Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thinking of You

Here’s my card for the current AEI♥U challenge to make your own stamped designer paper. Avery Elle’s Modern Leaves set is just perfect for stamping a pretty pattern, so I picked a few stamps from the set along a few coordinating colors of pigment inks and went to town!

Thinking of You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery ElleI made my patterned paper on a kraft panel for a masculine, earthy look. I stamped the largest image in the lightest shade of ink, then used a slightly darker shade of green for the smaller leaf. The brown dot image filled in the empty spaces. Once I had completed the panel, I brushed the edges with my white pigment ink pad to soften the edges a bit.

I edged the finished panel with a strip of dark brown cardstock, then adhered it to an avocado green card base. I stamped the “thinking of you” sentiment on a fishtail flag strip cut from the same color green cardstock, then added it over the patterned panel. It’s accented with a trio of green enamel dots, my go-to embellishment for masculine cards.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Avery Elle Modern Leaves stamp set; Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Pistachio, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, and Wedding Dress inks; Studio Calico green enamel dots 

other: Dark Chocolate cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Ripe Avocado cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah)


  1. So sweet! Love your 'pattern paper' and colors!

  2. Such a handsome masculine card--I love the shades of green! Thanks so much for joining us at Avery Elle!

  3. Lori, this is fabulous! Love the green on kraft! Thank you so much for playing along with the Avery Elle Challenge!


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