Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Best Is Yet to Come

Here's my card for the current Card Concept challenge to feature an umbrella on your project.  This one falls somewhere between clean and simple and clean and layered--I can't decide!  I based my layout (loosely!) on this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

The Best Is Yet to Come-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
My umbrella comes from the Mama Elephant Up and Away set.  Here, it's being held by the set's cute monkey image.  Both images were colored with Copic markers and die cut, then adhered to the background panel using foam tape for dimension.  So that the monkey looks like he's holding the umbrella, I stamped the monkey image a second time, then colored and cut out just the monkey's hand.  I glued it in place over the umbrella handle once the pieces were in place.  The background was sponged with blue distress ink and a cloud template to give it a sky-like look.

I layered the panel on a blue card base, then added the sentiment on top.  The red is a nice contrast to the soft sky and matches the balloon, too.  I finished the design with a trio of coordinating aquamarine sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Materials Used:
Up and Away stamp set, Up and Away dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass distress ink (Ranger); markers (Copic); Hawaiian Shores cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Aquamarine sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); cloud template; corner rounder; foam tape


  1. This is such a cute image - that monkey is adorable! Fabulous cloudy sky! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Super darling card my friend! Love that you did the cloud background and the bold red paper holding the sentiment is perfect!!! Thank you for joining us at the Card Concept!

  3. This card is fabulous! Love the background and the cute image!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept!!

  4. Such a sweet, adorably FUN card! This would certainly cheer me up!

  5. Super the monkey. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

  6. Such a cute card, Lori! I love how you colored the monkey and umbrella, and still kept your card sweet!


Blogging tips