Friday, May 16, 2014

Let's Party

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge. I took my inspiration from the photo’s color scheme and from the fun lanterns hanging from the ceiling.

Let's Party card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
The card’s layout is based on the current Mojo Monday sketch. I thought that the sketch’s round panels were a great way to bring in the look of the lanterns in the photo. My lanterns are circles punched from watercolor paper that was “stamped” with a clear block inked with distress inks and spritzed with water. I attached a piece of black twine to the top of each lantern, then arranged them on a white panel using dimensional dots to hold them in place. I tucked the strings behind the back of the panel, then adhered the panel to a card base edged with strips of purple chevron patterned paper and shiny gold paper.

I stamped the “let’s party” sentiment from the Word Salad set on a green fishtail flag strip. After edging the strip with a bit of gold paper, I adhered it to the cardfront over the bottom lantern. A few white sequins add a final festive touch to the card.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set; Tsukineko Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink; Doodlebug Design Kraft in Color-Color 6x6 paper pad; Hemptique black twine; white sequins; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Dusty Concord distress inks (Ranger); gold paper (Target); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. This is so sweet! I LOOOOVE the colors!

  2. Lori, I love your literal interpretation of this challenge! Great job!

  3. great idea using the pict inspiration from the paper smooches dear Lori...Lovely color and bright...gorgeous card...if you wanna see my card at paper smooches challenge my one is near your thumbnails Pict...have a great day, hugs, Monika

  4. Wonderful interpretation of the Inspirational Photo! Love your card!


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