Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cupcake inspiration challenge #26

Hi everyone, it's Sunday and that means it's time for another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out this week's gorgeous creation!
OK, my card isn't up to par with this inspiration photo, trust me it was in MY MIND- LOL!

I was inpired by the orange blooms and green in the leaves. I pulled in the green by using some Cosmo Cricket Earth Love 6x6 mini deck, the leaves strip of PP is from Early Bird. I wanted something pretty simple and chose 3 Zva felt flowers, from the Cozy mix. The amazing stamped frame is from PTI's new Vintage Labels set. I colored it in with some copics and then went over them with a clear Sakura glitter pen. I used Memory Box rhinestones in the centers and along the bottom.

The ribbon is PTI's Orange Zest twill and there are scored lines along the bottom and above the ribbon. That lovely delicate sentiment is from Verve's Enjoy set. Man, nobody does sentiments like Julee!!

Hummm, I might be too hard on myself, but I think this card is a bit bottom heavy. I ran out of time to tinker with it some more, but I thinking maybe some stamped flourishes? More scoring? Something?!!

Everyone is invited to play along in the challenge!! If you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog. Every week, Rach highlighs the top 5!! Congrats to this week's Top Picks!!!

Now head on over to my fellow HSE Sweetie's cards and see how they rocked those cupcakes!!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen - Glitter Ink
Bonnie - The Lucky Clucker (uploading late)
Tammy - Stamp Happy
Natalie - Dougnat Diaries
Jessica - Shamrocks and Seashells
Kelli - Yard Sale Kind of Luck

Card Deets:
Stamps - Enjoy (Verve), Vingage Labels (PTI)
Ink - Soft Suede (SU!)
Paper - Vintage Cream, Earth Love and Early Bird (both Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories - Felt flowers, green rhinestones, score-pal, Labels One nesties, orange zest twill ribbon



  1. Michelle I think your take on the IC is perfect, very crisp feeling.

  2. Perfect! I love the use of the Cosmo Cricket...... I tried to use it and it just wasn't working - I LOVE it MIchelle!


    ooops, sorry about the all caps!

  4. Nope! This is lovely Michelle! The simplicity of the focal image balances out the bottom design perfectly! Don't touch it!!

    Also stopped by to say I got my October CARDS mag and saw your wonderful card on PAGE 60!! You have such a flair for CAS designs. I love the layout and colors! Fantastic work!! Congratulations Michelle!!

  5. wow this is fabulous..if your brain isn't up to par than neither is mine, cause this card is kickin...hehehe....hope you are well, have a wonderful week friend!

    enjoy *~*

  6. Hi Michelle!!! This is one beautiful inspired card - I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. What a delightful card - love the brads and rhinestones...just the perfect touch!!!

  8. This is beautiful!! I don't think it's too bottom heavy at all, I love how you laid everything out, but left plenty of white space for a nice crisp look!

  9. Beautiful card, Michelle! Very elegant!

  10. Beautiful as is! Love the papers, colors and embellishments.

  11. I think it's beautiful Michelle!!! Love how you used the colours and that yummy paper!! (How awesome are those cakes.....YUMMY!!)