Monday, October 26, 2015

The Challenge 48-Wedding Congrats

***  Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch!  ***

The Challenge is back again with a new challenge!  This week we've got a theme challenge that's all about weddings.  I combined the theme with the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge to make a stamp-free congratulatory card.

Wedding Congrats card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from My Favorite Things
I took a few cues from the rustic feel and pink colors in the challenge photo, even though you don't have to use the photo for inspiration--just the theme!  I build my card on a woodgrain patterned paper panel, topped with a pink partial stitched circle die cut.   The circle was dressed up with an elegant clear crystal flourish.  I die cut the "congrats" tag from shiny gold paper, then backed the tag with pink cardstock to highlight the letters.  I still prefer silver, but I have to admit that gold is starting to grow on me . . .  To finish the tag, I found some long-neglected pink organdy ribbon in my scrap pile and used that to add a knot at the tag's end.  The tag was adhered at the bottom of the circle, using foam tape for dimension.  To bring in a little "love" to my wedding card, I die cut some hearts from two shades of pink cardstock and added them just above the tag.  The finished panel was adhered to a pale pink card base.

Check out what the rest of the talented team at The Challenge has created using this week's theme.  Here's where to find them:

Lesley Croghan, challenge creator
Shona Chambers, October featured designer
Kristie Goulet, guest designer

Materials Used:
Insulation Pink cardstock, Die-Namics Staggered Heart Border and Tag Talk dies (My Favorite Things); gold paper (Target); Blushing Bride cardstock, pink organdy ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Necessities-Wood 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); stitched circle die (Lil' Inker Designs); crystal flourish (Michaels); foam tape


  1. It is absolutely gorgeous my friend! Love the simplicity with the pop of sparkle!

  2. Lori, this is beautiful! All the embellishments are gorgeous! XX

  3. What a soft and pretty take on the sketch, this is lovely, so glad you joined us at MFT!

  4. Gorgeous card, I love the pretty ribbon and hearts embellishments.


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