Friday, December 18, 2015

Miss You More than Just a Little

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge.  Michele's inspiration card clearly has a Christmas theme, but when I first looked at it, I totally missed the card's Santa background element. So, my design is inspired by what I "noticed" first--a cloud-like top panel on a simple scene.

Miss You More than Just a Little card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
My scene is made from a blue cardstock panel topped with a swirl embossed vellum cloud.  A strip of green cardstock "grass" runs across the bottom of the panel.  I filled in the scene with one of the sweet animals from Mama Elephant's Up and Away set.  Instead of using the set's large balloon bouquet, I switched it out for a single balloon from the Pandamonium set, colored a contrasting vibrant red.  I made a tiny notch in the bunny's hand to thread the balloon's string through before attaching both pieces to the panel using foam tape.  The "miss you more than just a little" sentiment from the In My Heart stamp set was stamped along the bottom of the card in black ink.  The finished panel was adhered to a crisp white card base.

Materials Used:
Up and Away, Pandamonium, and In My Heart stamp sets, Up and Away, Pandamonium, and Landscape Trio dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Green Acres cardstock (Mama Elephant); Brocade Blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!); D'Vine Swirl embossing folder (Cuttlebug); black twine (Hemptique); white flock (Stampendous); foam tape


  1. Fun card, Lori. Love the vellum panel.

  2. Love how you've used the layout but made the card quite different - the vellum 'cloud' is awesome! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  3. It is that surprise element of card making that pleases me, Lori! LOve that you've made your own cloud! AND having you play along this week? Pleases me, too!

  4. This is such a sweet card, Lori! I love your vellum 'cloud' and your bunny is adorable! Beautiful coloring, too!

  5. Hello Lori, I love this little bunny flying with the balloon, such a sweet image. The way you made your "clouds" is fantastic, I have that embossing folder but I've never used it to make clouds, thank you for the inspiration, I'm CASEing your and and Pinning it too.
    Maria Rodriguez.


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