Sunday, May 18, 2014

So Happy for You

Here's my card for this week's Viva la Verve sketch challenge.  It's also my entry for Verve's current Font Focus challenge.

So Happy for You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Verve Stamps
I mixed and matched a few patterned papers from an older Echo Park paper line on the cardfront.  In a nod to the striped pillows in the inspiration photo provided with this week's sketch, I started off with striped pattern covering most of the card base.  It's topped with a solid orange strip that runs the length of the card and a dotted blue strip that runs across the card. 

I stamped the "so happy for you" sentiment from the Treasured Words set in navy ink on a fishtail flag strip, then adhered it to a light blue dotted panel using foam tape.  After layering the panel on the cardfront on an angle, I tucked a glittery gold die cut star underneath the top left edge of the fishtail flag panel, then added a pair of smaller stars on the opposite side of the panel.  A cheery orange twine bow at the top of the panel finished off the design.

Materials Used:
Treasured Words stamp set (Verve Stamps); Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, and Soft Sky cardstock (Stampin' Up!); gold glitter cardstock (Michaels); Little Boy designer papers (Echo Park); Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink (Tsukineko); CutUps 3x3 Stars die (The Cat's Pajamas); Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things); orange baker's twine (Divine Twine); corner rounder; foam tape


  1. love your festive take on the sketch, Lori! so glad you could play along with us at Viva la Verve!

  2. Fantastic colors, patterns, and design, Lori! The sparkly stars are fabulous! Thanks for playing Viva La Verve!

  3. This is adorable, Lori!! LOVE the gold glittered stars added into boy colors...perfect amount of shimmer & shine!


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