Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Cookies and Milk

Spreading Good Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper Smooches

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We hope you'll play along!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!  Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

photo credit:  brit.co

I took my inspiration from the yummy gingerbread cookies in the photo.  I made my own gingerbread cookies with a stamp from the Paper Smooches Giddy Gumdrops stamp set and coordinating  Gumdrop Icons dies.  The gingerbread image was stamped in white pigment ink on brown cardstock, then heat embossed to get an icing-like look.  I added details with a Lady Bug irRESISTible Pico Embellisher. These are fabulous for adding tiny dimensional details like buttons!

I paired the image with the current sketch from RetroSketches. After arranging a bunch of different sized silver circles on a red gingham panel, I added the gingerbread man on top, using foam tape for dimension.  The "sending good cheer" sentiment was stamped in red ink on a white banner die cut.  A few silver sequins above and below the circles completed the design.

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration:

Milk and Cookies Designers
Guest Emily Lauritzen

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Materials Used:
Giddy Gumdrops stamp set, Gumdrop Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Lady Bug and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks, irRESISTible Lady Bug Pico Embellisher (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red and Creamy Caramel cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Pure Poppy patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); silver paper (Target); Recollections Snow embossing powder (Michaels); circle punches (EK Success); Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax dies (My Favorite Things); silver sequins; foam tape


  1. This is so fun! Great take on the inspiration photo!

  2. Darling card Lori. Love the sweet gingerbread man... the checkered paper looks awesome in the background.


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