Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Best Teacher Ever

Here's my card for March's first Viva la Verve sketch.  I used one of my favorite Verve sets, Teachers Count.  I just ordered from Verve's new release and I have to admit that one (or two) of the new sets just might be my new favorites . . .

Best Teacher Ever card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Verve Stamps
I started out by stamping the apple pair, doing the black outline first, then filling in the apples and leaves with red and green pigment inks.  While the inks set, I worked on the cardfront.  The trio of patterned papers are from an Echo Park paper pad.  Before I put them pieces in place, I stamped the number block from the Teachers Count in white pigment ink on the upper right corner of the kraft card base.   The mix of papers is a bit busier than what I'm usually comfortable with, but I think it works!  The apples were cut with the matching Apples dies, then added to the sentiment panel using foam tape.

Materials Used:
Teachers Count stamp set, Apples die set (Verve Stamps); Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Pistachio, and Wedding Dress and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Teacher's Pet 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park); copper brads; foam tape


  1. What a fun card, Lori! And, thank you so much for your kind words on TE blog. I really appreciate you! xo

  2. Great papers and colours my friend!

  3. Oh, this is fabulous, Lori! Love that white stamping on the kraft panel. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!


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