Thursday, December 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Fa La La

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

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We hope you'll play along!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!  Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge blog for all the challenge info and deadline.
Sparkle and Shine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
I don't have many traditional Christmas images, like the trees or lights in the inspiration photo, in my stamp collection so I had to get a bit creative for this challenge.  I made my own variation of a string of lights using the Circles Banner die from Lil' Inker Designs.

I cut the banner three times from sparkly gold paper and arranged the banner strips behind a window opening cut in a pink cardstock panel.  For contrast, I framed the inside of the window with aqua cardstock to bring in additional colors from the inspiration photo.  My "lights" are different size and color sequins placed at the center of each of the banner's circle.  The colors were chosen to match the ones in the inspiration photo.  They definitely sparkle and shine, like the sentiment stamped beneath them, from LID's Winter Greetings set, says!  To set the panel off from the pink card base, I matted it on a gold panel with the center cut out, then used foam tape to adhere it to the card base.

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Materials Used:
Winter Greetings stamp set, Circles Banners dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Aquamarine ink (Avery Elle); Sweet Blush and Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); gold paper (Target); square dies (My Favorite Things); sequins; foam tape


  1. Super sweet take on the inspiration photo, Lori! This is so pretty!

  2. Oh, how pretty Lori. Lori. Love the pretty sequins on the banner strips. Such a great take on the photo. Merry Christmas!


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