Saturday, February 28, 2015

Birthday Candles

Here's my card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I flipped the sketch on its side and used it to make an easy to mail birthday card.

Birthday Candles card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
The candles were made from different color cardstock scraps.  I picked ones in complementary colors, then staggered their heights on the panel.  Once they were in place, I added oval-ish flames made from yellow cardstock.  The "happy birthday" sentiment from the Whimsical Wishes set was stamped along the edge of one of the candles in orange ink.  I adhered the finished panel to a yellow card base.  I thought about adding some glitter to the flames, but in the end decided to leave them undecorated so I could add this card to my Operation Write Home pile.

Materials Used:
Whimsical Wishes stamp set, Daffodil, Orange Fizz, and Summer Splash cardstock (My Favorite Things); Fizz ink (Avery Elle); Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. What a fun interpretation of the sketch! LOVE the candles! Thanks so much for playing along at MFT!

  2. Two things I love about this card - using scraps and being brave enough to just hand cut stuff. Well done, Lori!


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