Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 254-You Melt My Ice

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! This week's sketch has a big panel that's perfect for making a scene--and that's just what I did with stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas.

You Melt My Ice card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas
I built my scene on a piece of blue dotted patterned paper to get the look of a snowy day.  The shimmery white strip adhered to the bottom of the panel was die cut with one of TCP's CutUps Holiday Toppers dies, giving it a curvy shape.  I stamped the skating due from the Melt My Ice set on white cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers.  The image was adhered to the scene using foam tape.

I stamped the "you melt my ice" sentiment in black pigment ink, then heat embossed it in black to give it a nice pop against the background.  After adding a pair of teal enamel dots next to the words as an accent, I matted the panel on gray cardstock.  It was adhered to a teal panel topped with a strip of red cardstock across the top, then set on a gray card base. 

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Barbara Anders
Dana White
Jenny Peterson
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Lisa Henke
Lynn Put
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick

Materials Used:
Melt My Ice stamp set, CutUps Holiday Toppers dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Shimmery White cardstock, black embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Love Me Do "Love Takes Flight designer paper, Teal Necessities enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. Awesome card I love that stamp <3

  2. Gorgeous card Lori - I love the colors.

  3. Cute! Cute! Cute! I love these colors Lori and this sweet image. I have to remember to dig out my embossing powder. It really does pop on the PP.

  4. This is DARLING Lori! LOVE the sheep and the papers you used!

  5. super cute image and sentiment with this sketch!

  6. This such a sweet card, Lori! The scene you've created using this cute image looks fantastic.


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