It's time for another Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge! Of course you do NOT have to use cupcakes.....the idea is just be inspired by the cupcakes photo!!
Everyone is invited to play along and if you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog.
Every week, Rachel highlights the top 5!! Congrats to last week's Top Picks, who are posted on this post . If you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword: CIC21.
Here is the wonderful inspiration photo of the cupcakes this week - isn't it yummy?!!
And here is how I was inspired....that hot air balloon pushed me over the edge and I knew I wanted to use this Basic Grey Lemonade paper (it's freakin' gorgeous!!) and with all the embellishments that go along - this card turned out wonderfully happy and fun!
I started by picking Mercy's fun sketch and made my card to suit both these challenges!
I used the hot air balloon image from Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits and really, it is a cute set but I am such an anal (yes, anal) person, I had to go through all my buttons to find just the right size and colour and even now I am not sure about it.....but so it is anyway!
The beautiful pink rose and bling is by Zva Creative, and honestly, I use Zva all the time, and absolutely adore it!
I lift up the swirly bling with my craft knife and then lay it down gently and push all the little twinkly pretties down nice and firm. I also like to cut up my swirls, as I did for this card and then you really make use of it for a long time!!
I pulled some green leaves off of a Prima flower and then layered a white Prima Hydrangea flower on top and then my beautiful Zva rose on top of that!
Of course the scallops were made with my Stamping UP! scallop punch and then I added MORE Zva crystal twinklettes one by one onto the scallops. Using my Sakura Quickie glue pen I make a small dot on top of the scallop and then with my Quickutz picker upper thingy I adhere my little crystal pretties!!
Thanks for coming around and please do pop around to the other design team's blog to see how they were inspired by the gorgeous cupcake photo ;)!
Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen - Glitter Ink
Michelle- Stop and Stamp the Roses
Tammy - Stamp Happy
Natalie - dougnat diaries
Jessica - Shamrocks and Seashells
Kelli - Yard Sale Kind of Luck