Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thanks for Being My Friend

This week's Our Craft Lounge challenge is a photo inspiration challenge based on a great patriotic themed photo.  I took my inspiration from the photo's red, white, and blue color scheme and the picnic basket in the background and created this simple friendship themed card.

I used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as the basis for my card.  I picked a floral patterned paper for the panel on the left side of the card and paired it with a solid on the right.  A strip of red grosgrain ribbon hides the seam between the two papers.

My focal image is the bicycle from the Out for a Spin set.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  To ground it, I drew in a sidewalk beneath the bike and used some distress ink, a sponge, and a cloud template to add a pale blue sky background.  The image is layered on a blue mat, then set on the cardfront.  I had just enough room left to stamp the thank you sentiment from the Say it with Flowers set at the bottom of the card.

And, a thank you card's appropriate today since this is my last post as an Our Craft Lounge design team member.  I want to thank Cami and Kendra and the rest of the OCL crew for having me--I've loved being a part of this talented team and I'll miss you!

Materials Used:
Out for a Spin and Say it with Flowers stamp sets (Our Craft Lounge); Marshmallow cardstock (Bazzill); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Broken China distress ink (Ranger); markers, multiliner pen (Copic); Poppy Parade and Brocade Blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!); designer paper (Pink Paislee); red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels)


  1. Love the bicycle with its sweet basket of hearts! Very cute card!

  2. This is awesome Lori .... love the bike image and love the hand drawn sidewalk ... love it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, I just love the sidewalk! The little basket and its pop of color are perfect. Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Oh my gosh! This is adorable! I love the coloring and the image. However, the sidewalk is so unique and creative! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Fun card! I love the bicycle and your very clever sidewalk! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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