foam sheets (SugarPea Designs); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers distress markers (Ranger); clear Sparkle Glitter Brush pen (Spectrum Noir); Hawaiian Shores and Orange Zest cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape


  1. I am ALWAYS a fan of sparkle! Love your creation this week, Lori!

  2. Oh Lori, I love everything about this card! Beautiful!

  3. Fabulous layout! Love how you the sky area! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva


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