Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #18

Happy Sunday! Before I get into the details of this week's cupcake inspiration challenge, I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day of the Hope Stamps Eternal sale. EVERY item in the store is 20% off until the end of the day, so if you haven't yet, make sure you take advantage of this fabulous bargain!

Now, onto the challenge! Isn't the cake/cupcake platter this week so cute?? I used the colors as the inspiration for my card, pulling in the light blue, green, brown, and melon. My main image is the very sweet Hello Ian from The Greeting Farm, which I colored with Copics. I also colored and cut out a second flower from the image and popped it up with an adhesive dot in the middle of my sentiment circle.

The patterned papers are both from the Daisy D's Snowflakes and Holly paper pack. Despite the name, the pack is not just for Christmas-y cards, as you can see here. So scoop up that pretty paper right now while it's on sale!

The buttons along the right are actually button brads from Imaginisce. Since I was putting them directly on the card base and didn't want the prongs to show through on the inside of the card, I just cut the prongs off with scissors and stuck them on with mini glue dots.

I think that's about it from me! If you want to play along, add a direct link to your project to Rachel's post by Saturday night using the Mr. Linky widget. She'll choose the top 5 entries to feature in next Sunday's collage. Now, before you try your hand at the challenge, make sure you check out the rest of the HSE Sweeties for more amazing inspiration!


Stamps: Hello Ian from The Greeting Farm, Around and About Sentiments from PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Daisy D's Snowflakes and Holly paper pack, PTI white and Spring Rain, SU Certainly Celery
Other: adhesive dot, button brads from Imaginisce, mini glue dots, 1 14/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches


  1. Great colors Jess and such a cute image!

  2. Okay, seriously can not get any cuter than this!!! What an adorable Ian card and such a great take on the inspiration piece!!!

  3. what an adorable image! and a great card to boot!

  4. Adorable! What a great use of those papers... I would have never guessed those papers were from a Christmas collection!

  5. What a sweet card. You did a fantastic job with being inspired by the colors and your coloring is fabulous too.