Sunday, February 8, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Love You Nerd

*** 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 an inspiration photo based on the fabulous image seen above (photo credit).  I was inspired by the books in the photo and created my card by mixing images from the Smarty Pants and Incognito stamp sets.

Love You Nerd card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
I stamped the book, apple, and ruler from the Smarty Pants set and colored the images with Copic markers, then carefully cut them out.  The glasses from the Incognito set were stamped in brown ink.  After shading the lenses just a bit with a pale blue marker, I cut them out, too.  All of the images were adhered to a kraft strip, some with foam tape for dimension.  I was going for a table or shelf-like look. 

I layered the strip over a panel of ledger patterned paper adhered to a golden yellow cardstock panel.  The sentiment from the Incognito set was stamped above the images in red pigment ink. I set the finished panel on a kraft card base.

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:
Smarty Pants and Incognito stamp sets (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa inks, Memento Luxe Love Letter ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Front Porch 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles); foam tape


  1. Lori, I LOVE your take on the inspiration photo. What a brilliant idea to showcase the books! Your design/layout is amazing too! I hope you are having a great weekend!

  2. WOWOWOWOWOW!!! I LOVE the FUN design!!! :-) Have a Fabulous Week!!! :-)

  3. I just looooooooove that you were inspired by the books in this photo! I was totally thinking of trying to make something from the books, but couldn't come up with anything! You are just too clever! LOOSE the little images! FAB take on this pic! YOU ROCK-- love working with you!

  4. What a fun take on this, love how you used the books as the focus and made such a fun card.


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