Sunday, October 12, 2014

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Hello

*** 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 based on the photo above.  I took my inspiration for this card from the woodgrain background and the feminine floral monogram.

Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from Paper Smooches
I started off with a piece of woodgrain patterned paper.  I die cut the word "hello" from dark brown cardstock using the Hello Words dies and adhered the die cut word to the patterned paper panel.  To bring in the floral element, I die cut a bunch of flowers using the floral dies in the Pocket die set.  After playing with a few different arrangements, I settled on the small floral cluster you see here.  To add interest to the flowers, I dotted the small ones with clear crystals and the large one with an enamel dot.  I wrapped the finished panel with a piece of pink satin ribbon, then matted it on brown cardstock and adhered it to a cream card base.

Don’t miss what the rest of the SPARKS team has created this week. Here’s where to find them: Katie
Lori--you're here!

Materials Used:
Pocket and Hello Words dies (Paper Smooches); Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Cut and Paste-Adorbs 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); pink satin ribbon, clear crystals, aqua enamel dot (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Oh I love the pop of pink against the woodgrain. Fabulous Lori.

  2. Love the touch of pink with the chocolate brown and the wood grain!

  3. I loooooooooove your take on this photo, Lori! LOVE the dies-- LOVE that you used ONLY dies! LOVE LOVE LOVE that woodgrain! FAB card all around:) YOU ROCK!


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