Friday, December 15, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Pines

We hope you'll play along! Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge blog for all the challenge info and deadline.  

Best Wishes Wreath card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea DesignsHere's my take on the inspiration photo.  I don't have any pinecone stamps in my collection, so I went with a general pine theme.  I used the Funky Wreaths-All Season stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs to make a seasonal wreath.  The wreath itself was stamped in olive pigment ink, then I filled it in with berries stamped in red pigment ink.   The wreath was die cut with the matching die, then adhered to a kraft card base  using foam tape for dimension.  The "best wishes" sentiment was stamped in the center of the wreath.  I accented it with a tiny red bow, tied using my Bow Easy--which, sadly, I realized has a broken piece . . . To go with the seasonal theme, I adhered a red patterned panel with cream dots to the bottom of the card base, then added a strip of cream trim across the top of the dotted panel.  The final touch was dotting a bit of Glossy Accents on each of the berries for a shiny, dimensional look.  The best part is that I managed to do this without smearing a single berry!
Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration.  We have two guest designers and a number of  "alumni" designers joining us:

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Materials Used:
Funky Wreaths-All Season stamp set, Funky Wreaths-All Season dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Luxe Olive Grove and Love Letter inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Soup Staples II-Red Salt designer paper (Jillibean Soup); Glossy Accents (Ranger); cream trim (Hobby Lobby); Bow Easy; red satin ribbon; foam tape


  1. Beautiful take on the inspiration, Lori! Love the mix of Kraft & red polka dot paper!

  2. Such a pretty card Lori. Lovely wreath. The polka dot paper looks great. I also love the delicate trim. Adds an elegant touch to the card. Happy Holidays!

  3. Such a fabulous wreath and love the kraft and red combo! Blessings for a fabulous Christmas!

  4. Oh, this is so pretty, Lori! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! I've really enjoyed being on this team with you -- wishing you all the best!

  5. This is so lovely! Love the tiny bow and lace detailing! Beautiful! It has been great being on this challenge team! Of course, I will still see your lovely creations in blogland! Merry Christmas!

  6. Pretty card Lori! Merry Christmas!

  7. Lori, this card is just gorgeous!!!


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