Monday, December 7, 2015

Mojo Monday 427-Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea Designs

Happy Monday!  It's time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  When I saw this week's sketch, a door immediately came to mind, so I ran with it!

I made my door from rich red cardstock.  Each of the square panels was inked along with edges with brown distress ink to help them stand out against the matching background panel.  After placing them, I adhered a strip of kraft cardstock across the panel.  I stamped a wreath image from the Funky Wreaths-All Seasons set from SugarPea Designs on a matching wreath die cut, then added that on top of the kraft panel. Foam tape gives the wreath a bit of dimension.  I accented the wreath with a bow made with green ribbon rescued from my long-neglected ribbon scrap pile.  The "happy holidays" sentiment from the Funky Wreaths-Christmas set was stamped in red pigment ink on the kraft panel so it was centered inside of the wreath.  The finished panel was adhered to a cream card base.

Don't forget--since it's the first Monday of the month, it's also contest time.  A stamp set from Verve Stamps is up for grabs from the lucky contest winners, so be sure to play along.  Head on over to the Mojo Monday blog for more inspiration from the design team and to add your own take on this week's sketch!  You can also find all of the Mojo Makers at their blogs here:
Materials Used:
Funky Wreaths--All Seasons and Funky Wreaths--Christmas stamp sets, SugarCuts Funky Wreaths--All Seasons dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Bamboo Leaves and Lady Bug inks and Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Cherry Cobbler cardstock, green grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (WPlus9); Bow Easy; foam tape


  1. Amazing, you've managed to get subtle and bold at the same time!

  2. Such an amazing card. Love the tone-on-tone squares and the gorgeous wreath! Christmas blessings to you!

  3. Hi Lori,

    How clever to simply elevate the background color into the square panels, it makes the pretty wreath the feature of your card, as it should be. Great take on the sketch for sure!



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