Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #17

Happy Sunday and welcome to the 17th Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! The cupcakes this week just scream summer to me - aren't they fun??

My card was sort of an evolving work in progress as I made it. For quite some time I had been wanting to create some patterned paper using the Blossom Snag 'Em stamp from Imaginisce and my Copic markers. So that's what I did for this card, taking my color inspiration from the bright summery colors in the photo. I was going to use it as a background paper, but then spotted a piece of white cardstock with a hole cut out of it from another project just lying on my worktable. I thought it would be fun to have the paper I created showing through the hole and I think I like how it turned out!

I used the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder on the white piece for some fun texture and then created the border with the Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edge Punch. Green Galore and Raspberry Fizz cardstock match the Copic colors I used and the ribbon across the pink strip is May Arts Sheer Polka Dot ribbon. The card is finished off with some bridal flowers from Michael's which were colored with Copics and embellished with Memory Box Pearl Stickers.

If you want to play along, add a direct link to your project to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's post by Saturday night and she'll select the top 5 to be featured in next week's collage. Thanks for looking! Now go check out how the rest of the HSE Sweeties were inspired by this challenge:


Stamps: Blossom Snag 'Em stamp from Imaginisce
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: PTI white and Raspberry Fizz, SU Green Galore
Other: Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, May Arts Sheer Polka Dot ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edge Punch, Memory Box Pearl Stickers, Michael's bridal flowers


  1. SO pretty!, Love the peek of the BG paper thru the hole!

  2. How adorable is this card!!! Love your take on the challenge. The swiss dot card front looks great with all the floral!!!

  3. Very pretty. I just love the Swiss Dot embossing and how you added the stamped flowers behind it.