Thursday, August 24, 2017

Orange You Sweet

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge and this month's Where Creativity Meets C9 "anything goes" challenge.  I paired Fusion's sketch (kinda) with the orange and black color scheme from the inspiration photo to come up with this citrus inspired design using stamps and dies from Concord & 9th.

Orange You Sweet card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Concord & 9th
My orange was created by scribbling with several different orange Clean Color markers on a scrap of watercolor paper, then blending the colors with water and a paint brush.  After the color dried, I stamped the orange outline and sections images from the Orange You Sweet set on the painted paper in white pigment ink, then heat embossed the stamped images.

For the background, I adhered an orange dotted patterned paper panel edged with a narrow strip of contrasting black cardstock to an orange card base.  The "orange you" was stamped directly on the patterned paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink--my favorite for when I want text to really pop.  I added the orange to the cardfront, then finished off the sentiment with the die cut word "sweet."  It's hard to see in the photo, but I gave the pretty script word a bit of dimension by layering a die cut craft foam layer beneath it.  A few orange sequins arranged around the orange completed the design.

Materials Used:
Orange You Sweet stamp set, Orange You Sweet dies (Concord & 9th); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress and Versafine Onyx Black inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Clean Color markers (Zig); Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Haunted Hollows 6x6 paper pad (Teresa Collins); Recollections Snow embossing powder (Michaels); orange sequins; craft foam


  1. Sweetness galore, Lori! Love that slice of orange! So thrilled you shared this gem in the FUSION gallery!

  2. What a super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  3. Sweet + simple! I love this. So happy you joined us in the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge, Lori!


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