Monday, August 4, 2014

Warm Wishes

Here's my card for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do to represent the sketch's trio of parallel lines.  The beautiful birch trees in the Avery Elle Let it Snow set ended up being perfect for the challenge--after I flipped the placement of the parallel lines from the right side of the card to the left.

Warm Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery Elle
I stamped the trees in brown pigment ink on a kraft panel, then stamped the set's snowflake image around the trees using white pigment ink.  The "warm wishes" sentiment was stamped next to the trees in red pigment ink.  To soften the look of the design, I used an ink blending tool to apply some distress ink to the edges of the panel.  I wrapped a piece of red grosgrain ribbon around the panel and secured it with a knot, then adhered the panel to a dark brown card base.

Materials Used:
Let it Snow stamp set (Avery Elle); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Memento Luxe Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa, and Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); red grosgrain ribbon


  1. Those trees worked perfectly! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Fabulous card Lori! Loving those trees! The red ribbon is the perfect trimming! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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