Friday, June 20, 2014

Best Fishes

This week’s blogger challenge theme is summer. I used a sketch from The Paper Players and stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps to put together this water-themed design.

Best Fishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple StampsThe sketch’s large panel was perfect as a watery background for the fish from the Beach Bum stamp set. I stamped the fish in black ink on orange cardstock, then used foam tape to adhere it to a panel of wave patterned paper. For a whimsical touch, I added a trio of sequin “bubbles” over the fish.

After matting the patterned paper on a contrasting piece of teal cardstock, I adhered it to a blue cardstock panel over a strip of orange patterned paper. The orange paper was edged with a teal strip cut with CSS’s Eyelet Border die. I stamped the “best fishes” sentiment on an orange Favor Flag strip and adhered it to the left side of the card, overlapping the image panel. The finished panel was adhered to a teal card base.

Materials Used:
Beach Bum stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Creamsicle Cardigan, My Style Blueprint, and Party Teal Dawn cardstock, Eyelet Border and Favor Flags dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); Scoot and Splash 6x6 paper pads (Echo Park); blue sequins (Treehouse Studios); foam tape


  1. Your card is adorable! The colors are perfect and I love your layout for this card- fun and playful!

  2. LOVE this!! Such a SWEET Sea Design!! LOVE the colors too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  3. Absolutely adorable, Lori! The sequins make perfect little air clever. Thank you for joining The Paper Players in our 200th challenge!

  4. This is adorable, Lori! Love the colors and that super-cute sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with our 200th challenge at The Paper Players!

  5. Oh my goodness, Lori! How cute is this? Love the bitty fish and the sequin "bubbles". Perfect sentiment, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players for our 200th challenge! :)

  6. Cute card and I love the aqua sequins as bubbles! So clever!


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