Monday, November 19, 2018

I Whale Always Love You

Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I flipped the direction of the layout's scalloped panel to fit my ocean themed design.

I Whale Always Love You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle
My focal image is a whale from Avery Elle's Whale Hello stamp set.  The image was colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching die.  I made a background for the whale by covering most of a card base with an aqua grid patterned panel, then adding a pair of irregular scallop edged panels along the bottom.  The scalloped waves were created with the help of a pair of small circle punches.  I stamped the set's "I whale always love you" sentiment on the top panel in white pigment ink, then heat embossed the text so it would pop against the background.  The whale was added on top using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped a trio of tiny hearts above the image and colored them in with contrasting red ink to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Whale Hello stamp set, Whale Hello dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Blue Bayou cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Screen designer paper, Snow embossing powder (Recollections); circle punches (EK Success); foam tape

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sending Smiles

Here's my card for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I paired the layout with some images from Mama Elephant that I colored a few days ago for this month's Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. 

I colored up the boy and large balloon images from the Carried Away set using Copic markers.  After cutting out the colored images with the matching dies, I used foam tape to adhere them to a narrow light blue panel.  I trimmed the red balloon so that it was even with the panel's edge before matting the panel on a contrasting darker blue one. The panel was adhered to a light blue card base with a strip of red cardstock along the right side.  The "sending smiles" sentiment from the Up and Away set was stamped to the right of the panel in navy ink.  I wanted to use one of the Carried Away set's birthday sentiments, but there just wasn't enough room...

Materials Used:
Carried Away and Up and Away stamp sets, Carried Away dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Spring Rain and Enchanted Evening cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Just a Note

Just a Note card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite ThingsHere's my card for the current challenge at Global Design Project.  My card incorporates a number of elements from Louise's inspiration card, including the layout, leafy images, bow, and pink background.

My leafy images come from the My Favorite Things Fall Florals stamp set.  Though they aren't fall colors, I love how the images look stamped in pink and green pigment inks!  The images were cut out with the matching die, then arranged on a white panel using foam tape on some of the images for dimension.  I stamped the "just a note" sentiment from the Birdie Brown Greetings Galore set to the right of the branches in green ink.  The image panel was matted on green cardstock to match the sentiment, then adhered to a pink plaid panel on a pale pink card base.  A teeny tiny twine bow at the base of the branches completed the design.

Materials Used:
Fall Florals and Birdie Brown Greetings Galore stamp sets, Fall Florals dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Angel Pink and Pistachio inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Sweet Blush and Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (Echo Park); twine (Hemptique); foam tape

Friday, November 16, 2018

Truly Grateful

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge.  I paired the sketch with elements from the inspiration photo (fall foliage, wine glasses) for this simple design.

Truly Grateful card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I built the card on a cream card base.  To bring in the fall foliage element, I found a leafy patterned paper strip with a cream base from an older Papertrey Ink patterned paper pad.  After edging it with some gold paper, I adhered it to the right side of the cardfront.  I used Reverse Confetti's Clink dies to create a pair of wine glasses from vellum cardstock.  The backs of the die cuts were inked with gold to "fill" them before they were adhered to the cardfront with vellum-friendly adhesive.  The "truly grateful to have you in my life" sentiment from RC's Fall Foliage stamp set was stamped just beneath the glasses in a rusty red ink to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Fall Foliage stamp set, Clink dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Morocco and Delicata Golden Glitz inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); gold paper (Target); white vellum cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Autumn Abundance patterned paper (Papertrey Ink)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

I Adore You

I Adore You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
This month's Paper Smooches challenge is a fabulous inspiration/mood board.  I took my cues from the fox image, the graphic patterns, and the colors to put together this fun design.

The fox is from the Chilly Chums stamp set.  I colored him up with Copic markers then used my Scan 'n Cut machine to cut out the colored image.  To bring in the graphic patterns from the inspiration photo, I found a pair of patterned paper scraps and arranged them on a golden yellow card base, angling them for interest.  I placed a pale gray cardstock strip across the bottom of the cardfront, crossing the patterned panels, then added the fox on top using foam tape for dimension.  The "I adore you" sentiment from the Good Gab stamp set was stamped directly on the one of the patterned panels in Versafine Clair ink--my favorite for stamping sentiments.  To accent the words, I added a pair of wood veneer hearts.  A torn piece of gold washi tape positioned at the bottom of the narrow gray strip completed the design with a touch of sparkle.

Materials Used:
Chilly Chums and Good Gab stamp sets (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Clair Nocturne inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Date Night 6x6 paper pad (Chickanniy Crafts); My Girl 6x6 paper pad (American Crafts); wood veneer hearts (Studio Calico); gold washi tape; foam tape


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Color Throwdown 519-Holiday Cheer


It's time for another Color Throwdown! Vickie is our hostess this week with one of my favorite wintery color combinations--red, aqua, and silver.

Holiday Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesI paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  For the focal image, I stamped  my favorite snowman from the Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes set on shimmery white cardstock for a snow-like look then colored the image with Copic markers.  He was a perfect fit for the stitched oval window I cut in an aqua cardstock panel.  I used foam tape to adhere the aqua panel to a red card base, positioning a piece of silver cardstock behind the oval opening, then adding the snowman image on top.  The "holiday cheer" sentiment from the Christmas Sampler set was stamped on a red fishtail flag strip and set over the bottom of the snowman image to finish the card.

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 CTD519.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd519 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, November's Guest Designer, Caly Person, and our Guest Star Stamper, Cher Marsino.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** November Guestie Caly Person **
** Guest Star Stamper Cher Marsino **


Materials Used: 
Swanky Snowdudes and Christmas Sampler stamp sets, Snowdudes dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Real Red and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Silver cardstock (Recollections); stitched oval dies (Lil' Inker Design); Essential Fishtail Flag Sentiment Strips dies (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Just Bee-Cause

Just Bee-cause card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I have a bunch of colored images from this month's Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, so I put some to use for this sweet card based on the current challenge from the Paper Craft Crew.  The beehive and bee images are from the Meant to Bee set from My Favorite Things. I colored them up with Copic markers and cut them out with the matching dies, then used foam tape to adhere them to a light blue pierced square panel.  After matting the panel on kraft cardstock, I adhered it to a honeycomb-like patterned paper panel.  A blue fishtail flag strip tucked underneath the image panel sets it off just a bit from the background.  I surrounded the panel with a trio of silver glitter enamel dots.  The set's "just bee-cause" sentiment was stamped at the bottom of the patterned panel in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, my favorite ink to use when stamping a sentiment on a patterned background.  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating lemon yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Meant to Bee stamp set, Lemon Drop and Sno Cone cardstock, Meant to Be, Pierced Square STAX, and Essential Fishtail Flag Sentiment Strips dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Clair Nocturne inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); clear Sparkle glitter brush pen (Spectrum Noir); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Country Drive-Bee's Knees designer paper (Echo Park); silver glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape
 
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