Sunday, August 10, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS--You Brighten My Day

*** 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 inspired by the photo shown above.  I took my inspiration from the lamp and the striped label around one of the jars.

You Brighten My Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper SmoochesI used the lamp from the We Totally Click set as my focal image.  It's stamped in shimmery silver ink, then die cut with the matching die from the Click Icons set. Once the ink dried, I used yellow markers to fill in the bulb.

I used foam tape to adhere the lamp image on an angled golden yellow cardstock panel layered on a light gray card base.  A strip of teal striped washi tape anchors the angled panel on the cardfront.  I stamped the set's "you brighten my day" sentiment next to the lamp in teal ink, then added a pair of yellow enamel dots as an accent.

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:
We Totally Click stamp set and Click Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); markers (Copic); Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); striped washi tape (Target); yellow enamel dots (Freckled Fawn); foam tape


  1. Lori, you've placed all the elements the sweet lamp and how the washi grounds the design.

  2. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE this FUN Card!! =) Such a Neat Design!! That Image looks SUPER stamped in the Silver Ink too!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. Lori, I just adore your style, and this card is no exception! Love the colors you selected and the lamp and washi are perfect elements to highlight from this inspiration photo!

  4. Great card! I love the fun, whimsical feel of this one!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this card, Lori! I love the colors and the diag and the washi..... love love love it all! You have nailed t! YOU ROCK! I'm totally jealous of your talent! I need to take classes from you! <3


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