Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration #26


It's time for another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, and this week Rachel has found these beautiful cupcakes to inspire you! Don't those flowers look just like the giant chrysanthemums we wore to the Homecoming dances way back when?? It's hard to believe that's frosting and not actual flowers, isn't it? They're way too pretty to eat, that's for sure!

My daughter just came home from her Homecoming dance earlier this evening! She looked so beautiful and had a fabulous time! I was working, so I don't have any pictures unfortunately, but hopefully some of her friends will get them on Facebook soon so I can see!
I chose a few elements from this photo as my inspiration... the color (gotta' love my orange!) and the beautiful edging on the china plate. And seeing as how these are flower-topped cupcakes, I went with a flower-topped pumpkin for my design, using Tracy's beautiful new stamp set from The Petal Press called Happy Harvest.
The designer paper I used is from the June Bug collection by Basic Grey, and I paired it with my fave of late, kraft cardstock. I pulled out my often neglected Prismacolor pencils and some OMS to color my pumpkin and flowers. What fun that was... it's been a long time! I really love blending the different pencils to get the desired shading and colors! I also realize how spoiled I am with the amount of Copic colors I have compared to Prismacolor! I definitely need some more pencils!

I also used the Weekend Sketch challenge #99 for my layout. My card meaures 3 1/2" by 6 1/4".
Check out the fabulous designs from the other Hope Stamps Sweeties, and play along with us! You'll find all the details at Rachel's blog!


Don't forget that the big sale is still going on through today at Hope Stamps Eternal! Follow all the stops in order on our Halloween blog hop to pick up a discount code, giving you 25% off everything in the store! And one lucky winner from all the comments will win the Halloween (Blog) Candy!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!








Stamps: Happy Harvest (The Petal Press)
Cardstock: Kraft, Festive (Bazzill), designer paper (June Bug by Basic Grey), cream (Neenah)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), felt flower (Zva), Moroccan Screen embossing folder (ProvoCraft), scallop dot border punch (Martha Stewart), ribbon (Creative Impressions), Prismacolor pencils, OMS.

14 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

I love this! Just beautiful!

Beate said...

Definitely no doozy! I love your dry embossed top with the gorgeous designer paper. Fantastic card.
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Maria Gurnsey said...

I LOVE THIS!!! The coloring you did on the kraft paper makes my heart paper :)

Rachel Hope said...

WOWZA, so Awesome! Great details and papers and colors!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous...I so adore fall and all the colors and style...great card!

enjoy *~*

Bonnie said...

Ooooo, I LOVE orange and kraft Tammy! This is so pretty and now I have to go and look through the June Bug paper - how did I miss that!

Carolina said...

ADORABLE!!! Love the polka dot ribbon - must pick up some of that and the inside of your cards are always finished so beautifully!

whoistracy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tammy! What a treat to see this set show up on one of your cards. Simply gorgeous!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Great card, Tammy! Love my orange too! The paper is delicious!

Barbara said...

Fabulous, Tammy! Love that image and your coloring--and that embossing is divine!!

Jessica said...

So pretty! I love all the different elements you have going on here! It all comes together so nicely!

Ida P. Krause said...

Stunning card. I love the embossing and the papers are fabulous with the pumpkins. Just beautiful.

Kristin Bueter said...

Mmmmm...what an elegant autumn card! Love that paper you used and how you colored the pumpkin and the flowers! Sooo pretty! Those cupcakes look DELISH!

dpkennedy said...

Love the long layout of this card! The inside is almost as pretty as the outside!