Monday, December 15, 2014

The Challenge 21-Happy Holidays

The Challenge is back with a new sketch and color combination! You can choose to use only the sketch, only the colors, or to combine both on your card.  I used both the sketch and the colors (all 5 of them!) for my seasonal design.

Happy Holidays card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps
I started off with a kraft card base.  I adhered strips of red cardstock, edged with shiny gold paper, to the top and bottom of the cardfront, then tucked a dark green fishtail flag strip underneath the top red strip.  The "happy holidays" sentiment from the Clear and Simple Stamps Sweet Sentiments:  Holidays was stamped in red ink on an oval die cut.  After matting the oval on a slightly larger brown oval, I added it to the cardfront.  It's accented with a shimmery white snowflake die cut with a sparkly clear crystal at the center.

Don't miss what the rest of the amazing challenge team has created to inspire you!  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge owner/creator
Kim Heggins
Kimberly Wiener 
Lori Tecler --you're here!
Lynn Put
Nancy Salkeld
Veronica Zalis
Kristie Goulet, December featured designer

Materials Used:
Sweet Sentiments:  Holidays stamp set, Dare to Be a Diva Red ink, Dare to Be a Diva Red, Espresso Your Style, Emerald Bling, Kraft Like a Rockstar, 24 Karat Gold, White Pearl, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Flurries dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); clear crystal (Michaels); oval dies (Spellbinders); foam tape


  1. Lori, love your clean and simple lovely!!!!

  2. Ditto what Kimberly said! Very elegant! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Fabulous card, I love the clean look.


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