Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #14

Welcome to another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Aren't these cupcakes fun?! I just love the little hula penguins. While the Hula Anya stamp I used a few days ago would have worked well for this challenge, I've been itching to ink up and color my new HG Sing stamp, which I think works equally well for the challenge. She was just as much fun to color as I expected, and I took my color inspiration from the bright colors of some of the bikini tops and flowers and from the grass skirts.

I created the background papers with the Imaginisce Blossom acrylic stamp, stamping both the Berry Sorbet panel and the Spring Moss strip with corresponding inks for a slightly more subtle look. The centers of the flowers on the Spring Moss panel are dotted with Stardust Stickles. The clear stone on the center of the flower in her hair and the black stone in the flower on the circle are both from the crystal wheel that I can't seem to make a card without these days! I seriously love that thing!

I think the rest is self-explanatory, but I just wanted to note that the sentiment flag and the circle are raised up slightly on adhesive foam dots just for a little pop. Those are another item that I use on nearly every card! They are SO affordable and as I've said before, I love the flexibility of having 3 different sizes in the pack.

Want to play along? Link your creation to Rachel's post on the HSE blog before next Sunday to be included in her participant collage. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Stamps: HG Sing, Imaginisce Blossom, PTI Around and About Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss, Copic markers
Paper: SU Basic Black, PTI white, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss
Other: Stardust Stickles, Crystal wheel, foam dots, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches


  1. Oh my goodness! All these Greeting Farm stamps are making me LOVE them even more! Such a sweet card Jessica! LOVE it!

  2. This is adorable!!! You are making me want these stamps! Your coloring looks great and love what you did to make your own BG paper.
    Love your 4th of July card too!!!

  3. OMGosh, how CUTE is she?!?! Perfect for this challenge, and I LOVE the colors you used!

  4. I love this image, and you've made an adorable card with her! Pretty coloring and background!