Aug 10, 2009
CIC19 - Blooms in Pink
Hello! - It's time once again for one of my favorite features of the week, Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge
This weeks featured cupcake photo has some lovely Pink Cupcakes with Clouds, Flowers and Rainbows. I was inspired by the Pink Color, Flowers and Clouds.
For my card I chose to use a bright pink (Pixie Pink), White and Brushed Silver.
My DP is by Doodlebug Design - Sweetheart Ribbon Stripe. I decided to try my hand at Paper Pleating. It's a rather fun technique but was a little tricky as I got confused at first on which way to fold my scored pleats. In the end it worked out fairly well. I did tape the back with scotch tape to hold in place while I machined stitched the top.
I wanted to use my new Loopy Punch (Martha Stewart) so I added a border underneath my pleated piece. I also tied on some Hot Pink Ribbon that I received in a Prize Package so I am not sure of the source for the ribbon.
My image is by Rubber Stampede (Cherry Blossom) and the sentiment is from PTI (Text Boxed). I stamped the image with Basic Black ink and colored with Prisma Color pencils. I used a Cloud Template and lightly sponged in some clouds with Bashful Blue nk. I added some Baby's Breath glitter (Art Institute) to the flower centers and 3 half pearls (SU Pretties Kit). I also embossed my White card stock with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and my Cuttlebug.
I hope you enjoy my take on the Inspiration Cupcakes. Now how about you give it a try this week and see how these cupcakes inspire you. Then leave a link on Hope's Blog so we can see what you've come up with. I'd love to see more players in this fun challenge.