Sunday, June 24, 2018

We Make a Great Combo

I went to a stamping and scrapbooking expo yesterday and picked up this cute food themed stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.  I couldn't wait to use it, so I inked it up for this card for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

We Make a Great Combo card-designed by Lori Tecler/nking Aloud-stamps from Sunny Studio
I colored the burger and fries using Copic markers, then cut out the colored images with my new Brother Scan 'n Cut machine.  It was so easy that I'm wondering why I waited so long to get one!  I used foam tape to adhere the cut images to a white panel.  After matting the panel on contrasting red cardstock, I positioned it on a golden yellow card base over a red plaid patterned paper panel. The gingham pattern seemed to work well with the fast food theme.  The "we make a great combo" sentiment was stamped on a narrow kraft strip.  I adhered it over the panels, using a pair of silver brads to anchor the sentiment.

 Materials Used:
Fast Food Fun stamp set (Sunny Studio Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold and Kraft cardstock, Pure Poppy patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver brads; foam tape

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hay There

Hay There card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
Here's my card for this month's Paper Smooches color challenge.  I incorporated several of the colors from the color swatch provided to make this punny farm themed card.

My focal image is from the PS Green Acres set.  I used one of the small images in the set to convert my farmer from a boy to a girl by adding pigtails coming out from underneath the farmer's hat before coloring and cutting the image.  To ground the image I adhered a strip of kraft cardstock to a light blue card base, then added the cut out image on top, using foam tape for dimension.  I filled in the scene with a yellow gingham pinking circle sun topped with a shimmery white cloud.  For the sentiment, I did a bit of creative stamping, meshing two sentiments from the Sentiment Sampler set to create the "hay there" sentiment that I stamped to the left of the farmer image to finish the card.

Materials Used:
Green Acres and Sentiment Sampler stamp sets, Clouds dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Spring Rain and Kraft cardstock, Lemon Tart patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); pinking circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape

Friday, June 22, 2018

You Are the Best

You Are the Best card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
Here's my card for June's Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs.  I mixed a loose interpretation of the sketch with the color scheme from the inspiration photo as the basis for this card.

I created a background panel by doing some ink blending with a bunch of different distress inks on a piece of watercolor paper.  While the inks dried, I die cut the word "you" from both gold paper and craft foam. The pieces were layered for dimension, then adhered to the inked panel.  I stamped the trio of stars and the "are the best" from SPD's You stamp set directly on the panel in gold ink, then heat embossed them with gold powder.  The sentiment didn't turn out as crisp as I would have liked, but I didn't want to trash the ink blended panel, so I moved on to Plan B.  That was stamping the sentiment on a teal cardstock strip in gold ink, then trying again to heat emboss.  Much better this time!  I positioned the text beneath the die cut word, using foam tape for dimension.  The finished panel was adhered to a teal card base to match the sentiment strip.

Materials Used:
You stamp set, You die (SugarPea Designs); Delicata Golden Glitz ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Dried Marigold, and Carved Pumpkin distress inks (Ranger); Taken with Teal cardstock (Stampin' Up!); gold paper (Target); Zing! Gold embossing powder (American Crafts); craft foam; foam tape

Thursday, June 21, 2018

You're a Bright Spot

The theme for this month's Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge is sparkle and shine.  My card using Concord & 9th's Rainbow Wishes stamps and dies incorporates both of those elements. 

Bright Spot card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord & 9th
The rainbow was stamped on white cardstock using a colorful array of inks.  I die cut two clouds from shiny silver cardstock and used foam tape to adhere them to the bottom of the rainbow.  For the sentiment, I stamped "you're a" and "spot in my world" in black on the rainbow and one cloud.  The "bright" was die cut from more silver cardstock and craft foam.  After layering the die cut pieces, I adhered them to the panel to finish the sentiment.  A trio of clear jewels were arranged around the card as an accent.  The finished panel was matted on more silver cardstock, then adhered to a blue card base.

Where's the sparkle, you may ask?  Well, it's there but doesn't show in my photo.  I used a clear glitter brush pen to lay a light coating of glitter over the rainbow's bands.  It's so pretty IRL, but unfortunately my photo skills don't do it justice!

Materials Used:
Rainbow Wishes stamp set, Rainbow Wishes dies (Concord & 9th); Memento Lady Bug, Dandelion, Tangelo, Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); clear Sparkle glitter brush pen (Spectrum Noir); clear jewels (Pretty Pink Posh); craft foam; foam tape

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Color Throwdown 498-Time to Celebrate

It's time for another Color Throwdown!   Lynn is our hostess this week with a yummy color combination--peach, light pink, hot pink, and green.

Time to Celebrate card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and stencil from Neat and Tangled
I paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch to create a fun birthday card.  Instead of stamping, I used one of Neat and Tangled's Balloon Duo stencils and some distress inks to make a line of balloons across the card. For the sentiment, I stamped "time to celebrate" from the Celebrate stamp set on the panel in gold ink, then heat embossed the text in gold.  I wanted to add strings to the balloons, but didn't want to use black since I thought it would be too bold and take away from the pretty balloons.  I settled on using a sparkly clear Stardust gelly roll pen.  It was the perfect look!  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating hot 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 CTD498.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd498 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.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Jacquie Southas **

Materials Used:
Celebrate stamp set, Balloon Duo stencil (Neat and Tangled); Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, and Shabby Shutters distress inks (Ranger); Delicata Golden Glitz ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Zing! Gold embossing powder (American Crafts); clear Stardust gelly roll pen (Sakura)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fab Friday Father's Day

Happy Father's Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs
Here's my card for the current Fab Friday challenge.  I  used the sketch to make a Father's Day design with lots of textured elements.  I represented the layout's round shape with a pile of looped twine on a drab green cardstock panel. The kraft sentiment strip, from the SugarPea Designs Terrific Ties set, and the narrow strip of shiny gold and white striped washi tape help keep the loops secured in place.  I accented the elements with a trio of brown enamel dots.  After sponging around the edges of the green panel with some brown distress ink, I adhered the finished panel to a brown card base with green undertones.

Materials Used:
Terrific Ties stamp set (SugarPea Designs); Olive Grove ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Factory Green cardstock (My Favorite Things); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Soft Suede cardstock (Stampin' Up!); cream twine (Hemptique); brown enamel dots (Doodlebug Design); gold striped washi tape; foam tape

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sending Smooches

Sending Smooches card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Here's my card for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I had colored up a trio of dogs from the Good Friends stamp set the other day as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, so I used one of them as the focal point in a small scene I made to represent the layout's rectangular panel. The background was made from a piece of blue cardstock with a strip of green cardstock, cut with a grass border punch, placed at the bottom. The dog image was added on top using foam tape for dimension.  I adhered the scene to a piece of blue on blue dotted patterned paper. The set's "sending smooches" sentiment was stamped on a kraft Slanted Sentiment Strips die cut and placed just underneath the scene.  I added a trio of die cut red hearts at the top of the scene to go with the sentiment. The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating blue card base.

Materials Used:
Good Friends stamp and die set, Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Baja Breeze, Pear Tart, and Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Tiny Polka-Turquoise Tonal patterned paper (The Paper Studio); Grass border punch (Fiskars); foam tape
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