Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Crazy About You

*** Winner of my Season's Givings blog hop giveaway posted HERE. ***

Here’s my card for the new My Favorite Things monthly color inspiration challenge. This month’s colors were pink, black and white, which lent themselves perfectly to the chalkboard technique, this week’s challenge at The Paper Players.

Crazy about You-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I used MFT’s Bold Statements set to make my chalkboard style panel. The panel was cut from black cardstock using one of MFT’s Pierced Rectangle dies. I stamped the “crazy about you” sentiment in MFT’s Whip Cream ink, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This is the first time I’ve used MFT’s white ink for heat embossing and it worked beautifully!

The sentiment panel was layered on a contrasting white mat, then adhered to a pink panel with an embossed repeated XOXO pattern. I tucked a scrap of white paper doily underneath the chalkboard panel to set it off from the embossed panel a bit. To fill in the open space at the top of the panel, I added a die cut pink heart with a pink twine tied black button. A pink crystal flourish extends out from underneath the heart, adding a sparkly touch to the chalkboard panel.

Materials Used:
Bold Sentiments stamp set, Whip Cream ink, Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Stax and Hearts a Plenty dies (My Favorite Things); Pixie cardstock (Avery Elle); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); white cardstock, pink crystal flourish, black button (Michaels); pink baker’ twine (Divine Twine); white paper doily; foam tape


  1. LOVE this....how feminine and pretty! That embossing folder is DIVINE! I think I "need" it!! Just a lovely creation all round! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week, Lori!

  2. This is beautiful, Lori! LOVE the Bold Sentiments set and love it embossed in white...perfect for a valentine...SO pretty and romantic!

  3. LOVE this Lori! The doily is the perfect element on this!

  4. Awesome card!! Love the embossed background!


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