Monday, May 4, 2015

The Challenge 33-Thanks Teacher

*** To see my post for the new SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch Challenge, scroll down to the post below or click HERE! ***

The Challenge is back again with a new challenge!  Next up in our challenge rotation is a sketch challenge--one of my favorite kinds of challenges!

Thanks Teacher card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week and since I'm a teacher, I thought I'd celebrate the week by sharing a bunch of different teacher themed cards on my blog, starting with this sketch. I used the Paper Smooches School Icons die set to create a pencil and a piece of gray cardstock embossed with a sentiment from the Smarty Pants set to make a chalkboard style panel. 

These pieces were arranged on a golden yellow card base along with a piece of letter patterned paper and a piece of primary lined handwriting patterned paper.  A pair of handcut fishtail flag strips at the top of the card completed the design.  I tried to add a few enamel dots, but I couldn't get the placement right, so I ended up leaving them off.  I may go back and play around with adding them again . . .  I'm also going to link this up to the current Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge.

Don't miss what the rest of The Challenge team and our talented lineup of guests has created for this week's sketch challenge. Here's where to find them:

Nance Salkeld
Sandie Munro, featured designer
Jinny Newlin, guest designer
Jen Wills, guest designer
Sarah Platt, guest designer

Materials Used:
Smarty Pants stamp set, School Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Fine Linen, and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Pink Pirouette and Poppy Parade cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver paper (Target); School Daze 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); Back to School 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); white embossing powder (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Very bright and cheery card. Thanks for inspiring!

  2. Awesome card and so perfect for thanking a teacher!

  3. Lori, this is one fabulous card! I love all the red and yellow and that pencil is so sweet.

  4. Eye-catching and stunning take on the sketch Lori and love your theme.
    Thanks for the opportunity to GD this week. Sarah x

  5. Your designs are always so FRESH and clean and CAS, love it!!!!
    This is a SUPER sweet teacher card!!

  6. Oh, I love the red and yellow with the chalkboard! Such a fantastic card! XX


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