Monday, December 7, 2015

The Challenge 54-Holiday Cheer

*** 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 great sketch for you to use.  I used the sketch for a wintery holiday card made with stamps from Paper Smooches.

Holiday Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
I love the snowman images from Paper Smooches and I put the tall one from the Swanky Snowdudes set front and center here.  He was stamped on shimmery white cardstock and colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching die.  I used foam tape to adhere him to a wintery background panel made from some shimmery blue paper embossed with a snowflake pattern with a torn shimmery white strip of "snow" along the bottom.

The image panel was matted on navy blue cardstock, then adhered to a blue panel with a strip of red pinstriped patterned paper across it.  The "holiday cheer" sentiment from the Christmas Sampler set was stamped on a red circle and matted on a navy panel, then adhered to the image panel using foam tape.  The finished panel was adhered to a navy card base.

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

Lesley Croghan, challenge creator
Nance Salkeld
Karola, guest designer

This week's challenge will be our last challenge until the new year.  We'll be taking a break for the rest of the month, but will return with new challenges and inspiration on January 4!

Materials Used:
Swanky Snowdudes and Christmas Sampler stamp sets, Snowdudes dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); shimmery blue paper (Target); Simple Pinstripe-Red designer paper (Luxe Designs); circle punches (EK Success); Snowflake embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); foam tape


  1. What a great modern Christmas card, love the image

  2. Lori, I LOVE your CLEAN style, always makes me SMILE!!


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