Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas: July 2018

*** Scroll down to the post below or click HERE to see my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge! ***
It's time for the July installment of Keeping Christmas with The Challenge design team!  For this month's card,I created a clean and simple wintery design using stamps from Mama Elephant.

Merry and Bright card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
I stamped the skating penguin and a hat from the Arctic Penguin stamp set, adding just a bit of color to the images with Copic markers. After die cutting the image, I set it aside while I stamped the sentiment.  I arranged the text from the Jolly and Merry set on my clear block, then stamped the text in silver ink on a dark blue panel. The text was heat embossed in silver to pop against the blue background.  The penguin was positioned next to the sentiment, using foam tape for dimension.  I adhered a narrow strip of silver glitter tape beneath the image and sentiment before adhering the panel to a silver mat.  The matted panel was adhered to a red card base to match the penguin's hat.

Don't miss what the rest of our team has created to inspire you to get a head start on your holiday card making!  There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Here's where to find the team members:

Materials Used:
Arctic Penguins and Jolly and Merry stamp sets, Arctic Penguins dies (Mama Elephant); VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Delicata Silvery Shimmer inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Enchanted Evening cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Silver cardstock (Recollections); silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); silver glitter tape (Target); foam tape


  1. Such a cute card. Love the colors.

  2. So cute! Such a sweet and clever design!

  3. Sweet little penguin, Lori. The whole card has a whimsical elegance to it. xx

  4. This is precious, Lori! I bet the silver embossing looks awesome in person on that blue!! Super cute.

  5. Love that adorable little penguin!


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