August 30, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 325


Hi there! I know it's been a while, but I'm finally here to share a new card with you for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Today's challenge is all about layers. And we have a fabulous sponsor this week... Newton's Nook Designs! Fun!


The DEEtails:

My best friend and fellow sloth lover celebrated her birthday recently. When Newton's Nook came out with the In Slow Motion stamp set, I knew I had to get it! I stamped the adorable sloth on some cream felt and went over the outlines with a black permanent marker. I colored him in with some Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake. The branch was stamped over a piece of Soft Suede card stock that was first stamped with the woodgrain leaf image from Wonderfall in Soft Suede ink. I embossed the edges of the branch in Early Espresso to give it a little dimension. Then I cut out my little sloth and layered the cardstock branch into her arms. Next I layered some Sweet Sorbet DSP onto a Tip Top Taupe card. Then I added some die cut leaves in Wild Wasabi and a piece of white cardstock matted with more Tip Top Taupe and stamped with the sentiment. The final touch was some pretty Crisp Cantaloupe blooms from Papertrey Ink's Bigger Blooms topped with some pretty Enamel Dew Drop Stickers from Freckled Fawn. I love how they match so perfectly!


Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Tip Top Taupe cardstock, Wild Wasabi cardstock, 
Stamps: Bigger Blooms (Papertrey Ink), In Slow Motion (Newton's Nook Designs), Wonderfall
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, VersaMark
Embellishments: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Enamel Dew Drop Stickers (Freckled Fawn), Vintage Cream Felt (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Bigger Blooms die (Papertrey Ink), heat tool, Secret Garden Framelits Dies

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from Newton's Nook Designs!

July 26, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 320



Hello friends! Are you ready for another yummy inspiration from the Cupcake Inspirations challenge? Today we're playing with Navy, White, and Gold! What a lovely color combination! Check out that lovely anchor on today's card! It's from our fantastic sponsor, DRS Designs. This week, you could win a gift card to their shop!



The DEEtails:

I started with a lovely Night of Navy card base and layered on this fabulous knot pattern from the Martime DSP. Next I layered on some Whisper White cardstock stamped with the World Map background image. I mounted it on some fun foam and framed it with some Night of Navy cardstock die cut with two Pierced Rectangles. Next, I layered on some cute flags. The banner was die cut in three colors, then chopped up to make some nautical flag designs. The sentiment is from Hello Sailor. I like how the Whisper White ink shows up a little chalky and not quite perfect in my die cut circle. Last is this lovely anchor image from DRS Designs. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock in VersaMark and embossed it with some luscious gold. A little gold twine tops it off. Hope you like the card today!

Paper: Gold Foil Paper, Maritime DSP, Night of Navy cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Anchor (DRS Designs), Hello Sailor, World Map
Ink: Night of Navy, Whisper White, VersaMark
Embellishments: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Twine
Tools: Circle STAX 2 Dies (My Favorite Things), heat tool, hole punch, Party Banner Die (My Favorite Things), Pierced Rectangle STAX Dies (My Favorite Things)

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from DRS Designs!

July 19, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 319


Hello dears! Sorry I've disappeared on you... ! I'm here today to share a card that I made for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge! It's a special challenge for us because we're collaborating with my dear friend, Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs with these fabulous cupcake and coffee images that she designed! And of course, we have the perfect inspiration for you...



The DEEtails:

The adorable image that I used today is one that Heather designed especially for us! I colored in the mug, cake portion, and hands and feet of the image, then added a few textural elements. I mixed up some embossing powders to create the coffee, and filled in the mug with my VersaMark pen. Then I used some texture paste mixed with some Very Vanilla reinker to add some fluffy frosting. The sprinkles were diecut from the Audrey Cutaways by Winnie & Walter. The cupcake "wrapper" was printed on the Sweet Dreams DSP and layered onto my image. The background is a layered mix of a diecut from the Audrey Cutaways, some pretty patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad, stamped with the Heart Ink Splatter from Your Next Stamp inked with Baked Brown Sugar. I layered on some Kraft cardstock, which I ran through my paper crimper and added a strip of Pool Party Cotton Ribbon. The sentiment was created with the thanks sentiment from the Greetings Thinlits layered over some Emmitt Alphabet diecut letters. Of course, I sprinkled on some sequins. :) Sorry, I probably should have taken a close up of the texture, but I hope you like it!


Paper: Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad, Kraft Cardstock, Soft Suede Cardstock, Sweet Dreams DSP
Stamps: Fresh Brewed Friends (Fresh Brewed Designs), Heart Ink Splatter (Your Next Stamp)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Calypso Coral Stampin' Blendabilities, Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker, Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker, VersaMark Pen, Very Vanilla reinker
Embellishments: Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Peach Sequins (Essentials by Ellen), Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tools: Audrey Cutaways (Winnie & Walter), Emmitt Alphabet (My Favorite Things), Greetings Thinlits, heat tool, paper crimper (Fiskars), texture paste (Ranger)

Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog and see what the rest of the Sweeties have created. Hope you'll play along with us this week!