Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 272-Unforgettable

It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  I flipped this week's sketch on its side to create this sweet birthday card using stamps and dies from WPlus9.

Unforgettable card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from WPlus9
I colored the elephant and balloon from the Unforgettable stamp set using Copic markers (again, you might have seen a little sneak peek of this on Instagram a day or two ago . . .), then cut out the colored images with the matching dies.  I used a craft knife to cut slits around the elephant's trunk and "threaded" the balloon's string through the slits so that it looked as if the elephant was holding the balloon with its trunk.  After adhering the image to a white panel using foam tape, I stamped the sentiment beneath it and added some grass around it to ground it.

I matted the image panel on pale gray cardstock, then adhered it to a red cardstock panel over a dark gray cardstock strip.  I tucked a turquoise fishtail flag strip underneath the lower right hand side of the image panel, then adhered the finished panel to a matching card base.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on the SSSC blog.  Be sure to stop by the blog to check out what the SSSC team has created using the sketch.  And, don't forget to check in on Wednesday to see one of our favorite cards made with the sketch. 

Materials Used:
Unforgettable stamp set, Dove Grey cardstock, Unforgettable dies (WPlus9); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores and Smokey Shadow cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax die (My Favorite Things);  foam tape


  1. He's so cute with the balloon! what a fun card!

  2. This little guy is tooooo cute!

  3. That elephant is so cute!!! Adorable!

  4. What a fantastic card! Love your take on the sketch!


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