Saturday, May 2, 2009

HSE Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #4

This cupcake picture was the inspiration for Cupcake Challenge #4 over at the Hope Stamps Eternal blog. I love the fun bright colors, though they're a little outside of my normal color range. I used the scalloped fondant, as well as the colors, as my inspiration, cutting scalloped circles with my SU punch. Once I did that and arranged them on my card front, I got a little stuck on where to go next. I thought about adding letters or something like that to the scallops, but I didn't want it to turn into a kid card since I never make cards for kids and wouldn't have a use for it. So, when in doubt, bling is the answer! I didn't have gemstones in red or purple, so I used my copic markers to color clear gemstones. That worked fine, but I think I need to pick up some of these very soon - how awesome is that to have all the different colors in one convenient place?!

Rachel will be posting a new cupcake challenge tomorrow, but that doesn't mean you can't try this one too! If you try it tonight, add a link to Rachel's post for this challenge and you'll be included in her collage tomorrow. Or upload it to SCS or Paper Craft Planet using CIC4 any time!

Stamps: PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Palette Noir, R29 and V17 copic markers
Paper: PTI white, SU Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, YoYo Yellow, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, Real Red, Pixie Pink
Other: Memory Box jewel stickers in Petal Pink and Deep Lagoon, Kaiser Craft gemstones, K&Company gemstones


  1. Um....can I CASE this??? I LOVE IT! It's so freakin fab! Love all the gems!

  2. OOOO, great idea! This would work with all sorts of color combos too!!!

  3. WHAT????
    That is a WICIT PISSAH!!!! :)
    Holy cow that is SO cool.
    Love it!

  4. How cute are these? I've never worked w/ fondant, but those stamp cut-outs are darling. Thanks for your nice words on my Marg. cupcake post. So sweet. I'm glad to see you're a Red Sox fan too :)

  5. They look so perfect - nice job!

  6. Great idea Jess!!!!
    LOSTie Debbie