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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sparkle and Shine

May Your Holidays Sparkle and Shine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Here's my super simple holiday themed design for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I replaced the layout's pair of circles with delicate stitched snowflakes created with dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  After positioning the silver flakes in place on the red card base, I added a black strip with the "may your holidays sparkle and shine" sentiment from LID's Winter Greetings set on top, using foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment was stamped in silver ink, then heat embossed in silver to really stand out against the black background.

Materials Used:
Winter Greetings stamp set, Stitched Snowflake dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollections Silver cardstock; silver embossing powder; self-adhesive clear crystals; foam tape

Saturday, June 16, 2018

S'more Friends

Here's my card for the current challenge at Global Design Project.  I used an image I'd colored a few days ago for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge as the focal image for the sketch. The s'more image from Lawn Fawn's Sweet Friends set was colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching die. After stamping the arms and legs on a cream circle, I added the colored image on top, using foam tape for dimension. The image was matted on a dark brown circle, then adhered to a golden yellow card base with an angled strip of plaid patterned paper along the bottom.  The friendship sentiment was stamped on a kraft strip and adhered to the cardfront with some foam tape to complete the design.

Materials Used:
Sweet Friends stamp set, Perfectly Plaid-Fall 6x6 paper pad, Sweet Friends dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold, Canyon Clay, and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); circle dies (Spellbinders); twine (Hemptique); foam tape

Friday, June 15, 2018

Make a Wish

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge.  I paired the sketch with elements from the inspiration photo (color scheme and cupcake theme!) to come up with this super sweet birthday card. 

Make a Wish card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle
My pretty cupcake is from Avery Elle's Bring on the Cake stamp set.  I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with the matching die. In a nod to the elegant decor on the cupcakes in the inspiration photo, I dressed up my cupcake with a teeny, tiny paper flower with a teeny, tiny self-adhesive pearl at the center.   The cupcake was adhered to a kraft oval using foam tape for dimension.  For the background, I covered the bottom of a white panel with a piece of pale blue embossed cardstock.  It's been a while since I used an embossed panel on a card!  I edged the embossed section with a length of delicate lace, then topped it with the cupcake image.  The "make a wish" sentiment from Avery Elle's Cupcake stamp set was stamped to the right of the image panel in kraft colored ink.  I used foam tape to adhere the finished panel to a white card base.  The little bit of dimension helps the panel to pop against the white background.

Materials Used:
Bring on the Cake and Cupcake stamp sets, Bring on the Cake dies (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black and Toffee Crunch inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Sno Cone cardstock (My Favorite Things); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); oval dies (Spellbinders); Moroccan Screen embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white trim (Hobby Lobby); paper flower (Prima); white self-adhesive pearl; foam tape

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You're the Best

You're the Best card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
The theme for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is cards for guys.  With Father's Day coming up this weekend, I took the opportunity to use my Lawn Fawn stamps to put together a card that's perfect for the occasion. 

I made a sky background using some distress oxides and water on water color paper.  While the panel dried, I used Copic markers to color up the vintage plane from the Plane and Simple stamp set.  I stamped the cloud and banner images, too, but didn't add any color to those.  All of the stamped images were cut out with the matching dies.  I arranged them on the now dry background panel,  using foam tape on most of the images for dimension.  The panel was edged with red cardstock to match the plane, then adhered to a teal cardstock panel.  I stamped the "happy Father's Day" sentiment just beneath the bottom edge of my mini scene.  The finished panel was adhered to a kraft card base.

Materials Used:
Plane and Simple stamp set, Plane and Simple dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Broken China and Faded Jeans distress oxides (Ranger); Taken with Teal, Real Red, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Color Throwdown 497-Hey Chickie


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  I'm the challenge hostess this week and I've picked a summer and inspired color palette--coral, pale aqua, yellow, and green.

Hey Chickie card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesMy card features an image I colored a few days ago as part of the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  The chick is from the Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamp set--one of the early PS sets and still one of my favorites!  I colored up the chick with Copic markers and cut the colored image out by hand. It was adhered to an aqua pierced oval die cut with foam tape.  I stamped the set's "hey chickie" sentiment to the left of the image, stacking the words to better fit the oval shape.

The layout comes from the current challenge at Sunday Stamps.  The background for the image panel mixes two patterns--a tone on tone green chevron on the fishtail flag strip and a large scale polka dot pattern on the yellow panel.  After positioning the fishtail flag strip on the dotted paper, I wrapped the panel with aqua twine, securing it with a simple bow. The image panel was added on top.  I matted the dotted panel on coral cardstock, then adhered it to an aqua 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 CTD497.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd497 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 **

Materials Used:
Chubby Chums stamp set (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Cameo Coral and Cool Caribbean cardstock (Stampin' Up!);Lemon Tart patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Here and Now 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); Pierced Oval STAX and Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); aqua twine (Target); foam tape

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Waving Hello

Here's my card for the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I combined the sketch with this month's Reverse Confetti "Stock Your Stash" theme, which is hello/just because cards.  Since it's summer, I decided to go with a beachy themed design featuring RC's Seaside stamp set.

Waving Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
The set's whale is my focal image. I used my MISTI to stamp the image so I could easily double stamp the image for nice, solid coverage.  The image was cut out with the matching die and embellished with a teeny, tiny self-adhesive pearl as an eye.  To go with the whale, I found some wavy patterned paper from RC's Forever My Love paper pad.  After using one of the Pop Up Circle dies to cut a partial circle from the patterned panel, I edged it with a narrow strip of shimmery silver paper, then adhered it to an Iced Aqua card base. The whale was positioned in the cut out space, using foam tape for dimension.  The set's "waving hello" sentiment was stamped beneath the round opening in navy pigment ink.  I accented the die cut space with a trio of aqua enamel dots to complete the design.

Materials Used:
Seaside stamp set, Iced Aqua cardstock, Forever My Love 6x6 paper pad, Seaside and Pop Up Circle dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); aqua enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape
 
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