Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #12

Aren't the cupcakes for this week's Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge just beautiful?! I love the fancy wrappers!

As soon as I saw this week's inspiration photo, I immediately knew I wanted to use some of the bridal flowers from Michael's. I guess great minds think alike, because then I saw that Rachel had the same idea! I used Copics - Y11, R02, and RV93 - to color a few flowers and then left one white for the middle. I added white pearls to the center of the flowers because for some reason, I can't ever leave the centers of flowers alone! Plus I thought they went well since the flowers on the cupcakes had white centers too.

The cupcake wrappers immediately reminded me of the textile Cuttlebug folder, so I used that for the background and then used a scallop circle Nestabilities die to punch out a circle and create a frame for the flowers.

When I started off making the card, I didn't know what kind of card it would turn into, but I thought the pretty elegance might work nicely for a sympathy card and that's one type of card I never have enough of on hand. I don't know why, but to me butterflies seem to go so nicely on a sympathy card, so I added a tiny butterfly made with the Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly punch and covered it with Stardust Stickles for some nice sparkle.

If you want to play along, make sure you add a link to your creation to Rachel's post to be included in next Sunday's collage. And there are still a few more days left to apply for the new Hope Stamps Eternal Design Team, so check out all the information on that here!


  1. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! This is so beautiful Jess!!! I love all the flowers and the pearls and what a perfect CB folder to use!

  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!
    That is gorgeous!
    I thought of that same CB folder.
    Now it'll look like I'm copying you ;)

  3. Awesome! That CB folder is perfect and I love the flowers of course!!! :)

  4. Wow, great take on the challenge, it's beautiful!

  5. Beautiful card! And you're right - the lacy liner looks just like that CB folder!

  6. Wonderful challenge card - it is beautiful.

    Love Jules xx