Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simple Sunshine

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I created a summery design using the sketch along with stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

Hello Sunshine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I die cut a sun shape from orange cardstock using the Spring Showers die set.  To add interest to the die cut piece, I punched a circle from a scrap of patterned paper and added it to the center of the sun.  The sun is adhered to a light blue card base over a striped patterned paper strip and a solid yellow cardstock strip.  Once the panels were in place, I stamped the "hello sunshine" sentiment from the Hello Sunshine stamp set on the yellow strip in blue ink.

I wanted to add a little more texture to the design, but still keep things simple.  To do that, I used one of the smaller cloud dies from the Spring Showers die set to cut a cloud from white felt.  After placing it on top of the sun, I accented the die cut pieces with a trio of white sequins.

Materials Used: 
from i {heart} papers:  Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine stamp set, Let's Polka designer paper, Spring Showers dies; Avery Elle Aquamarine ink; My Mind's Eye My Girl 6x6 paper pad; white sequins

other:  Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white felt


  1. I love this card, Lori! Although part of the reason is because I'm falling in love with anything sunshine, clouds, and raindrops, the bigger reason is your perfect execution. I will absolutely be CASE'ing this for my mother who's having a difficult time and needs some sunshine sprinkled over her. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. A clean and simple beauty, Lori! I love the colors -- they make me happy. And I love that fun sun. It's always good to see what you create for Freshly Made Sketches challenges! Thanks for joining us again this week!

  3. Another fabulous creation! Love this! Glad to see you this week at FMS!


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