Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 241-Friends Are Life's Nicest Perks

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  This week's' sketch calls for a square card and I created a 4 1/4" square coffee themed card based on the sketch.

Friends Are Life's Nicest Perks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
I started out with a feminine floral patterned paper adhered to a coordinating gray card base.  The "friends are life's nicest perks" sentiment from the Clear and Simple Stamps A Little Java set was stamped on a golden yellow cardstock panel in gray ink, then adhered to the patterned paper panel. 

I stamped one of the set's coffee pot images on a matching die cut using silver ink, then used foam tape to adhere it to a pair of layered circles.  The image was adhered to the top of the golden yellow panel.  For a bit more silver sparkle, I die cut a narrow Favor Flags strip from silver cardstock, cut it in half, and tucked the pieces underneath the left edge of the yellow panel.

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:
A Little Java stamp set, You're Such a Gray-cious Host ink, I Steel Got It, Golden Tiara, Sterling Silver, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Shapes:  Circles, Favor Flags, and Coffee Pots dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (Tsukineko); The Story of Us 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories); foam tape


  1. So pretty, love the colors and that pretty floral paper!!

  2. Gorgeous colors Lori! I absolutely LOVE this sentiment too!

  3. What a lovely sentiment and I love the bits of silver sparkle!!!


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