Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cheers to You

My parents' wedding anniversary is coming up this week.  My sister and I already got them a gift (tickets to see Boyz II Men at the brand new casino that just opened outside of Washington, DC), but I wanted to give them a card to mark the occasion, too.

Cheers to You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti
My card is based on this month's Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  I used RC's new Clink stamp set and matching dies as my focal image.  I die cut a pair of glasses using the die, then selectively inked the matching stamp to get a partially filled look.  The image was stamped in a super sparkly gold ink (Delicata Golden Glitz--Delicata inks are my favorite sparkly inks).  I arranged the glasses on a pale gray panel.  For the sentiment, I die cut "cheers" from gold paper and craft foam, then layered the pieces before placing them on the round panel.  I mixed and matched words from two of the set's sentiments to stamp "to you" on a tiny strip of dark gray cardstock to go beneath the die cut word.

For a background for the image panel, I layered a piece of gray dotted patterned paper over a gold paper panel on a dark gray card base.  After placing a piece of sparkly silver paper at the bottom of the panel, I added the image panel on top.  A strip of gold paper was tucked underneath the circle's bottom edge. I don't usually mix metallics, but I think it worked out okay here!  A few gold sequins arranged around the round panel completed the design.

Materials Used:
Clink stamp set, Clink dies (Reverse Confetti); Delicata Golden Glitz ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Steel Grey and Grout Gray cardstock, Die-namics Pierced Circle STAX dies (My Favorite Things); gold paper (Target); Recollections Silver cardstock and Grey Mini Dot designer paper (Michaels); gold sequins; craft foam; foam tape


  1. Perfect way to welcome in the new year.

  2. CLINK!
    This is so much fun Lori!
    Thanks for joining us at Reverse Confetti's SFYTT!


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