Sunday, May 24, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS-Hey Buddy

*** 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 based on the sketch seen above.  I used the sketch to create a fun space themed design that's perfect for a little boy.

Hey Buddy card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches
I started out with a watercolored panel to use as a sky background.  I filled in the background with a large yellow circle "moon."   The moon has debossed polka dot craters for a fun textured look.  I stamped the rocket image from the Space Cadet set on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers, then cut it out with the matching Space Cadet Icons die.  The rocket's window was covered with a clear page pebble to give it a glass-like look.  It was adhered over the moon using foam tape.  I added a few silver sequin "stars"  around the moon to add to the space feel of the card.

I cut a strip of dark blue cardstock on an angle, then adhered it to the bottom of the panel.  The "hey buddy" sentiment from the Simply Said set was stamped on the panel in black ink. After matting the finished scene on red cardstock, I adhered it to a dark blue card base.

Don’t miss what the rest of the SPARKS team has created this week. Here’s where to find them:

Lori--you're here!

Materials Used:
Space Cadet and Simply Said stamp sets, Space Cadet Icons dies (Paper Smooches); VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Pacific Point cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Polka Dots embossing folder (QuicKutz); clear page pebble (Making Memories); foam tape


  1. OMG OMG OMG!! SUPER FUN!! LOVE the Design and your take on the sketch!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day Weekend/Week!! =)

  2. Too cute! What a great boy birthday card Lori!

  3. What a fantastic card Lori! I love that huge yellow moon!

  4. Lori, this is adorable! I LOVE the space scene and it's such a great use of the sketch!

  5. LOOOOOOOOOOVE this card, Lori! I love that moon with the rocket! Great take on this sketch--- fab as always <3 LOVE LOVE LOVE!


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