Monday, June 29, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration #13


Over on the Hope Stamps Eternal blog, Rachel sponsors a challenge every week with cupcakes as your inspiration! What could be yummier? This week, my fellow HSE design team member Jessica found these fabulous butterfly cupcakes on a website called Food Gawker! Aren't they fabulous? And those butterflies are actually edible, but way too pretty to eat, I think! (OK, well maybe they're chocolate though which in that case means they're begging to be eaten, right?) So here's my card based on those drool-icious cupcakes...
I decided to go with the butterfly-theme of course and played off the bright colors in each one by using this pretty Oh La La paper from My Mind's Eye. I also used the Sketch for You to Try for this weekend from Jen del Muro. I was really intimidated by that sketch... honestly, I sat holding my head in my hands trying to figure out what to do with it. But Shazam... an idea clicked, and now I LOVE how this turned out! I especially love how the Cuttlebug embossing came out across the bottom. I decided to sand over the embossing a little, and the white core of the paper showed through, and reminded me of the white spots on the butterflies! But you're supposed to think that I meant to do that! LOL

We hope you'll play along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! Just create a card using those pretty cupcakes as your inspiration, and link your card back to the Hope Stamps Eternal blog! If you upload to an online gallery like Paper Craft Planet, be sure to use CIC13 in your tag line or keyword!

Stay tuned! Tomorrow, I am sponsoring the 3-D Tuesday Challenge at Paper Craft Planet, and have a great little project for you that'll be perfect for the upcoming holiday!

Happy stamping, and thanks for visiting me today!










Stamps: Fluttering By (Verve)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (My Mind's Eye)Ink: Versamagic Jumbo Java (Tsukineko), Cameo Coral (Stampin' Up!)Accessories: clear embossing powder (Ranger), 1 3/8' circle punch (Stampin' Up!), Cuttlebug embossing border (ProvoCraft), faux suede ribbon (May Arts).

7 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE it Tammy! Perfect for the inspiration and Bravo on the sketch...I am a little scared of this one too! :)

Carolina said...

What a darlin' card - such a great take on the inspiration!

Jessica said...

I love this! The sanding over the cuttlebug strip looks so cool!

jen del muro said...

You rocked this sketch!! Such a cute card...and delicious inspiration!!

LeAnne said...

Yum-meee! Not a good day to start a diet...

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card Tammy!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Pretty. What a great idea with the embossing/sanding at the bottom of the card. Love the bright colors and what a great layout.