Thursday, February 4, 2016


I'm excited to be a guest designer for this week's sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch!  I used the sketch along with stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas to put together a simple love themed design in a traditional color scheme.

XOXO card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
I started my design with a gray patterned paper panel.  After placing three narrow silver cardstock strips along the left side of the panel, I added a white oval, die cut with one of TCP's CutUps Framed Up dies over the strips.  The "xoxo" sentiment from the Conversation Hearts set was stamped on the oval in black ink.  I accented it with a pair of red stitched hearts, die cut with the CutUps Nested Hearts dies.  For a dramatic pop of color, I arranged a trio of black sequins around the sentiment panel. The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating red card base.

Materials Used:
Conversation Hearts stamp set, CutUps Nested Hearts and Framed Up dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Cement Gray cardstock (My Favorite Things); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver cardstock (Michaels); black sequins; foam tape


  1. Hi Lori!!! So happy to see you guesting with us this week! and WOW do I love your card! CAS in perfect style for the sketch!

  2. So pretty and striking Lori. Love this.

  3. Love the subtlety of this! Need to give this sketch some thought....

  4. Yay for guesting with us, Lori! Love your card--graphic and trendy and CAS perfection!

  5. Congratulations on guest designing for CAS(E) This Sketch, Lori! I love your super sweet take on the sketch!


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