Monday, February 22, 2016

The Challenge 61-Whisking You a Sweet Birthday

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

The Challenge is back with a new challenge! Next up in our rotation is a photo inspiration challenge.  I took my inspiration from the photo's color scheme and the cake stand seen on the table in the photo.

Whisking You a Sweet Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from SugarPea DesignsMy cake is from the SugarPea Designs Whisky Business stamp set.  I colored up the cake with Copic markers and cut it out with the matching SugarCuts Whisky Business die.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white cardstock circle, then layered the circle on to a slightly larger minty green circle. 

Once the cake was done, I assembled the card using one of the SPD Sugar Sketches from earlier this month as inspiration.  The circles were adhered to a strip of pink dotted patterned paper.  After edging the strip with some cream trim, I adhered it to a pale gray cardstock panel.  A trio of pink and mint pierced fishtail flag strips, cut with a die from the SugarCuts Gift Tag die set, was arranged beneath the image panel.  I stamped the set's "whisking you a sweet birthday" sentiment next to the cake in black ink to complete the design.

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

Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nina Forsyth
Rachel Bergfeld
Michelle Leone, February featured designer

Materials Used:
Whisky Business stamp set, SugarCuts Whisky Business and Gift Tag dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Spearmint, Pink Lemonade, and Grout Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Recollections Pink Tonal Dots designer paper (Michaels); circle dies (Spellbinders); cream trim (Hobby Lobby); foam tape


  1. Such a sweet card, Lori, the little cake is so cute and looks great with the pink and green!

  2. What a great card! Love the banners and the touch of lace!

  3. Lori, this is sooo FUN! I love the pink and green and polka dots, too! That cake looks good enough to eat! XXX

  4. This card is super adorable! Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations. And that touch of lace is so cute!

  5. This is so pretty, Lori! Love that you actually used a green cake stand!!!

  6. So sweet, Lori! That cake looks good enough to eat, and I love the addition of that trio of pennants!

  7. Very pretty, Lori! Love all the pink and green on the tan. Along with the cake, makes me think of a sweet little tea party!


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