Monday, June 30, 2014

The Challenge 10-Celebrate Big

It’s time for a new challenge at The Challenge! This time, Lesley’s switching things up. You can take your pick of challenges—a sketch challenge, a color challenge, or both. I chose to combine the sketch and the colors for this clean, colorful design.

Celebrate card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
When I saw that one of the challenge colors was coral, I was thrilled because it gave me the opportunity to try out one of the brand new Radiant Neon inks I received from Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. I have a nice assortment of the inks (thanks, Imagine Crafts!), but the fabulous Electric Coral might be my favorite. Let’s just say you’ll be seeing it again this week . . .

Anyway, I used the coral ink to stamp the bold “celebrate” sentiment from the My Favorite Things Celebrate Big set on a pale pink panel. I adhered the sentiment panel near the bottom of a kraft card base, then added a strip of green dotted patterned paper along the left edge of the card. To bring in a bit more coral, I wrapped the cardfront with a piece of pretty coral seam binding, securing it with a simple knot. A trio of green enamel dots finished the design.

For more inspiration using the sketch and/or the colors, check out what the rest of the team has created. Here’s where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Jeanne Jachna
Kimberly Wiener

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: My Favorite Things Celebrate Big stamp set; Pebbles Family Ties 6x6 paper pad; Studio Calico green enamel dots

other: Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Pixie cardstock (Avery Elle); Electric Coral Radiant Neon ink (Tsukineko); seam binding (Martha Stewart)


  1. Clean, simple and fun! Happy you got the chance to ink up some new ink!

  2. Sweet idea for a journal or mini album, (which I wish I had more time to do - LOL) great colors and all the Kraft together!!!

  3. What a great card and I love, love, love that fantastic color combination!


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