Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #15

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Doesn't that cupcake look delicious?? I have to admit that my finished card is not what I had pictured in my mind when I started out. I knew I wanted to use the new Lemonade paper from Basic Grey because the colors are just so delightfully summery, just like this cupcake. And I knew I wanted to use the paper with the cherries on it to go with the cherry on top of this cupcake. But then I was stuck. There are SO many fantastic papers in this collection, I couldn't decide which others I wanted to use! I was going to use one that coordinated better with the color of the cupcake wrapper, but then I decided I also wanted to use my new teapot stamp, also from Basic Grey, so I ended up choosing the other piece of paper to go with the floral design on the teapot.

The teapot was stamped with SU Cool Caribbean ink, and then I used Copic markers to color in the flowers and other elements of the teapot to match the colors in the patterned paper. Then I used a paper piercer to poke holes around the entire image and finished it off by adding small green crystals from the Zva Creative crystal wheel to each of the corners. I don't know if I've mentioned this yet, but I love to use the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to adhere these small crystals. It allows me to place some glue just in the tiny spot where I need it, and it holds really well once dry.

All of the panels are mounted on SU Cool Caribbean cardstock and then the teapot panel is adhered to the card with foam adhesive dots. The twill ribbon is from Taylored Expressions.

I hope you decide to play along! If you do, make sure you add a link to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's CIC post on the Hope Stamps Eternal blog. Please make sure it's a direct link to your blog post or gallery item for this challenge, not to your blog or gallery in general. All posts received by 9pm MST next Saturday, July 18, will be entered for a chance to win the awesome HSE Sweets (aka blog candy!) pictured here. Rachel will also pick the Top 5 entries to be featured in her weekly collage. Now go and stamp, but before you do, don't forget to check out what the rest of the HSE Sweeties have done with this challenge:


Thanks for looking - have a great day!

Stamps: Teapot Gamma stamp (Basic Grey)
Ink: SU Cool Caribbean
Paper: PTI white, SU Cool Caribbean, Lemonade paper (Basic Grey)
Other: Zva Creative Crystal Wheel, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Zva Creative Adhesive Dots, twill ribbon from Taylored Expressions


  1. Ooooooooooh! Love it! The little gems in the corners are perfect!!!

  2. ooooh Jess this is so pretty!
    LOSTie Debbie

  3. That really is so pretty, Jess!! I love the piercing with the gems. Clevah!

  4. h my goodness!! This is so ridiculously pretty! I love the way you used those crystals!

  5. Elegant and beautiful! Love the paper and how you blinged the corners.

  6. Beautiful card, Jess! Your coloring on the teapot is fabulous... looks like it was cut from that paper!

  7. What a sweet card! That teapot stamped in cool caribbean is just perfect!