Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wishing You Sunshine and Rainbows

***Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. *** 

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge. I was inspired by the rainbow array of colors in the photo and used the Spectrum stamp set and coordinating Spectrum Icons dies for my card.

Sunshine and Rainbows card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
I stamped the sun and rainbow images on white cardstock and cut them out with the matching dies. After coloring the rainbow with Copic markers and adding a piece of patterned paper to the center of the circle, I adhered the images to a white panel. The “wishing you sunshine and rainbows” sentiment was stamped next to the images in black ink.

I edged the panel with some blue cardstock strips, then adhered it to a light blue card base. A card with sunshine and rainbows needs a little sparkle (right??), so I added a trio of super sparkly silver sequins around the images to finish the card.

Don’t miss what the rest of the SPARKS team has created using the photo as inspiration. Here’s where to find them:

Lori--you're here!
Materials Used:
Spectrum stamp set and Spectrum Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Daffodil and Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Soup Staples designer paper (Jillibean Soup); sequins; foam tape


  1. Love your rainbow card Lori - great design xx

  2. LOVE your Sweet and Clean Card Design!! Such a FUN take on the Inspiration Photo!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. Paper Smooches cuteness, LOVE this, Lori!

  4. OHHHHHHHH! JUST fabulous, Lori! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the blue cardstock with the colored rainbow-- and your coloring... WOWZA! FAB use of gems and an AWESOME take on this photo challenge! YOU ROCK!


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