Saturday, June 15, 2019

You Made My Day a Little Bit Brighter

You Made My Day a Little Bit Brighter card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I used the sketch to create a colorful design with a rainbow as the focal image.

The rainbow is fashioned from four half-circle bands cut with stitched circle dies. The stitching adds a fun detail to the otherwise simple shapes.  I arranged the bands of color on an aqua card base over a piece of aqua paper with a grid pattern.  I edged the patterned paper with a contrasting narrow strip of red cardstock to set it off from the cardfront.  A die cut shimmery white cloud accent was positioned at one end of the rainbow. I stamped the thank you sentiment from the Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow and Cloud Sentiments stamp set just beneath the cloud in black ink to complete the easy to mail design.

Materials Use:
Rainbow and Cloud Sentiments stamp set, Stitched Circle and Cut It Out Clouds and Accessories dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Versafine Clair Nocturne ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Red Punch cardstock, Aqua Screen patterned paper (Recollections); Yoyo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

Friday, June 14, 2019

Baby Girl Congratulations

Baby Girl Congratulations card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
One of my colleagues at work is expecting a baby girl, so I put together this sweet girly card for her.  The layout is from the current Mojo Monday sketch.  I replaced the layout's round panel with the adorable onesie image from the SugarPea Designs Welcome Baby stamp set.  The onesie was colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching die from the Welcome Baby Accents die set.  I used foam tape to adhere the onesie to a pink cardstock panel. After stamping the "congratulations' sentiment beneath the image, I matted the panel on berry cardstock and adhered it to the top of a pink card base with a strip of pink plaid patterned paper along the bottom. The ribbon detailing at the top was a bit of a challenge.  I ended up wrapping a strip of pink satin ribbon around the top of the card base before placing the image panel on top.  I used my Bow Easy to make a small bow to place at the top of the image panel.  It wouldn't work if I were going to mail the card, but since it's being hand-delivered, it'll be just fine in this case.

Materials Used:
Welcome Baby stamp set, Welcome Baby Accents dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukinenko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Pale Peony and Berry Sorbet cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Bundle of Joy New Additions 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); pink satin ribbon (Target); Bow Easy; foam tape

Thursday, June 13, 2019

You Are Jawsome

The theme for the current Lawnfawnatics challenge is Perfect for Parties.  I put together a simple ocean themed party favor box perfect for a summertime event.

Jawsome party favor box-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
I don't have any of the Lawn Fawn boxes or favor dies since I have a nice collection of dies like that from my time on the Clear and Simple Stamps design team.  I used one of them, Party Favor 3, here.  The box was cut from light blue cardstock, then assembled with some clear tape strips.  For my ocean theme, I used different sized circle punches to make wave-like snips into strips of darker blue cardstock.  One strip was adhered directly to the box front.  The other was adhered on top using foam tape for dimension.  A strip of torn vellum was tucked behind the top wavy strip for the appearance of "foam" at the top of the wave.  I added the shark from the Duh-nuh set on top of the layered waves using more foam tape.  The set's "you are jawsome" sentiment was stamped directly on the top of the box in teal ink.  I added a satin ribbon handle and stuffed the box with some fun striped tissue to finish the box.  I think this would be perfect to fill with some colorful gummy fish as a party favor!

Materials Used:
Duh-nuh stamp set, Duh-nuh dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Party Teal Dawn and My Style Blueprint cardstock, Party Favor 3 die (Clear and Simple Stamps); circle punches (EK Success); blue satin ribbon (Target); white vellum; foam tape

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Color Throwdown 547-A Happy Hello

It's time for another Color Throwdown!   It's my turn to be the challenge hostess and I'm sharing a bold, bright, summery mix of colors inspired by a fun beach towel--yellow, orange, hot pink, green.

A Happy Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I paired the colors with the current Fab Friday challenge and the "hello" theme for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge to create this simple floral design.  I stamped up a bunch of flowers in pink, orange, and yellow using RC's Petals 'n Posies stamp set, then cut the stamped images out with the matching dies.  After auditioning multiple arrangements of flowers, I finally settled on what you see here.  I put the flowers in place with foam tape, then tucked the leafy branches between them on either side.  The center of each flower was dotted with a single matte orange enamel dot for another pop of color and some added texture.  For the sentiment, I stamped the "a happy hello" from RC's Whole Lotta Happy on the open left side of the panel.  I matted it on orange cardstock, then edged the top and bottom of the panel with narrow yellow strips before adhering the panel to a cheerful pink card base.

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post.  As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine.  Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones in your project.  And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD547.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd547 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, June's Guest Designer, Alicia Thelin, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Emily Mydlowski.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June Guestie Alicia Thelin **
**  Guest Star Stamper Emily Mydlowski **

Materials Used:
Petals 'n Posies and Whole Lotta Happy stamp sets, Lime Green ink, Petals 'n Posies dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Rose Bud, Dandelion, and Tangelo inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Pink Passion cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Lemon Drop and Orange Fizz cardstock (My Favorite Things); orange matte enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Terrific Ties

You're Tie-rrific card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs
Here's my card for the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I used the layout to make a simple, easy to mail Father's Day design.

For the six small images, I used two different bow tie images from the SugarPea Designs Terrific Ties set.  I stamped the images on a cream zig zag stitched rectangle die cut in olive and kraft inks.  To help keep the spacing even, I positioned the ties on a large clear block. I was able to ink each tie individually and flip the block around to vary the placement of the ties.  The "you're tie-rrific" sentiment was stamped in darker brown ink between the bottom two rows of ties.  The panel was matted on coordinating olive cardstock, then adhered to a brown card base.

Materials Used:
Terrific Ties stamp set, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch, and Pistachio inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Old Olive and Soft Suede cardstock (Stampin' Up!)

Monday, June 10, 2019

You Can Do It

You Can Do It card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Here's my card for the current Paper Craft Crew challenge.  With its coffee theme, it's the perfect card to kick off the week!  The focal image is from the Super Coffee stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs.  I colored it up with Copic markers, trying my best to add pleats in the cape, then cutting out the colored image with the matching die.  I found some star patterned paper in my collection to use to show off the image.  The star patterned panel was matted on coordinating solid cardstock, then adhered to a rosy red card base on an angle.  I tucked a contrasting navy strip underneath the right side of the patterned panel, then added the image on top using foam tape for dimension.  For the sentiment, I stamped the set's encouraging words on a narrow red strip, then adhered it to the top of the patterned panel using more foam tape.  I accented it with a trio of red matte enamel dots.

Materials Used:
Super Coffee stamp and die set (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Red Punch cardstock (Recollections); Navy cardstock (Reverse Confetti); Sahara Sand cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Declaration-Firecracker designer paper (Pink Paislee); red matte enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Peace, Love, & Joy

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I used the layout to create a quick holiday themed design.

Peace, Love, & Joy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
The ornament die from the Filled with Joy set helped me to put this card together super fast.  I used it to cut ornaments from shiny silver paper.  The negative star-shaped space was filled in with red cardstock and dotted with a large clear crystal at the center for extra sparkle.  I cut the strings with the set's string die and positioned the die cut pieces on a red panel before adding the ornaments using foam tape.  For the sentiment, I stamped "peace, love and joy" from the coordinating Filled with Joy stamp set in white pigment ink on a narrow gray Slanted Sentiment Strips die cut, then heat embossed the text in white to pop against the dark background.  The finished panel was adhered to a gray card base matching the sentiment strip and ornament strings.

Materials Used:
Filled with Joy stamp set, Steel Grey cardstock,  Filled with Joy and Slanted Sentiment Strips dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Silver and Red Punch cardstock, Snow embossing powder  (Recollections); clear crystals; foam tape
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