Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration #27


It's time for another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge with the Sweeties at Hope Stamps Eternal! Today we've got a spoooooky cupcake to inspire you! Check out these jack-o-lanterns, with that purple frosting! These look very rich, don't you think? The kind of cupcakes that have to be accompanied by a large glass of very cold milk!
For my card, I pulled out my Rubbernecker Halloween stamps, and used the jack-o-lantern image to match the toppers on the cupcakes! He's running and leapin' to wish you a Happy Halloween! For the layout of my card, I used a sketch from a brand-new challenge being started up by my sweet friend, Kristin Bueter! Stop by Kristin's blog to see the sketch, and play along! Soon she'll have a separate blog set up for their challenges, and you won't want to miss 'em!
I colored with Copics, then used a small paintbrush to apply Crystal Stickles on the pumpkin, feet, hands, and some on the leaves. I like doing this to add an all-over sparkle without the dimension of Stickles. I also painted the Stickles across the sentiment tag.
I used some star brads to mimic the stars on the cupcakes, and the Eerie paper from Basic Grey was a perfect match, too!

We have a Guest Sweetie joining us today for the challenge! I have known Ida for quite sometime now, having met her when I used to take part in the Bloggers Challenge each week! Ida truly is a sweetie, and has been playing along with our challenges for weeks so I'm thrilled that Rachel asked her to join us! Be sure to check out her creation, as well as inspiration from the other HSE Sweeties...


And, in honor of World Card Making Day yesterday, Rachel is offering a 15% discount at the Hope Stamps Eternal store through midnight tonight! Just use WCMD as the code!

Thanks for stopping by today!








Stamps: pumpkin and sentiment (Halloween set 3 from Rubbernecker)
Cardstock: Kraft, Black OP (Bazzill), orchid (Prism), Really Rust (Stampin' Up!), white (Neenah), designer paper (Eerie by Basic Grey)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Orchid Opulence (Stampin' Up!), Black Soot Distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder (ProvoCraft), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crystal Stickles (Ranger), ribbon, star brads (craft supply).

19 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

LOL...what fun little fellow!!! :) Great details, love it all!

Joan Ervin said...

I love your take on the Halloween cupcakes, Tammy...your Halloween card is sooo cute with that adorable image and great coloring!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Tammy this is so cute! What a fun pumpkin image and as always your coloring is fantastic. I like the little star brads too.
Thank you so very much for your wonderful welcome as the Guest Sweetie this month.

Joanne Travis said...

What a fun challenge!! Love the inspiration and what you've done with it. Fabulous card!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh my, this pumpkin makes me smile. Love this card girlie! Hugs,

Juliana said...

EEEEK!!!
This is so darn CUTE!!!
I love how the inspiration came through in your colors!

Velta said...

Talk about cupcake inspiration!!! You really did it here...as for your card...just plain darling!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tammy this is just yummy-licious! I love the punkin image - and your whole take on the challenge is just fabulous - SO adorable! Thanks for participating in our FIRST Just Us Girls challenge - we hope to bring another source of inspiration to the blogging, stamping world. :-)

Sharon said...

Super cute Tammy! This little guy is so much fun. Thanks for making me smile!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh how super cute, Tammy! I soooo LOVE your coloring! You seriously do wonders with your Copics!

Also love that you slanted the oval, and that paper is PERFECT for this card! Great touch with the Crystal Stickles also...I haven't seen those! I'll have to take another craft shopping trip :O) LOL

Thank YOU for playing along with our first JUGS challenge! I appreciate you, big gun!

Kim Burmeister said...

This is adorable! When I saw the cupcake, I wondered what you would create. Love it!

wendyp said...

Both the card and the cupcake are scrumptious!!! Tammy, when I grow up I want to color like you!!! Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so cute and I love that cupcake image! I wish it was in my hand right now with that cold glass of milk! LOL! Thanks for playing the JUGs challenge!

LeAnne said...

Very cute!!! The card and the cupcakes are de-lish!!! I agree, milk is a definite go-with for these puppies! Thanks for the heads-up on Kristin's challenge, too!

Jessica said...

Love this! So many great little touches!

Bonnie said...

Good thing I just had my breakfast or I would be caving from your description of milk and cupcakes!! yummo! Love this Tammy and thanks for the Stickles tip - sometimes it does get pretty thick but using paintbrush would be perfect!

Dana Gustafson said...

Work those copics and the JUGS sketch! This is wonderful! I love the painted on stickles tip too. I do love some sparkle!

Candy said...

He he...this is so cute and fun Tammy!!

Barbara said...

PERFECT take on the challenge with this image, Tammy!!! And your coloring ROCKS, girlfriend!