Monday, June 1, 2020

Sending Hugs

Sending Hugs card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  The layout's mix of fun shapes was perfect for putting the focus on the cute mini envelope from the SugarPea Designs Special Delivery Accents die set.  I cut the envelope from white cardstock and filled in the heart-shaped negative space on the envelope's flap with contrasting red cardstock.  To set it off from the pale pink cardfront, I found a scrap of heart patterned paper to bring in another heart shaped element.  After edging it with a narrow strip of red cardstock, I placed it on the left side of the cardfront.  A red circle was tucked beneath the lower right corner of the patterned paper panel and the envelope was positioned on top to finish the cluster of elements.  For the sentiment, I stamped "sending hugs" from SPD's Everyday Sentiments stamp set in red ink to the right of the clustered elements to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Everyday Sentiments stamp set, Special Delivery Accents dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Lady Bug ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Pink Pirouette cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Red Punch cardstock (Recollections); Love Me 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); 1 1/4"circle punch (EK Success); foam tape

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Have a Brilliant Day

Have a Brilliant Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Honey Bee Designs
Here's my card for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I represented the sketch's five uneven rectanglar-ish elements with a portion of a crayon image from the Honey Bee Stamps Brilliant Day stamp set.  After covering the "extra" crayons on the image with sticky notes, I inked up a section with just five crayons and stamped it at the top of a white cardstock panel.  The crayons were colored with a rainbow array of Copic markers.  For the sentiment, I stamped the set's "have a brilliant day" sentiment just above the crayons.  The panel was matted on black cardstock, then adhered to a cheerful yellow card base.

Materials Used:
Brilliant Day stamp set (Honey Bee Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Yoyo Yellow and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Over the Rainbow for You

Here's my card for the current challenge at Global Design Project.  I paired the sketch with stamps and dies from Concord & 9th for my rainbow themed design. 

Over the Rainbow for You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord & 9th
I used the dies from the Rainbow Wishes set to create a three band rainbow using just red, yellow, and blue.  The bands were adhered to a pale blue panel embossed with a polka dotted pattern.  It's been a while since I used my die cutting machine for dry embossing... I die cut a cloud from shimmery white cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the right side of the rainbow bands.  The "over the rainbow for you" sentiment from the Brighter Days set was stamped on a stitched banner die cut and placed over the rainbow and clouds.  I arranged a trio of silver sequins beneath the cloud for a little sparkle and shine.  The finished panel was adhered to a blue-green card base to match the rainbow's blue band.  The narrow strips of blue at the top and bottom of the card make a nice frame for the image panel.

Materials Used:
Brighter Days stamp set, Rainbow Wishes dies (Concord & 9th); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Bright Buttercup cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Red Punch and Ocean cardstock (Michaels); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); Stitched Sentiment Strips dies (My Favorite Things); Polka Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); silver sequins; foam tape

Friday, May 29, 2020

Baby Congrats

The theme for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is "oh, baby."  I turned to a classic Lawn Fawn stamp set--Plus One--for my simple baby design.

Baby Congrats card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn FawnI added just a bit of color to the stork image using Copic markers, then paper pieced the stork's bundle using a scrap of floral patterned paper.  The bird was fussy cut by hand and set aside until I finished arranging the rest of the elements on the cardfront.  To go with the green patterned paper I used on the bundle, I adhered a wide green cardstock strip to the right side of a blue card base. The strip was edged with a bit of green pom pom trim on the top and a coordinating narrow strip of green cardstock on the bottom.  A white cloud, die cut with one of the cloud dies from the Spring Shower die set, was adhered to the left end of the green strip.  The stork image was added on top using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the set's "congrats" sentiment to the right of the image in green ink.  A trio of aqua sequins arranged around the bird and cloud completed the design.  

Materials Used:
Plus One stamp set, Spring Showers dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lime Green ink (Reverse Confetti); Limeade Ice and Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Ocean cardstock (Recollections); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); aqua sequins (Treehouse Studio); green pom pom trim; foam tape

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Jumpin' Up to Say Yay

Here's my card for the current challenge at The Paper Players.  I used the layout's large panel for a fun scene featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn's Really High Five stamp set.

Jumpin' Up to Say Yay card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I built the scene on a panel that I inked with a cloud stencil and distress oxides.  The color's a bit dark and makes the sky look a little foreboding, so I probably should have gone with a lighter combination of blues... I added a pair of green strips punched with a grass border punch at the bottom of the inked panel.  After coloring the set's trampoline and bouncy bunny and mouse images with Copic markers and cutting out the colored images with my Scan 'n Cut machine, I used foam tape to adhere the images to the background.  To fill in the scene, I added a die cut sun and cloud made with dies from the Spring Showers stamp set.  The panel was matted on teal cardstock, then adhered to a light green card base.  The "jumpin' up to say yay" sentiment was stamped in teal ink on a green cardstock strip and matted on teal cardstock.  I adhered it to the cardfront, tucking it beneath the top of the raised mouse image, to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Really High Five stamp set, Spring Showers dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts; Broken China and Faded Jeans distress oxides (Ranger); markers (Copic); Spring Moss and Tropical Teal cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Barely Banana cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); Cloud stencil (My Favorite Things); Grass border punch (Fiskars); white flock (Stampendous); foam tape

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Color Throwdown 595-Steering Me in the Right Direction


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Jodi is our hostess this week with a classic black, white and pop of color combination,adding turquoise to the mix.

Thanks for Steering Me in the Right Direction card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch and my brand new Car Critters stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. I colored up the car with Copic markers, then used the matching die to cut out the colored image.  The car was adhered to a strip of black cardstock "road" using foam tape for dimension.  I positioned the black strip with the car over a turquoise and off white striped patterned paper panel matted with turquoise cardstock and adhered to a white cardstock panel.  I filled in the "sky" with a pair of shimmery white die cut clouds.  The set's "thanks for steering my in the right direction" sentiment was stamped just beneath the black strip in black ink.  The finished panel was adhered to a turquoise 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 CTD595If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd595 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 and this week's Guest Star Stamper Lynda from Loopyloocards.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
**  Guest Star Stamper Lynda from Loopyloocards **

Materials Used:
Car Critters stamp set, Car Critters and Plane and Simple dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Clair Nocturne inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); Fact 6x6 paper pad (Basic Grey); foam tape

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sending Happy Mail

Sending Happy Mail card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Here's my card for the current Mojo Monday sketch.  I used stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs for my love themed design.  I built my card on a piece of heart patterned paper adhered to a pink cardfront.  The "sending happy mail sentiment from the Sending You stamp set was stamped in black ink on a pink circle that matched the card base.  I matted the stamped panel on a red stitched circle die cut, then adhered the layered pieces on to the patterned panel.  The layout's star-shaped element was represented by a pair of die cut envelopes.  I staggered their placement, then used foam tape to adhere the envelopes to the cardfront, overlapping the left side of the sentiment panel and a twisted length of gold thread. The thread is a substitute for the layout's splatter elements--something that no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to pull off on my designs...

Materials Used:
Sending You stamp set, Stitched Circles, Mini Envelopes and Accessories dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lovely Lady cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Red Punch, Be Mine 6x6 paper pad (Recollections); circle dies (Spellbinders); gold thread; foam tape
 
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