Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Seize the Sketch 23-I Heart You Beyond Measure

***  Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge.  ***

It's time for a new sketch at Seize the Sketch!  This one's courtesy of Lee Ann.  I used it to create a love themed card in a somewhat non traditional color scheme.

I Heart You Beyond Measure card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant
I picked the colors based on the fabulous ruler patterned paper from a pad of Fancy Pants designer paper that I used for the card's large oval panel.  After matting the panel with pale gray cardstock, I adhered it to a golden yellow cardstock panel embossed with an "XOXO" pattern. A strip of turquoise stitched grosgrain ribbon broke up the yellow a bit with a pop of contrasting color.

The "I heart you beyond measure" sentiment from Mama Elephant's Hello set was stamped on a gray pierced rectangle panel using aqua ink.  I ran a strip of yellow washi tape with a measuring tape pattern beneath it, then accented the panel with a pair of felt hearts.  I set the sentiment panel on top of the oval, then added a trio of gray enamel dots around the panel.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the STS team created using the sketch. Here’s where to find them:

Cathy Santie
Jen Mitchell
Jessi Fogan
Katie Melhus
Lee Ann Barrett
Lesley Croghan (Creator)
Lori Turner
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Marybeth Lopez
Mona Pendleton
Rose Miller
Sandy Mathis
Sherry Eckblad
Vicki Dutcher

Materials Used:
Hello stamp set (Mama Elephant); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Aqua Mist and Harvest Gold cardstock, Aqua Mist felt (Papertrey Ink); Grout Gray cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Stax and Staggered Heart Border dies (My Favorite Things); Park Bench 6x6 paper pad (Fancy Pants); oval dies (Spellbinders); Hugs and Kisses embossing folder (Cuttlebug); blue stitched grosgrain ribbon, gray felt (Michaels); ruler washi tape


  1. Love the background xoxo and the way the sentiment matches your papers.

  2. Ooooh, this is so bright and sweet! Love it!

  3. What a sweet, sweet sentiment. This is precious, Lori!

  4. This has got to be the most fun "love you" card I've seen in a long time! I love the whole ruler theme and the sentiment is perfect!

  5. What a fun sentiment paired with the paper! I love the ruler theme, too!

  6. I love these colors and that embossed background is awesome!

  7. Oh my! How you ever found patterned paper and washi tape that are absolutely perfect for that sentiment is beyond me! Those themed elements add up to one adorable card, Lori!

  8. awesome card girl and i love the embossing folder :)

  9. What a fabulous card! I love the embossing & these colours are just terrific together :)

  10. Love that ruler paper and the ruler. Beautiful embossing for this fun card. Great take on the sketch.


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