Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #30

Happy Sunday and welcome to the latest Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!

My card this week is modeled fairly loosely after the cupcake photo - I mainly drew from the bright colors for my inspiration. I just love the colors in the Bella Blvd Plastino collection, so I wanted to really spotlight a few of those papers. The striped paper, the paper I used to punch the scalloped circle, and the main image are all from Plastino papers. I needed no stamping for that main image - cool, huh? I just used a Marvy mega circle punch and it was the perfect fit for one of the flower clusters on the patterned paper. I added some Stardust Stickles to the center of the flowers for a touch of bling on my super easy focal point! The entire main image is raised up with foam adhesive dots. Oh, and the ribbon wrapped around the large panel is May Arts sheer polka dot ribbon. You can never go wrong with polka dots, right?

I'm a little bummed about the background. When I made the card a few nights ago, I stamped the 'happy day' sentiment from The Greeting Farm set Sentiments repeatedly across the card base to create a fun little background. However, when I finally had a little bit of natural light to take a photo a few days later, the sentiments had faded so they were barely visible. I stamped the sentiment again just before I took the photo, but now it looks a little jumbled with the faint trace of the stamping I had previously done behind it. :-(

If you'd like to play along, add a direct link to your project to the Mr. Linky widget on Rachel's post. The top 5 entries linked up by 9pm MST next Saturday night will be featured in next Sunday's collage.

Ok, now it's time to go and visit the other Sweeties!


Stamps: Sentiments by The Greeting Farm
Ink: PTI Lemon Tart
Paper: Bella Blvd Plastino Collection, PTI Lemon Tart
Stardust Stickles, adhesive dots, May Arts red sheer polka dot ribbon


  1. Well, I'm kind of like the "jumbled" stamping across the background!!!.......I think it looks very artistic and well thought out! Your interpretation is wonderful!

  2. Great card Jess! You showcased the Bella Blvd paper perfectly! And that polka dot ribbon is the perfect finish! Sorry about your background issues....but I think it gives the card a cool effect.

  3. Love it! Great spotlight on the flowers!

  4. Oh la la! I love how you cut those flowers out perfectly!! P.S. I see the happy birthday in the BG!! Hugs,

  5. What a lovely card. The flowers are very pretty and I like the colors/paper patterns very much.

  6. How cute is this?!!! Love the striped paper...such a great touch!