Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Challenge 78-Tropical Thanks

The Challenge is back with a new challenge!  Next up in our rotation is a photo inspiration challenge. I paired the inspiration photo with the Pinapple Paradise stamp set from SugarPea Designs and the sketch from SPD's current Mix It Up challenge.

Tropical Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
I stamped the pineapple image on the matching pineapple die cut using pigment inks.  To make it easy to get a multicolored pineapple, I did a little stamp "surgery" and cut the image apart.  I was able to ink the leafy top in green and the bottom in yellow, then roll it in kraft for a two toned look. 

I added a pair of panels to a bold yellow card base. The floral one was a nod to the inspiration photo's flowers. The solid orange panel was die cut with one of SPD's Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies. I stamped the set's "thanks" sentiment on it, then added the pineapple image on top using foam tape.  I scattered a bunch of yellow enamel dots around the sentiment to finish the design.

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

Lori Tecler--you're here!
Nina Forsyth
Rachel Bergfeld

Materials Used:
Pineapple Paradise stamp set, SugarCuts Pineapple Paradise and Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies (SugarPea Designs);  Mimosa and Celery inks (Avery Elle); Memento Luxe Toffee Crunch and Memento Tuxedo Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lemon Drop and Orange Zest cardstock (My Favorite Things); Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); yellow enamel dots (My Mind's Eye); foam tape


  1. Love your tropical take on the sketch, Lori! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea Designs' Mix It Up Challenge!

  2. Great card Lori, I love the pretty papers and colours.

  3. Haha Lori, I like how you did the surgery on your stamp - I do that a lot! What a great card.


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