Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 224-Play Ball

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I’m still having fun with the new release from The Cat’s Pajamas, so I inked up the Play Ball stamp set for this week's sketch.

Play Ball card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
I stamped the bat-swinging big eared bunny on a white panel cut using the set’s matching cut files. and colored him with Copic markers.  He was adhered to a pale blue panel over a strip of green cardstock die cut with the CutUps Grass die. The set’s “play ball” sentiment was stamped in the panel’s upper left corner in blue ink.

To go with the baseball image, I found some fun striped patterned paper in my stash. I adhered the striped paper to the bottom of a blue cardfront, then ran a strip of cream twill across it before adhering the image panel on top. I used the banner die from the CutUps Framed Up 2 die set to make the trio of banner strips that I tucked underneath the image panel. A little baseball, made from a circle punched from cream cardstock with hand-drawn stitching, was attached to the image panel to complete the design.

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

Materials Used:
Play Ball stamp set, CutUps Grass and Framed Up 2 dies (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Deep Lagoon inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Pacific Point , Soft Sky, Kiwi Kiss, and Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Sasparilla-Rustler designer paper (October Afternoon); cream twill (Michaels); circle punch (EK Success); foam tape


  1. love this bun. super cute, Lori.

  2. Love everything about his Lori - fabulous colors especially.

  3. This is adorable, Lori! Such a fun scene with this cute image.

  4. OMGoodness is this ever adorable! The stripey paper is perfect with this image.

  5. Play ball!!!! Lori I absolutely LOVE this!!! From the colors to how you used the sketch. Love the expression on this bunny's face.

  6. Love this Lori, that play ball image is adorable and that fun striped paper looks just like ticking fabric, LOVE it!!!

  7. Hee hee, the baseball playing bunny is adorable, and I love this sketch, great card!

  8. Darling image and fabulous card, Lori!

  9. Totally adorable!! And I love that little baseball you really finishes the image perfectly!!

  10. Lori this is fabulous. The baseball is perfect

  11. What a fun card! The focal stamped image is just adorable and I love the colors and layout you chose!

  12. OMG! This card is a homerun!


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