Thursday, January 29, 2015

CAS(e) this Sketch 108-You Make the Grade

I'm super excited to be a guest this week at CAS(e) this Sketch!  CTS is one of my favorite sketch blogs--the sketches are always amazing and this week's is no exception.

You Make the Grade card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud
I made a school themed design using stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti.  I used the Tag Me die to cut a gray (chalkboard) tag, then stamped the "you make the grade" sentiment from the Class Act set at the bottom of the tag in white ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white for a nice pop against the gray. 

I topped the tag with an apple from the same set.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the narrow strip across the top of the tag is a piece of silver and white striped washi tape--it didn't photograph well!  I topped the tag with a strip of red grosgrain ribbon, secured with some linen thread.  The tag was adhered to a kraft card base stamped with a text print background in white ink.  The crisp lines of the text are my interpretation of the lines in the background of the sketch. 

Materials Used:
Class Act stamp set, Confetti Cuts Class Act and Tag Me dies (Reverse Confetti);  ABC Background (Market Street Stamps); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress, Love Letter, Pear Tart, and Rich Cocoa inks (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); Snow embossing powder, red grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); washi tape (Little B); linen thread (Stampin'  Up!); foam tape


  1. What a wonderful kraft card base you've created with the white stamping, Lori! Every element is darling, congrats!
    =] Michele

  2. Congratulations on guest designing for CTS this week, Lori! I always enjoy your cards -- you have such a great style!
    This card is no exception -- super sweet take on the sketch!

  3. Great card Lori, love the subtle alphabet stamping on the kraft paper.

  4. I love this super clean and simple card Lori - the subtle alphabet background stamping really makes this card, especially when combined with your chalkboard inspired tag. Congrats on your guest spot over at CTS this week!


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