Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A cupcake card for a challenge instead of DH's birthday card *feeling guilty*

An early post today because I'm off out to the theatre with my Mum again tonight (Singin' in the Rain) and my Dad's got to fend for himself for a few hours. Good job he's on the mend (we have a back up plan - DH is at the ready to go round if needed).

Today's card is based on the Mojo Monday sketch for this week:

And here's my card:

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Signo White Gel, SU Markers
Taffeta Ribbon: Pretty in Pink
Punches: Large Oval, Scallop Oval

I stamped and coloured the cupcake stand, blending the SU Markers and leaving a small white highlight on each. The stamp-a-ma-jig was used to position the balloon and the birthday sentiment. I paper pieced the balloon in Pretty in Pink card and added a highlight with the White Signo Gel pen on the same side as the highlight on the cupcakes.

Unfortunately I still haven't got DH's card ready for his birthday tomorrow! Little Bess was really clingy last night and wouldn't leave my side. She was practically in my lap and so I wasn't able to stamp fresh and had to use images I'd already stamped out (need to stock up on those for the future). Poor thing - it's always his cards that get left until last. Hopefully I'll be able to rustle it up when I get in from work tomorrow, before we go to the vets - what a birthday plan! Anyone else end up like this or is it just us?

Sara xx


Emma said...

What scrumtious colours Sara and your colouring is amazing on the cupcakes.

I would love to see singing in the rain, let us now how it was.

Have a great evening :D

Marilyn Goodrich said...

LOVE IT!! Great job on the sketch and I love the colors and the highlighting! Beautiful :-)

Teri said...

Really love the colour combination Sara. The card is lovely .... a beautiful, clean look :o)

Teri xx

Oma said...

Interesting take on the sketch. I love it!

margaret said...

Lovely card Sara. Love the colour combo it is so elegant.xx