Aug 30, 2009

CIC22 - A Cherry on Top





Hello - It's time once again for another fun and fabulous Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and this week Hope has a divine inspiration photo. It's clean and simple in design and yet, "Oh so yummy" with that delicious cherry on top. I was immediately drawn to the colors and of course the cherry. Now I had just purchased a wonderful piece of Designer Paper last week at the LSS and could have used it except that Hope beat me to it! - So on to Plan B...

I decided to use another of my $1 finds from JoAnns (Studio G) stamps and create my own DP. I stamped the cherries repeatedly on Whisper White cs with Riding Hood Red ink. Then I layered it with a piece of Polka Dot paper (BoBunny-Shabby Princess) and added some ribbon (American Crafts-Red Essentials). I loved that the piece I used had a Chocolate Line running through it. I knotted the ribbon in several places before attaching it to my card. I'd seen this done on a card in the Sept./Oct. issue of Paper Crafts and really liked the way it looked. Then I added some red buttons (these are old buttons from a stash that my mom gave me) I used thin strips of card stock for my thread and glued them down with large glue dots.

The focal circle/sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and I layered a cherry on the side. This is actually a punch (Mary Engelbreit Cherries) and I punched it out 3 time using (Chocolate Chip, Garden Green and Riding Hood Red cs) then assembled my cherry. The cherries were colored with a Red Spica Glitter Pen and raised with mounting tape. I added a strip of Chocolate Chip cs and 3 small red jewels to complete the card.

Following Hope's lead I decorated the inside as well. You'll see the circle is how the punch looks when you just use it without the little punched out pieces.

Now be sure to stop by all the "Sweeties" blogs and see how they were inspired and then go try this challenge out yourself. It's loads of fun and really helps your creativity to flow once you get started. I've been having a blast with these challenges.

15 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh a wonderful CHERRY card...so wish I had that sentiment too...it is great! Is it a $1 stamp too?

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE it! So clean and elegant...the cherry is Wonderful! (Sorry I beat you to the Early Bird paper) LOL :)

Joan B said...

i love the way you used the buttons with the ribbon. turned out gorgeous.

Elena said...

Delicious card, Ida! Love the cherry stamp and polka-dot paper! Fantastic idea with the ribbon and buttons! Fabulous card!!!

Elena said...

Forgot to tell that love the inside of the card too!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is adorable! I love the cute stamps and the cherry punch! HOW CUTE!!!!

debbies said...

I love how you did the layout and what a cute idea with the ribbon/buttons!

Allison said...

Love this x 1000! What a perfect card!

Tammy Hershberger said...

SWEET! I love the ribbon and buttons, and the way you knotted it! Thanks for playing the challenge again this week, Ida!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a cute card! I love the way you knotted the ribbon!

Ya gotta love those $1 Studio G stamps!

(-: Heidi

Kathie Bailey said...

Ida, I love everything about this card, especially the ribbon treatment. It's the perfect touch.

Kerry D-C said...

Awesome card!!! Love the buttons and ribbon! truly scrumptious!

Sankari W. said...

beautiful card! I love the clean crisp lines and yummmmmy colors!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome ribbon treatment for this adorable card! Love those cherries!!!

lisa808 said...

Great ideas with your self-made patterned paper and knotting the ribbon!