Thursday, March 30, 2017

Snappy Birthday

Here's my card for the current challenge at The Paper Players.  I used the layout to make a fun summer themed birthday design using Reverse Confetti's Seaside stamp set and dies.

Snappy Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti
I used the set's cute crab as my focal image.  The image was stamped in red pigment ink and cut out with the matching die.  I dotted the eyes with a bit of black Enamel Accents for a bit of contrast.  My Enamel Accents is getting a bit thick and gummy, so it might be time for a replacement . . . I used foam tape to adhere the image to a kraft panel with a torn edge.  I inked the torn edge a bit with brown and white ink pads to give it a sandy look before stamping the "snappy birthday" sentiment on the strip. 

I made a background for the image from a wavy patterned piece from one of RC's Quick Card Panels sets, matted on contrasting red and layered over an aqua circle that was also matted with red.  The round and rectangular panels were adhered to a teal card base, then the sentiment panel with the crab image was positioned on top.  This red/aqua/kraft color combination just might be one of my all-time favorites!

Materials Used:
Seaside stamp set, Salsa and Iced Aqua cardstock, By the Sea Quick Card Panels, Seaside dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Luxe Love Letter, Toffee Crunch, and Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Bahama Bay cardstock (Stampin' Up!); black Enamel Accents (Ranger); foam tape


  1. Lori, this is sooo FUN! This is my favorite color combo and that little crab makes me smile! The torn edge strip is perfect! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Lori, what a fun sentiment to go along with this crab! I'm feeling kind of crabby myself today, so this made me laugh! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT

  3. So cute! Love the wavy patterned paper and your torn strip, and of course the cute little crab. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players, Lori!


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