Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birthday Cupcake

My card was inspired by several interesting challenges this week. The layout is based on a rotated sketch from Mojo Monday. The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is celebrating its 3rd year, so the challenge is to create something birthday related. Two separate challenges. want to see something inspired by cake. Our Daily Bread Designs' challenge is inspired by cake and MFP Inspirations' challenge is luscious cakes. The inspiration images are below. MFP Simple Salutations wants to see cards for men.( Yes, my card has lots of pink, but I think the tone of the pink and the card treatment are quite appropriate for a man). The Kraft Journal challenge is tie it up.

My card features the pink, white, and animal print of these two cakes. The base card is kraft cardstock. The horizontal panel and cupcake wrapper are cut from animal print. The rest of the cupcake is colored with distress markers. Distress markers also highlight the sentiment. I added a little Viva Decor glitter line to the frosting for a little dimension. The stamp is from the Tim Holtz collection. The background is a piece of pink core'dinations paper which was double embossed (Cuttlebug folders) and sanded. Since this was a man's card, I added the string bow (dyed with spun sugar distress stain) instead of a flower.


wannabcre8tive said...

Barbara, your card is so cute. I love the cupcake and the animal print. I am sorry the collection closed just as you were uploading. We have another inspiration challenge starting tomorrow, I hope you will join us for it. Thanks, for making such a sweet card for the Speedy TV Inspiration challenge.

Vickie Y said...

Love the image you used. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #55.

Netty said...

Terrific card Barbara, Annette x

MichelleZ said...

Barbara, this is one of my all-time favorite stamps and I love that you used it with an animal print! Very creative! You made a great card. The Simon Says stamp Monday challenge blog design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge. We hope to see you next week too! ~Michelle

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just lovely, Barbara. Your art is so creative and fun and I thank you for sharing in the challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.

Two more amazing challenges where you are welcome to share your beautiful art are at these: - Word Art Wednesday is always Anything Goes - PLEASE join us each week with your gorgeous cards. - V's Sweet Ideas challenges are monthly. July is SUMMER theme and I welcome you to share this card and to stop by again in August.

I really really enjoy your sweet crafting style and hope to see all your amazing cards shared in both of these great challenges, and I pray that God will bless you as you create and share!


Dan said...

Great card, I love your embossed and sanded background! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet and beautiful birthday card. I just love the embossed and sanded background!! Thanks for joining the inspiration challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs this week!!

jessica said...

Such a fun card! Love your take on all those challenges!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal for our Tie it On Challenge! Hope to see you play along for our next challenge! Have a GREAT weekend!

Mona Pendleton said...

Terrific card! Love the blueprints cupcake and the embossed background! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!