Thursday, November 28, 2013


This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge. I was inspired by the photo’s bike and balloon image and by the warm colors.

Celebrate-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
Instead of an actual bike, my focal image is a scooter from the Spiffy Scooters set. I colored it with Copic markers and used dimensional dots to adhere it to a panel sponged with distress inks in warm shades of yellow and orange. The balloons are from the Hullabaloo set. I stamped the outlines in black ink, then filled them in with Memento Luxe pigment inks. I was thrilled to see that where the Luxe inks overlapped, the colors blended.

I matted the image panel on golden yellow cardstock, then adhered it to an orange card base. The “celebrate” sentiment is stamped on a red fishtail flag panel and adhered to the cardfront so it extends out from underneath the scooter. I accented the sentiment with a trio of orange enamel dots.

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving today, I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.  My sister and I are going to the movies to see Catching Fire before dinner with our family.  If you're planning on doing some online shopping today or over the weekend, don't forget about the big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale at i {heart} papers now through Monday.  Use the code Black20DT13 at checkout for 20% off of your order of $50 or more. Orders placed during this time will ship on Tuesday, December 3.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters and Hullabaloo stamp sets, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Love Letter and Dandelion inks, Copic markers (Y11, Y13, Y18, Y35, YR12, YR15, YR16, C-1, C-3, C-5), Doodlebug Design Tangerine Sprinkles enamel dots, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Orange Fizz cardstock (My Favorite Things); Real Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Moonlit Fog cardstock (Gina K Designs)


  1. Awwww!! So cute!! Those scooters always make me smile!! :))

  2. OH, Lori! I absolutely looooooooooove this card! I LOVE that little scooter and the enamel dots-- love your coloring and use of the distress inks:) YOU ROCK! LOVE when you join in the fun with us! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

    ps... our challenges start on Sunday and end on Saturday now!!! Winners will be posted on Mondays:) This week's challenge is SUPER easy-- ANYTHING goes!! Hope you join in the fun <3

  3. this is so cute! love the colors you used, too. lovely card! thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!


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