Monday, August 19, 2019

Yay! It's Your Birthday!

Yay! It's Your Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I used the layout for a fun birthday card featuring one of the adorable pandas from Mama Elephant's Pandamonium stamp set.

I stamped the panda in my favorite dark black ink, Versafine Clair Nocturne ink, then used the matching die to cut out the stamped image.  It was adhered to a light blue cardstock panel using foam tape for dimension.  Before positioning the panda image, I stamped the balloon string image directly on the panel.  The balloon was stamped on red cardstock, cut out, then adhered to the top of the string with more foam tape.  I matted the panel on red cardstock, then adhered it to a festive multicolor striped patterned paper panel covering most of a red card base.  The birthday themed sentiment from the Birthday Messages set was stamped on a narrow strip of red cardstock, then adhered to the cardfront, overlapping the left side of the image panel.

Materials Used:
Pandamonium and Birthday Messages stamp sets, Pandamonium dies (Mama Elephant); Versafine Clair Nocturne ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Red Punch and Ocean cardstock (Recollections); Summer Days 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); foam tape

Sunday, August 18, 2019

You're Sweet

You're Sweet card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from Lawn Fawn
Here's my card for the second week of the 400th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches.  This is a super simple summer inspired thank you.  I built the card on a bright berry card base with a block of strawberry patterned paper set on the bottom.  I really like the navy, berry, and green color combination!  To make a transition between the solid and patterned sections, I cut Lawn Fawn's You're Sweet Line Border die from green cardstock and positioned it just at the seam between the two panels to complete the design.

Materials Used:
You're Sweet Line Border die (Lawn Fawn); Berry Sorbet and Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Goldenrod 6x6 paper pad (One Canoe Two)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

You Are a Classic

You Are a Classic card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
Here's my card for the current Mojo Monday sketch.  I used the Greatest Hits stamp and die sets from SugarPea Designs to put together a fun birthday card design.

I used the dies to create a record album with a label stamped with a birthday sentiment.  The album was adhered to a piece of arrow patterned paper.  After matting the panel on gray cardstock, I angled the patterned panel on top of a green cardstock panel adhered to a teal card base.  The record player arm was die cut from a mix of gray and silver papers.  Once it was assembled, I used foam tape to position it on the record.

I stamped one of the set's birthday sentiments on a long, narrow fishtail flag strip. The strip was adhered to the top of the cardfront, overlapping both the solid green and patterned panels.  I dressed up the left side of the sentiment strip with a smaller, wider fishtail flag strip decorated with a trio of gray enamel dots.

Materials Used:
Greatest Hits stamp set, Greatest Hits dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, and Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Silver cardstock (Recollections); Seen and Noted 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles); Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); gray enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); mini brad

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sky's the Limit

The theme for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is interactive cards.  I put this one together using Lawn Fawn's Plane and Simple stamp set.  The plane flies along the cardfront with the help of a slider disc set into a curved channel that runs across the card.

Sky's the Limit card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
The plane image was colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching die.  I used a channel die to cut the slider track in a piece of aqua dotted patterned paper, reserving the cutout piece.  To fill out the simple scene, I added a pair of clouds die cut from shimmery white cardstock at the top left of the panel and a die cut green stitched hill at the bottom.  The set's "the sky's the limit" sentiment was stamped on the left side of the green panel.  I curved the text on my clear block so that the text would follow the shape of the curve.  I positioned the reserved dotted piece on an aqua card base so that when I adhered the scene on top, the dots would show through.  The slider element was put in place, then the panel was adhered to the cardfront using foam tap to allow for easy movement back and forth along the channel. 

Materials Used:
Plane and Simple stamp set, Plane and Simple dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Aqua Mist and Green Parakeet cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Crystal Stardream cardstock (The Paper Cut); Surf and Turf dies, slider disc (My Favorite Things); Landscape Trio dies (Mama Elephant); foam tape

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mostly Monochromatic Make a Wish

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge.  I paired the sketch with elements from the inspiration photo (hand theme, gray color tones) to create this simple birthday card.

Make a Wish card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Ellen Hutson
My images are from the Essentials by Ellen Handful stamp set.  I stamped them at the bottom of a white cardstock panel, then used Copic markers to color in the arm/hand image.  It doesn't show in the photo, but I used a glitter brush pen to add a light coating of clear glitter over the dandelion image.  I matted the panel on a piece of silver cardstock, then adhered it to a gray card base.  To bring in a little interest, I cut an angled panel for the top of the card from striped gray cardstock using a stitched border die.  The shape of the die required a little creative cutting, but I think it worked out okay and ended up cutting the slanted sides pretty evenly. After backing the angled panel with foam tape, I adhered it to the top of the card to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Handful stamp set (Essentials by Ellen); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); clear Sparkle glitter brush pen (Spectrum Noir); Gravel Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Silver cardstock (Recollections); Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad (Pink Paislee); Stitched Basic Edges dies (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Color Throwdown 556-Don't Worry

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lisa is our hostess this week with a pretty mix of colors--green, yellow, blue, and kraft.  I paired the colors with the current sketch from Fab Friday for this sweet design.

Don't Worry card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant
I used images from Mama Elephant's Chance of Rain on my focal panel. The images were colored with Copic markers, then cut out by hand. I used foam tape to adhere the images to a light blue circle.  The image panel was matted on a slightly larger kraft circle, then adhered to a green cardstock panel.  I stamped the encouraging sentiment from ME's True Friend stamp set on a kraft strip and positioned it on the card beneath the image to ground it.  After adding a trio of clear confetti circles around the image, I adhered the finished panel to a blue card base that matched the image panel.

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 CTD556.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd556 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, July's Guest Designer, Lucie G, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Cindy Beach.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** August Guestie Lucie G **
** Guest Star Stamper Cindy Beach **

Materials Used:
Chance of Rain and True Friend stamp sets (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Green Parakeet and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Ocean cardstock (Recollections); circle dies (Spellbinders); clear confetti (Pretty Pink Posh); foam tape

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Forever and Always

Here's my card for the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch. I paired the sketch with the wedding theme for this month's Stock Your Stash challenge at Reverse Confetti to come up with this simple, sweet design.

Forever and Always card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti
I started out by stenciling some hearts on a pale pink cardstock panel using RC's Hearts stencil and Worn Lipstick distress ink, using a heavier hand at the center and getting lighter as I moved towards the edges.  After the ink dried and set, I used silver ink to stamp "congratulations" from the Congratulations stamp set and "forever & always" from the Word Up set across the stenciled hearts in silver ink.  The words were embossed in silver ink so they would stand out from the stenciled background.  I added a trio of pink matte enamel dots around the sentiments before adhering the panel to a romantic rosy red card base. 

Materials Used:
Congratulations and Word Up stamp sets, Hearts stencil (Reverse Confetti); Worn Lipstick distress oxide (Ranger); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Rose Petals and Red Punch cardstock (Recollections); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); pink matte enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet)
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