Monday, September 15, 2014

I Think You're Brilliant

Here's my card for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I did a little heat embossing to put this one together.

I Think You're Brilliant card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama Elephant
I embossed one of the light bulbs from Mama Elephant's Lights Out stamp set in white embossing powder on a white cardstock panel.   I used a sponge dauber to dot yellow ink over the embossed bulb.  The embossed lines resisted the ink, giving the image a light bulb like glow.  I added the base to the bulb using silver ink, then used a ruler and fine tipped marker to draw a "string" so the bulb wasn't floating in mid-air.

I ran a strip of yellow cardstock along the bottom of the panel, then stamped the set's "I think you're brilliant" sentiment on the strip in black ink.  It's accented with a pair of silver brads.  The panel was matted on yellow cardstock, then adhered to a contrasting black card base.

Materials Used
Lights Out stamp set (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion inks, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko); Lemon Drop cardstock (My Favorite Things); Basic Black (Stampin' Up!); white embossing powder (Michaels); silver brads (Joann)


  1. Love how you made the light bulb glow! So cute! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. So beautiful Lori! I love that little lightbulb and how it glows! Such great colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Absolutely LOVE your card! Great idea how you embossed and colored the light bulb. Congrats on wining FMS153.


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