Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #19

Welcome to another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal!

Sorry for the bad photo of my card this week - it took me soooo long to add all of those gemstones on and I lost most of my daylight! I'm not all that thrilled with how the card turned out, which is unfortunate, because I think I have a permanent crick in my neck from making it!

As soon as I saw this week's cupcakes, the idea of doing a gemstone rainbow came to me right away. The idea just didn't quite translate on paper the way I wanted it to! Most of the gemstones in the rainbow are from the Zva Creative crystal wheel. The variety of colors in the wheel made it so easy to create the rainbow. And even though I used a lot of each color, you get so many in the wheel, plus it's so affordable, so I didn't even hesitate to use up so many of them. The light blue and light pink were the easy part of this - they're Memory Box jewel stickers and come in an adhesive strip, so those were just pulled off the backing and stuck right on the card. SO much easier than sticking on the small ones one by one with my Quickie glue pen!

The cloud is the Marvy super jumbo scalloped oval punch and I stamped a sentiment from The Greeting Farm set called Sentiments. That was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then traced with a black Spica glitter pen. The Swiss Dots Cuttlebug background finishes it off.

If you would like to play along, add a direct link to your creation to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's post. The top 5 entries will be featured in next week's spotlight collage. Be sure to check out the rest of the HSE Sweeties for more inspiration using this challenge:


Stamps: Sentiments from The Greeting Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI white, Spring Rain, SU Basic Black
Other: Memory Box jewel stickers, Zva Creative crystal wheel, Marvy super jumbo scalloped oval punch, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder


  1. I LOVE it!! and I definitely appreciate all the work with those teeny tiny crystals!! Thank goodness for the strips!!

  2. Holy smokes girlie! This is super cute and perfect for the inspiration pic!! Hugs,

  3. Awesome idea! Great card, Jess!

  4. WOW! That looks like a lot of work! Love it, totally worth the kink! :)

  5. What a fun card! Sorry you don't feel it translated well onto paper, but I think it's really cute! WOW just look at all that bling! I can believe it was a time consuming card!

  6. What a fun take on the inspiration piece!!! I totally can see how you were inspired by the cupcakes - love it!

  7. oooh la la, look at all that bling...LOL

  8. omg!! love your card and those cupcakes are mmmm

  9. That looks like a lot of work and patience!!! Great job!

  10. Wow, Jess! That's some awesome BLING!!! I LOVE it!

  11. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo. Love the beautiful rainbow of jewels you created.