Friday, November 22, 2013

Lots of Sparkle and Shine

This week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was a perfect match for the new Cover Prints 1 set from Clear and Simple Stamps.   In fact, it worked so well that I put together two cards using the set and the sketch.  I couldn't decide which one I liked more, so I thought I'd share them both.

Sparkle and Shine-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps

Here's the first version.  It's a super clean and simple take on the sketch.  I stamped the set's snowflake image in silver ink on a white panel, then added the "sparkle and shine" sentiment at the bottom of the panel in VIP Purple ink.  The center of each flake is dotted with a teeny, tiny bit of Stickles--and I managed to not smear a single one!

I matted the panel on dark purple cardstock for contrast.  It's set on a light purple card base along with a pair of sparkly silver cardstock strips, one at the top of the panel and the other at the bottom.

Sparkle and Shine-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps

And, here's the second version, still clean and simple but with a pattern added to the mix.  It features the same snowflake image, stamped again in silver ink along with the sentiment in purple ink. This time, I layered the stamped panel on a piece of gray on gray dotted patterned paper.  The panel is adhered to a dark purple card base.

So, I still can't decide.  Any opinions?

Materials Used:
Cover Prints 1 stamp set, VIP Purple Ink, VIP Purple, Purplicious, Sterling Silver, and A Blanc Check cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); Stationery-Mushroom designer paper (Lily Bee Design); Encore Silver ink (Tsukineko); Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)


  1. Pretty cards! The silver is great with the purple! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Rosemary Lare
    I like the 1st one better than the one with the silver piece of background paper. I do like the silver and purple combo though.

  3. These are beautiful Lori! Hmmm...I do love the darker purple one the best! They're both fabulous though! I do like purple as a Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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