Sunday, July 6, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Love Machine

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

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is an Anything Goes challenge. I used the Squeaky Clean set to make a fun shaker card for the challenge.

Love Machine shaker card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
My shaker is made with the set's washing machine image.  After stamping the image on red cardstock and cutting it out, I cut the heart shape out of the image for the window of the shaker element.  The round knobs were filled in with dots of Gray Flannel irRESISTible Pico Embellisher.  This is a new product from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko that is great for adding detail and dimension to your projects, even in the tiniest of spaces.  I backed the cutout opening with acetate, then used two layers of foam tape to adhered the image to a white backing.  The shaker is filled with red and silver sequins in different sizes.

I made a simple scene for the washing machine with a patterned paper panel for "wallpaper" and a piece of kraft cardstock with floorboard style lines drawn on it.  The scene is adhered to a kraft panel on an angle.  I stamped the set's "love machine" sentiment on a cream cardstock strip in red ink, then added it to the panel.  It's accented with a trio of red enamel dots.

Don’t miss what the rest of the SPARKS team has created this week. Here’s where to find them:

Lori--you're here!

Materials Used:
Squeaky Clean stamp set (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Luxe Love Letter ink, irRESISTible Gray Flannel Pico Embellisher (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Sweet Shoppe 6x6 paper pad (Lily Bee Design); Antique Linen distress marker (Ranger); red enamel dots, sequins (Michaels); clear acetate; foam tape


  1. ACK! I looooooooooooooove that you made a scene--- like the patterned paper is the wallpaper and the board floor! I didn't see that before! AmmmmmmmmmmmmAZING! LOOOOOOOOOVE this little shaker washing machine, Lori! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!

  2. Fun card - great image for a shaker!


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