Friday, January 23, 2009

Cupcake Trio

I thought I'd try my hand at Taylor's Anniversary Cupcake Challenge. She and 8 of her Cupcake Crew have each presented a different sketch, and this is from Taylor's own sketch (shown below).

I got many of the supplies for this card at i {heart} papers. (enabler alert: Kate is having a HUGE sale there!)

I wish you could see just how shimmery and beautiful this card is. I must have taken about 20 photos trying to show it off in its best light, which is difficult when there is no good light in my apartment!

First of all, the patterned paper has a kind of raised, glazed, glittery pattern over the cross-hatch lines. And the cupcakes, from the Birthday Cupcake stamp set, are colored with Shimmerz. I cut the image out with my Oval Nestabilities, using the die as a mask while I sponged some pink ink around the edges, then mounted it on a Scalloped Oval, which I also sponged around the edges with darker ink. The chipboard hearts were something I've had laying around for ages — can't even remember where or when I got them. It's finished off with some wide grosgrain ribbon and a strip of brushed gold cardstock (to pick up the gold in the patterned paper) that I ran through my Fiskars Threading Water punch.

What I used:
Stamps: Birthday Cupcake (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Palette Noir, Pretty in Pink, Copic markers
Paper: SU! Rose Red, Regal Rose, Brushed Gold; PTI White, My Mind's Eye Flirty Little Girl Smocking
Other: Rose wide grosgrain ribbon, Shimmerz, Nestabilities


Dee Jackson said...

Sweet card!! I love the colors

Yankee in England said...

I love the color combo you used. Great job on the sketch.