Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Bee Mine

*** 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 Designer Draft challenge.  I used the sketch and the adorable Bee Mine stamp set and coordinating Bee Mine Icons dies to put together a love themed design.

Bee Mine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
I stamped the bee image on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers, then die cut the colored image.  It's adhered to a white paper doily set at the edge of a pale pink card base.  I made a flight trail for the bee with a piece of a clear crystal flourish.  The "bee mine" sentiment was stamped underneath the bee in red pigment ink.  The stamp has the words stacked one on top of the other, but because they're clear, it was pretty easy to line them up to stamp the text in a single line.  A pair of red hearts, cut with the Tiny Hearts die, adds a final pop of color to the card.

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:
Bee Mine stamp set, Bee Mine Icons and Tiny Hearts dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Luxe Love Letter ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Pink Pirouette and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); clear crystal flourish (Michaels); white paper doily; foam tape


  1. Ah - so in love with this! That soft pink background with the lovely doily and the amazingly cute Bee!!! You did such a sweet job on this card - what a treat to get to see it!!! Have a super lovely day!!!

  2. So sweet - love the cute bee, sugary pink card base and doily. A perfect valentine!

  3. This is such a SWEET Card Lori!! =) I LOVE the colors and the Design!! The Doily and the Bling Trail are just PERFECT Touches!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  4. Oh Lori---- this is just toooooooo sweet;) I love that little bee and his gem trail! LOVE your coloring and use of this sketch! FAB job!

  5. Yes, I will confess, this card MADE me buy that stamp set!!!!!!!


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