Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You're Never Too Old

It's time for another TCP Tuesday challenge!  The theme for the next two weeks is anything goes, so there's no excuse to not play along!  I put together this fun card using the current Deconstructed Sketch to mark a very special occasion--Bev's birthday! I'm joining a bunch of other bloggers in celebrating Bev's special day.  You can find all the details--and links to the cards--here.

You're Never Too Old to Do Goofy Things card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
I used TCP's Dots die to make my own stencil to create the polka dotted background you see here.  I was going to use embossing paste, but in the end went with some blue distress ink instead.  The dots are topped with a smaller panel with the bubble blowing penguin from the Bubbles Happen set.  I filled in the big bubble with some Stickles, then added a few silver sequin "bubbles" around the image.  The set's "you're never too old to do goofy things" sentiment was stamped on a turquoise strip that I tucked just underneath the penguin. After adding a pair of tiny silver tabs made with TCP's CutUps Easy Rosette die, I used foam tape to adhere the image to the stenciled panel.

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge. Link up your finished project on the TCP blog for a chance to win this week's Cat Cash prize--and to be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper.   The Swanky Stamper is selected from among all of the month's challenge entries and gets a selection of stamps from an upcoming release and joins the Cat Pack for our Pajama Party and Blog Hop. You can find all the details on the TCP blog.

Materials Used:
Bubbles Happen stamp set and cut file, CutUps Dots and Easy Rosette dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass distress ink, Diamond Stickles (Ranger); markers (Copic); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); silver sequins; foam tape


  1. I love the faded dots with the bubbles! So perfect together Lori!

  2. Eeep! I adore your plump penguin blowing bubbles, Lori! It's a genius design with the bubble background and the perfect placement of the tabs and the sequins!! Thank you so much for joining the party for Bev!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. What a darling card! I love the sentiment : )


  4. What a cute card Lori! And I love that pretty turquoise color!

  5. Hi Lori! I'm pretty sure that my little grandchildren would totally agree with this cute little penguin - they know grandma will get down and get goofy with them anytime! Thank you so much for celebrating my birthday, and for making this sweet card. It was so thoughtful of you, and I'm just tickled that you partied along on my day - you've made it extra special. Thank you so much. Bev
    : )


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