Thursday, May 15, 2014

Birthday Collage

Here’s my card for this week’s Muse card challenge. I was inspired by the die cut word used as a focal image with all of the stamping around it. Collage-type stamping kind of scares me, so this was as close as I could get to it and still stay in my comfort zone!

Birthday Collage card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink
I started by die cutting the word "birthday" from the white panel.  I also die cut the word three times from aqua cardstock.  Once that was done, I stamped one of the aqua die cuts with the matching image from Papertrey Ink's Wonderful Words Birthday set in a slightly darker blue ink, then set it in the opening on the white panel.  After it was securely in place, I stamped the words "happy" and "celebrate" from the Fillable Frames #5 set on the panel, being sure to overlap some of the text on to the die cut.

I carefully removed the stamped die cut word, then stacked and glued the three aqua die cut words together.  I placed the stacked word on the panel, aligned with the die cut opening for a three dimensional look. To fill in the panel a bit, I stamped the chevron line image from the Live Love Life set underneath the words in shiny silver ink, then added a few sequins around the text.

Materials Used:
Wonderful Words Birthday, Fillable Frames #5, and Live Love Life stamp sets, Aqua Mist cardstock, Wonderful Words Birthday die (Papertrey Ink); Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and Love Letter inks, Encore Silver ink (Tsukineko); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Cobalt sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); silver and red sequins (Michaels)


  1. Love your cas-ified version of the Muse, Lori! So glad you joined us this week!

  2. I love how u made the muse so perfectly CAS :)

  3. Great CAS interpretation of Thereses' card, Lori!

  4. You have totally rocked this card Lori (can't see anywhere from here that you were scared)

  5. Love how clean and simple this is and still follows the graffiti card that Therese made. It's amazing!


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