Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 219-Your Special Day

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I’d put together something that would be perfect to mark the occasion. My family already celebrated Mother’s Day earlier in the week with an unusual special event—if you’re one of my Facebook friends or Instagram followers you might have seen some of the photos from when G-Man, the mascot for the Washington Wizards basketball team, visited my mom’s school for some slam dunking and dancing. My sister and I gave our mom flowers then, but I forgot to bring along a handmade card!

For You on Your Special Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from WPlus9
I used the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals set here, mixing and matching several of the different flower images to make a spring bouquet in the upper right corner of the image panel. The “for you on your special day” sentiment was stamped in the lower left corner in gray pigment ink. I used a combination of sentiments from the Fresh Cut Florals and Strictly Sentiments 2 sets for the wording.

I paired the bouquet with a piece of rustic woodgrain patterned paper topped with a strip of rose dotted patterned paper. The image panel and patterned paper panel were matted with the same very pale pink cardstock I used for the card base. A rosy pink scalloped cardstock strip tucked underneath the left side of the image panel sets it off from the cardfront just a bit.

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--taking the week off
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals and Strictly Sentiments 2 stamp sets and WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Daffodil, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, and Gray Flannel inks, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Insulation Pink cardstock (My Favorite Things); Blushing Bride cardstock, scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up!)


  1. So pretty, love that woodgrain BG!!!

  2. Gorgeous Lori!! Those blooms are darling and I love the woodgrain background too!!

  3. I love these colors Lori!!! A perfect Mother's Day card too. Have a great day!!

  4. The woodgrain background is brilliant and those flowers are so sweet. Beautiful card


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