Saturday, August 2, 2008

Flying Cupcakes!

Fridays are Happy Cupcake Day over at Taylored Expressions, and the layout for this week's challenge is capital F-U-N!!!

I dug through my stash of stamps looking for just the right cupcake to fit the main image panel and nothing, NOTHING struck my fancy. grrrrr Don't you wish you just had a store out your backdoor so you could scoot over and pick up just what you are in the mood for? No? Ok, maybe that's just me.

Then I came across this adorable stamp by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs called Delivering Balloons! Perfect size, but no cupcakes.

Light Bulb Moment! A tiny cupcake in the balloons!!!

I stamped the teeny tiny cupcake from a Mini Clear Stamps set (Inkadinkado) in each of the balloons, colored them with Copic Markers and then used Stardust Stickles for the frosting.

The rest of the image is also colored with Copic Markers and then bordered with a doodle line using a Copic Multiliner pen (size .05).

The sentiment (Catslife Press) was stamped in black on white cardstock and then using my Copic Airbrush System, I sprayed it to match the designer paper.

*you* (Papertrey Ink) is stamped in white craft and embossed with white detail embossing powder. I even remembered to rub my Embossing Buddy (SU!) over the whole image before stamping and embossing so I don't have little white speckles all over! lol

The scallop boarder is the the reverse side of the plaid designer paper, die cut with a scallop round Nestability. I added the white dots with an Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Here is Taylor's awesome sketch. It will definitely be added to my Sketch & Inspiration book!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, Catslife Press, Inkadinkado, Papertrey Ink
Paper: Wild Asparagus (My Minds Eye), Neenah
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers, craft white (SU!), Copic Multiliner, Inkssentials
Misc: Copic Airbrush System, white detail embossing powder (SU!), Startdust Stickles, Cindyribbon (May Arts), sewing machine


Shannan Teubner said...

I love your cupcake genius!

Kristy said...

This card is adorable! I just love it and the cupcake balloons.

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW HB, this is an awesome card...such creative imagination! You let me know when you have that stamp store next door, and I'll move in across the street! :)

Anonymous said...

Very, very clever! This card is so cute! What an imagination!

Kathryn said...

Fantastic card!!
Love the colors, the stamps, the doodling!! So cute!!

MichelleY said...

Oh HB....I ADORE this card! The cupcakes in the balloons is BRILLIANT!

Catherine said...

way too cute!

kathleenh said...

HB, this is the cutest card! Great thinking on the cupcakes inside the balloon. Love it!

Debbie Olson said...

The flying cupcakes are inspired--so cute! Love that sketch too. :-D