Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's A Cupcake Kind Of Day Challenge!!!

First I need to remember to tell you that if  you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for the IO Online Store.  If you want to play you have until tomorrow night, 9 p.m. Friday.  The instructions are in the first side bar over near the top under the "I'm A Winner Tuxedo Cat" widget on the IO blog HERE.  Think about the fun and the chance to win $25 worth of free stamps, plus the I'm A Winner widget for your blog.

This was a fun card to create.  The Palm Cupcake is one of the NEW Spring IO STAMPS.  I stamped it with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, restamped the top part twice so I could layer it, cut them all out, then used a medium embossing tool on the foamy top parts before mounting them with 3D pop dots.  The flower was also tooled.  I added miniature white pearl cake decorator flower stamens to it for fun and mounted it with 3D pop dots.  The bottom of the cupcake and the Palm tree were painted with Twinkling H2O's.

The backgrounds were done using using the Mega MountTM, and Cover-A-CardsTM Wood Grain on top (Pink toothy cardstock inked with Brilliance Moonlight White and heat gun dried), and  Hearts (White Laid cardstock inked with VersaMark with Rangers Enchanted Gold embossing powder).  The Wood Grain was used on top for a watery look and the heart layers are torn and then embossed on the torn portion with the embossing powder again for a faux heats and sand look.   Gold cord was run through the lace and then mounted in the center of the card. (If you click on the card, you will be able to see the grain on the different cardstocks.  I think that really made the card even more special.)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MEGA MOUNT USED WITH THE LARGE 5.75" STAMPS YOU CAN VIEW IT HERE.  *Note - I happen to stamp on enough cardstock to take the whole stamp and I use my mount sitting down and rocking it from the bottom to the top, instead of left to right.  Whatever floats our boat, right?  :-) I like the leftovers for the inside and envelope. etc.

I ran some more white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with a Spellbinders Lacy Squares die and then stamped the You're Sweet with Memento Cottage Ivy.   The words can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Cling Set Sweet Hearts or Clear Stamp Set Sweet Hearts.   The words were also mounted with 3D pop dots.

The embellishments are 5, 3, and 2mm pearl stickers mounted with Glossy Accents to make them more permanent for mailing.  The buttons are leftovers I have had for eons.  The gold cords was used for them as well and they are mounted with large glue dots.  The faux stitching was done with Spica At You Olive Green pen and Signa Uniball White pen.

As a finishing touch to the card,  I edged the inside of the card and envelope with remnants from the backgrounds.

Now check out the DT members creations on their blogs below for more beautiful cards created with the NEW SPRING stamps too:

Daniela Dobson
Deborah March
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kelli Richardson
Laura Fulcher

Image: Impression Obsession - Cover-A-CardTM Wood Grain and Hearts; You're Sweet
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Laid cardstock, Pink cardstock with a tooth look
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Moonlight White, Memento Cottage Ivy, VersaMark; Twinkling H2O's Gold Sand, Nutty Oak, Mallard Green, Warm Pecan
Accessories: Niji Waterbrush, Glossy Accents, Spellbinders Lacy Squares, 5, 3,and 2MM pearl stickers, Kreinik Gold Cord, 3 mother of pearl, Spica AtYou Olive Green pen, Signa Uniball White pen.

I am closer to posting some more cards!!!  Yikes!!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share all!!



Crafting Queen said...

Hi Shirley, love your card! Great touch with the coconut tree! Hope you are well. Hugs Anesha

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley this is just so PRETTY!!

Deborah March said...

Lovely card feminine!

Daniela Dobson said...

Beautiful! The gold adds just the perfect touch!

Katie said...

Fabulous card! Your detailing is amazing as usual. I love the tooled icing, flower, and palm tree. And the heart and wood-grain background stamps really add to the card! Thank you for sharing!


Jane Wetzel said...

Hi there Shirley! Opened my reader this morn and saw this gorgeous it! Hope u r well! :)

Cindy said...

What a beautiful card! It has been way too long since I stopped by to see your wonderful work.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely cupcake. The frosting looks delicious!

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Hi Shirley,
Haven't been here for a long time, but I have been doing some catching up on your fab work!
The card is beautiful! so much detailing went into it.

I was looking at my followers list today and thought to myself how amazing it is and how much I appreciate everyone who does on my blog.
But most of all I do you and some of the first ladies who were my very first followers, when I was so new to crafting and card making, and your wonderful comments were what encouraged me to make more and more..
So a big T H A N K Y O U <3

Ayelet {Jenny} X

Lyn S said...

Lovely card Shirley! I love the frosting on your cupcake and the palm tree is such fun!

Shannon White said...

Oh wow! Shirley this is really beautiful, It looks scrumptious! I really love all the details and the bamboo effect you did on the cupcake holder is wonderful! 8-)

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