Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 215-Sending Smiles

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!  I used one of the cute critters from the Mama Elephant Up and Away set for my card for this week's sketch.

Sending Smiles-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant
I stamped the fox and bunch of balloons on white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers, then used the matching dies to cut them out.  They're adhered to a background made from a blue patterned paper panel with a piece of green cardstock, cut with one of  Mama Elephant's Landscape Trio dies, along the bottom.  I stamped the set's "sending smiles across the miles" sentiment on the green cardstock in blue pigment ink.

The cardfront was partially embossed with a dotted embossing folder.  I added a trio of green cardstock strips across the cardfront.  Each strip is machine stitched along the bottom for a little contrast.  Once I finished sewing, I added the image panel on top.  I accented it with a die cut pink heart and a baker's twine bow.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jackie Pedro
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Up and Away stamp set, Up and Away and Landscape Trio dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); markers (Copic); Lake House cardstock (WPlus9); Limeade Ice cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Ducks in a Row-Peek a Boo designer paper (October Afternoon); stitched heart dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Spotted embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); baker's twine (The Twinery); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. So adorable, Love that cute fox with the bunch of balloons!!!!

  2. As soon as I saw this it put a huge smile on my face. Great friendship card Lori! Great color scheme too.

  3. This makes me smile!!! LOVE the happy colours and the dot texture between the three green strips!

  4. Adorable, Lori! Just a great design all 'round!

  5. so cute. I love that stamp. adorable card, Lori.

  6. Ack! How CUTE are these stamps! You are a big enabler, I love the stamps you use!! This is SUPER cute! LOVE the colors and your coloring!!!


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