Thursday, February 13, 2014


Here’s my card for this week’s Muse challenge. I took my inspiration from the card’s layout and soft watercolor style look.

Hi-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey InkFor my version, I heat embossed a bunch of dots from Papertrey Ink’s Sketched Shapes stamp set in white on a white panel. To bring out the white on white dots, I used ink daubers and yellow, green, and teal inks over the panel. I was originally going to use a pink ink instead of the blue since there was pink in Therese’s card, but I decided that the pink might be too much of a contrast with the yellow and green.

I edged the strip with a turquoise cardstock strip, then adhered it to a green card base with foam tape. The card base was trimmed to be a little narrower than a standard A2 size so that the panel would extend beyond the edges of the card base. Now that I look at the card again, I wish I’d left the card base just a tiny bit wider . . . I finished the design by stamping the “hi” sentiment from the Bubble Talk set above the embossed panel in teal ink directly on the green card base.

Materials Used:
Sketched Shapes and Bubble Talk stamp sets, Simply Chartreuse and Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white cardstock, white embossing powder (Michaels); Memento Dandelion, Pear Tart, and Teal Zeal inks (Tsukineko); foam tape


  1. WOW Lori, your graphic design totally packs a punch, loving these colours together too!

  2. Love this graphic take on the Muse - I love the softness of the sponging! Thanks for joining us this week, Lori!

  3. This is cool! Love the cicles and your inking background! The color combo is so spring and soft :) ~ Helen Gullett

  4. Very nice card! I love the embossing and inking. Great idea to narrow the card bade too!


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