Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You Make My Heart Dance

I colored up this image a few days ago for this month's Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge.  It found its way on to a card for the current SugarPea Designs sketch challenge.

You Make My Heart Dance card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
The image is from the Everyday Is Christmas stamp set.  I love how you can find uses for these fun images year round!  I colored the frog with Copic markers and cut it out using the matching die.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the eyes were coated with a bit of Glossy Accents for a shiny look. 

I used a plain kraft cardstock panel to make the background for the image.  After adding it to the kraft panel using foam tape, I stamped the "you make my heart dance" sentiment from the Feeling Sentimental set beneath the image in black pigment ink.  To match the love theme I was going for, I added a tiny red heart, die cut with one of the Heart Journal Card dies, just above the frog.  I adhered the kraft panel to the right side of a red card base, then filled in the rest of the cardfront with a red polka dot print paper.

You can check out all the details on the SPD sketch challenge on the SPD blog.  There's a new sketch each week, so the more often you play along each month, the better your chance of winning a SPD gift certificate in the random drawing at the end of the month.  And, if you use SPD stamps, the prize is even sweeter!


Materials Used:
Everyday Is Christmas and Feeling Sentimental stamp sets, SugarCuts Everyday Is Christmas and Heart Journal Card dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock, Pure Poppy patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); Glossy Accents (Ranger); foam tape


  1. Such a clever way to repurpose a holiday stamp set!

  2. A dancing frog, omg, could this be any cuter!!!

  3. Oh, this is just darling, Lori! Love the colors and who can resist that adorable image!

  4. SUPER fun valentine! Thanks for playing along with the SugarPea Sugar Sketch Challenge!


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