Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Challenge 91-Sending Thanks

The Challenge is back with a new papercrafting challenge to inspire you! This week we're featuring a sketch challenge with a super versatile layout.  Check out Lesley's blog if you'd like measurements for the layout to help you get started.

Sending Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery ElleI decided to use the layout to showcase some beautiful floral patterned paper I've had in my stash for a long time.  I cut the panel down to fit on a green card base.  For the panel at the top of the card, I stamped "sending thanks" from Avery Elle's Sentimental set in teal pigment ink on cream cardstock. The elegant script text pairs nicely with the look and feel of the patterned panel.  I edged the top and bottom of the stamped panel with narrow green strips to match the card base before adhering it to the cardfront. 

To add a little texture to the simple design, I used ribbon to make the little flags that extend out from underneath the bottom of the sentiment panel.  The pink ribbon I used is actually polka dotted, but I flipped it over to feature the plain side so the dots wouldn't compete with the pretty floral design.  The ribbon adds a nice detail to the design, but still leaves the card flat enough to be easily dropped in the mail.

Check out what the rest of the talented team at The Challenge has created based this week's inspiration photo.  Here's where to find them:

Materials Used:
Sentimental stamp set (Avery Elle); Memento Luxe Teal Zeal ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Now and Then-Dorothy 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); Melon Mambo grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!)


  1. Simply beautiful!Love the pretty floral pattern paper.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. Lori, this is so pretty! Love the floral paper and the script on the sentiment! XX

  3. So so pretty, Lori! That is a beautiful floral background, great to showcase it!

  4. That is beautiful background paper and I love a card that is still easy to mail. You've done this perfectly!


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