Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 216-A Basket Full of Birthday Wishes

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  The kindergarten teacher in me couldn't resist this sweet new stamp set from Avery Elle featuring characters inspired by Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks--and once I got it in my hands, I couldn't wait to use it.

A Basket Full of Birthday Wishes-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery Elle
I made a simple scene using Red and the set's cute fox.  To get the basket in Red's hand, I stamped the basket image first, then masked it with a sticky note before stamping Red on top.  The wolf was die cut with the matching die from the Red and Goldie die set, then adhered to the panel using dimensional dots.  To ground the characters, I stamped the set's grass image in green pigment ink.  I stamped a birthday sentiment in the upper left corner of the panel in black ink.  I'm thinking now that I should have used red ink . . .

The image is set on a floral panel from a Pink Paislee paper pad.  The pattern's broken up a bit with a red fishtail flag strip set over a pair of kraft cardstock strips.  I layered the panel on a red card base to match Red's hooded cape.

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--sitting out this week
Sarah-Jane Kalé--sitting out this week
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers:  Avery Elle Red and Goldie stamp set, Red and Goldie dies, and Celery pigment ink; Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Pink Paislee Pen Pals 6x6 paper pad; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things)


  1. OH MY, this is so sweet, love those adorable images!!!

  2. Oh she is darling! Love the background paper with her. Perfection!

  3. So sweet! Love how you popped up the fox for a little dimension!

  4. Super sweet and the popped up fox is too cute

  5. Awww, this is tooooo cute, Lori!! I love that little popped up fox, too!

  6. such a darling card, Lori. love the papers and colors, they look great with this.

  7. I knew I would be enabled when I clicked on your blog, and yep, I am! LOVE this sweet set and your coloring is perfect!!

  8. Too sweet this one. I love your card. Beautifuly done. Kindly, Peggy


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