May 23, 2008

BCG - Red White and Blue and a Sketch Challenge Too!










Okay doesn't that title just "grab ya!" - These days I find myself with "limited" stamping time.
I enjoy trying different challenges but due to time constraints this week I combined two different challenges. For Friday's Blogger's Challenge our challenge this week was to use the colors:
Red, White and Blue for our project. - Normally you think of these as traditional colors for the 4th of July but I really didn't want to go that route so instead I chose a Birthday theme.
Then I combined it with a "Sketch" challenge that I signed up for on another group (SSUS) that I belong too.
My card base is Real Red, with Brilliant Blue (I distressed the edges with BB ink & the cutter kit)
Then I used my Circles Cuttlebug folder and embossed some Whisper White card stock. I had purchased some cool red, white and blue striped paper (My Mind's Eye - Confetti from the Kaleidoscope Collection) and just knew I had to use it for this challenge.
I also recently purchased these delicious cupcake stamps by Hero Arts and decided they would go perfectly with my birthday theme. I stamped the cupcake on Whisper White and also on a piece of the designer paper. Then I cut out only the cupcake wrapper on the DP and glued it on top of my other cupcake image. I used White Liquid Applique to create my frosting. My cherry was colored with Copic Markers (yes, I broke down and bought a set) and I can tell you that right now I still need TONS of practice using them but for this little cherry image they worked just fine. Plus I highlighted the cherry with a clear Spica Glitter pen although it doesn't show in the scan.
I stamped the Polka Dot background (Cornish Heritage Farms) on Brocade Blue card stock with Craft White ink and layered that on top my striped designer paper and the white cuttlebug piece.
I cut my circles out using Nestabilities Dies. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliant Blue ink and mounted on BB card stock which I attached 2 Real Red brads and then mounted it and my cupcake with foam mounting tape to complete my card. I think it's a very festive card and could still be used for a patriotic card as well since the 4th of July is America's birthday.
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19 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

What a fun card love all the details - like the cupcake wrapper paper and the liquid applique as the frosting.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is great. Love how you made the cupcake paper out of patterned paper...it looks fabulous!

Connie said...

Great cupcake...love how you did the liner with the DSP. Great job!

Barb Hardeman said...

Ida this is so adorable and you managed to knock out to challenges at one time. Your cupcake is delicious looking - great job on the challenge...

KimberlyG said...

That cupcake looks so yummy! I just love the paper piecing too! Wonderful card! :D

amycara said...

YUM!!! I, too, did the combo challenge and yours is WONDERFUL! Wish I was your mail-to partner! :-) Amy

Basement Stamper said...

Ida, this card is so cute! I love the use of the liquid applique on top of the cupcake as frosting, works perfectly for this card!

Nikki Bond said...

Tooooo cute! I love how you went another path than patriotic....don't get me wrong...love patriotic but it's nice to see something thinking outside the box! {SMILES}

MJ said...

Wow, two of you doing the double challenge thing! Great job. I really like this cupcake stamp. Looks so yummy.

Sheryl said...

I really like your card, Ida! Your cupcake is so yummy looking--I want one! lol

Lori said...

Ida, this looks so yummy! I love the Liquid Applique frosting and the paper piecing.

Peggy Maier said...

Ida, Your cards just keep getting better & better! What a cute card!

Lisa Bohler said...

So cool that we used the same sketch and colors yet came up with completely different ideas! LOVE the paper piecing and the cupcake! Too cute!

Kathie said...

Ida, this is wonderful. So much detail and it doesn't get better than cupcakes! :-)

Chrissy D said...

Oh Love this! Perfect touches on the whole thing. Love the cuddlebugged image, the liquid applique, the striped cs...this whole card is FABULOUS! TFS!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh!! What a delicious card!!!!

Vicki

tonistamps said...

Great job here Ida! Love the cupcake and liquid applique frosting!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh yum yum! This is really so lifelike....nice challenges!

Kim Hughes said...

your card is so cute and unique Ida...I love it!!!