Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #227-Hello Baby

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! I used this week's sketch to put together a sweet gender neutral baby card using stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps.

Hello Baby card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
I used one of the giraffe dies from the Baby Shower die set to cut a giraffe from dotted patterned paper. One of the great things about this die set is that there are two of each of the animals (giraffe, elephant, and bird) in this set and they are mirror images of each other so you can pick which way you want the animal to "face" on your card.  The giraffe's eye is made with a teeny, tiny black enamel dot.  I made a simple scene for the giraffe from blue cardstock with a strip of green die cut grass along the bottom.  The "hello baby" sentiment, made by combining parts of two different sentiments from the Baby Sentiments stamp set, was stamped next to the giraffe in gray ink.

I adhered a trio of golden yellow cardstock strips diagonally across a yellow gingham patterned paper panel, then added the scene on top.  The little tab at the upper left side of the image panel is actually a small tag die cut.  I tucked the part with the hole underneath the image panel, then added a green button tied with yellow twine on top.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jackie Pedro
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Baby Sentiments stamp set, Golden Tiara, Trendsetter Blue, Leeked to the Press, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Baby Shower, Grass, and Mini Label Tags dies, Kraft Like a Rockstar Green button (Clear and Simple Stamps); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); Hello Summer 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); Collectable-Notable 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); yellow twine (The Twinery); foam tape


  1. How sweet! Adorable baby card Lori.

  2. Absolutely precious Lori. I love how you used the sketch. I needed this card earlier this week for a friend. I know she would have loved it as much as I do. :)

  3. This is so sweet, Lori! I love that darling giraffe!


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