Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 240-Happy Birthday, Champ

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  I used the sketch to make a birthday card for a young friend who's a big sports fan and athlete.

Happy Birthday, Champ card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey Ink
I started off with some sports themed patterned paper.  I cut a trio of narrow kraft cardstock strips and arranged them along the bottom of the patterned paper panel.  The right end of each strip was dotted with a copper brad.

I stamped the "happy birthday, champ" sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Football Frenzy stamp set on a white pierced circle die cut, then added the set's football image at the bottom of the panel, using foam tape for dimension. After matting the panel on an orange circle, I added it to the cardfront.  I tucked a gift card (to a sporting goods store, of course!) inside and the card was ready to go.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jackie Pedro
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Football Frenzy stamp set, Football Frenz dies (Papertrey Ink); Memento Luxe Teal Zeal and Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko); Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); That's My Boy 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); Die-namics Pierced Circle Stax die (My Favorite Things); circle die (Spellbinders); copper brads (Making Memories); foam tape


  1. Love that you made a masculine card!

  2. Love a great sports card. This is cool.

  3. This is so perfect for a sports fan! Love that background paper and the brads on the strips of paper too. Fabulous!

  4. Super cute, love that football!! I know someone this would be perfect for!!

  5. OMG Lori this is adorable!!! This PP is fantastic. I absolutely love how you used the sketch. The copper brads are the perfect touch.

  6. What a fun take on the sketch, Lori!

  7. This is a fabulous masculine card and I love the copper brad detail!!!


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