Sunday, August 30, 2009

Shimmer Cupcake

I was thrilled when Rachel emailed me to be one of her Guest Sweeties for her Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. She hosts it every Sunday. I've been playing for a few months and have had a wonderful time making cards from her photographs of cupcakes that she gives for inspiration. You should check it out, if you haven't yet, and play along. I promise you'll enjoy it and not gain a pound with the lovely cupcakes you'll be drooling over!
When I saw the challenge this week, I just knew I wanted to use this cupcake set from Inkadinkado, which she carries in her store. How cute is that cupcake?!
I couldn't make up my mind which way to go on the cupcake. One hand I loved the color combo, and the simple look of the cupcakes. On the other hand, I was digging the cherry on top, and wanted to use some paper that had cherries in it.
This card is made with the color combo of the cupcakes. You might still get to see a card with some cherry paper! I used my cuttlebug to dry emboss the top of my card, like how the frosting is on the cupcakes. I used my Sakara Gelly Roll Stardust pen to color the top of my cupcake and to add more bling around the swirls. I had sprayed the white sheet with Glimmer mist before I embossed it. I cut everything out with my nesties, and layer it up. Than I added more bling around my cupcake. I liked how the swirls were on this Zva Create set. I thought the swirls would added a perfect touch of bling to the corners of the base nestie. Than I added the single gems around my scallop, and on parts of my cupcake, and sentiment. I love how the gems look!

Thanks for asking me to be a Guest Sweetie, Rachel and Michelle! I had a great time playing! Make sure you check out the Sweeties to see what they made!


Supplies: PTI cardstock, SU punch windows, Inkadinkado cupcake set, Zva Create, glimmer mist, nesties, riding hood red ink, TAC sentiment

15 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

Shimmery and wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us every week, I always love to see what you come up with!

Carolina said...

Ahhh, what a great card! Such great embellishment and lovin' the mix of shapes...glad you were able to join us this week!

debbies said...

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love how you have the Zva crystals on the black panel - really pops!

Barb said...

Great image... luvin' the shimmery goodness :)

lisa808 said...

Congrats on your guest post! Great card.

Kim said...

Love the glimmer mist!! Those Nesties are such a cool shape too. They fit your image perfectly!

Deanne K said...

Congrats - what an honour! You did a fantastic job!

dougnat said...

LOVE it! and congrats on being a Guest Sweetie!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! I love the rhinestones.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous design! This goes perfectly with the inspiration piece, and I love all the sparkle! Great to have you join us this week!

Bonnie said...

This is so fun!! I am so loving the bling and so glad you could join us this week!

Ida P. Krause said...

Congrats on being the "Guest Sweetie" this week. Your card is wonderful. Perfect cupcake image and the bling is just beautiful.

Tammi said...

Lovin' how you used all the bling, looks amazing!! Pretty card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Great job on the challenge!! Love that cupcake and all it's shimmer!!! We were so happy to have you as a Guest Sweetie!

Kelli said...

I love your card!! Its so fun to see where everyone goes with these inspiration photos!