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.


Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the clouds and the cherry blossoms...the colors and papers are perfect! Thanks for playing!

Elena said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the gentle colors and pleats looks so beautiful!

Maria said...

Hi ida! I love the pretty pink colors of your card. . the combination of colors are beautiful. I've never tried paper pleating. Sounds like a fun technique. Your card is adorable. . I especially love the image. Cherry blossoms are so pretty!


Heidi Van Laar said...

Just gorgeous Ida! I love the image and the colors and that wonderful border punch! Fabulous card!

(-: Heidi

Tammy Hershberger said...

Sweet card, Ida! Those cherry blossoms are beautiful, and I LOVE how you used the Loopy border punch! I'm going to "need" that punch soon!

lisa808 said...

Such a pretty image. Love your coloring and loopy edging.

Colleen Wold said...

This is beautiful! I just love all the pink! Your coloring is gorgeous and I like the added pearl embellishments! Great take on the inspiration challenge!

debbies said...

Great colors and that stamp is beautiful!

Cassie_lu said...

great use of space on the card. the focal imgae really stands out with the sky.