Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Color Throwdown 548-Fin-tastic Day


 It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lynn is our hostess this week with a mix of cool colors--pink, aqua, lavender, and mint.

Wishing You a Fin-tastic Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I paired the colors with the current challenge at Fab Friday and stamps from Reverse Confetti.  I had colored the mermaid image from RC's Mermaid Kisses set with Copic markers for this month's Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, trying to do a seamless blend from color to color on her tail.  A little coating of glitter helps to hide the imperfections!  After cutting the image out with the matching die, I used foam tape to adhere the image to an aqua panel.  The sentiment was stamped to the left of the raised image.   I matted the panel on purple cardstock and adhered it to a pink card base.  A minty green "wave" strip was added to the cardfront, tucked beneath the raised mermaid image to finish the design.

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 CTD548.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd548 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, Lee Ann Barrett.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June Guestie Alicia Thelin **
**  Guest Star Stamper Lee Ann Barrett**

Materials Used:
Mermaid Kisses stamp set, Piggy Bank and Iced Aqua cardstock, Mermaid Kisses dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); clear Sparkle Glitter Brush pen (Spectrum Noir); Amethyst Allure cardstock (Papertrey Ink); circle punches (EK Success); foam tape

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Elegant Anniversary

Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I created a classic, elegant anniversary card using a large crystal flourish that's been in my collection for a long time (probably too long!) and stamps from Papertrey Ink.

Elegant Anniversary card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey Ink
The flourish was arranged on a piece of shimmery white cardstock,  Knowing that part of the panel would be covered by the sentiment, I did a little trimming to get a little more mileage out of the flourish. For the sentiment, I stamped the anniversary sentiment from the Propose a Toast set in silver ink on a narrow shimmery white oval. Since inks take forever to dry on this cardstock, I heat embossed the text in silver before matting the panel on a slightly larger gray scalloped oval.  The oval was adhered over the flourish using foam tape. The finished panel was adhered to a gray card base that matches the mat for the sentiment panel.

Materials Used:
Propose a Toast stamp set, Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Crystal Stardream cardstock (The Paper Cut); petite oval and petite scalloped oval dies (Spellbinders); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); crystal flourish (Want2Scrap); foam tape

Monday, June 17, 2019

Just Bee-cause

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I used images that I colored for the first day of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge to put this one together.

Just Bee-cause card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
The beehive and bees were colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching dies.  I used foam tape to arrange the pieces on a square of textured light blue cardstock.  The textured panel was matted on a slightly larger square of kraft cardstock before it was adhered to the bright yellow card base over an angled pierced square die cut.  The set's "just bee-cause" sentiment was stamped on a kraft fishtail flag sentiment strip and adhered to the cardfront below the image panel.

Materials Used:
Meant to Bee stamp set, Factory Green cardstock, Meant to Bee, Pierced Square STAX and Essential Fishtail Flag Sentiment Strips (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Clair Nocturne ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); clear Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen (Spectrum Noir); Bright Buttercup and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Bashful Blue textured cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Swinging By

Here's my card for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the focal panel for a simple scene featuring one of the monkeys from Lawn Fawn's Love Ya Bunches stamp set.

Swinging By card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I colored up the monkey and vine images with Copic markers, then cut them out with the matching dies.  For the background, I used a cloud stencil and a blue distress oxide to crate a cloud-filled panel.  The vines were positioned at the top of the panel.  I added the monkey to one of the vines, angling the image to make it look like it was swinging from the vine.  The panel was matted on coordinating blue cardstock before it was adhered to a green card base.  For the sentiment, I stamped the set's "swinging by to say" sentiment on a narrow blue strip and trimmed it into two pieces. The "hello" on the third piece is from the Critter Chatter: Pets set--love how lots of LF's sentiments can be mixed and matched between sets!  I used foam tape to adhere the trio of strips to the top left side of the panel to finish the card.

Materials Used:
Love Ya Bunches and Critter Chatter: Pets stamp sets, Love Ya Bunches dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Clair Nocturne inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Broken China distress oxide (Ranger); markers (Copic);  Simply Chartreuse and Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Mini Cloud Edges stencil (My Favorite Things); foam tape

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
 
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