Sep 7, 2009

A Rose By Any Other Name




Hello! Happy Labor Day (to those in the US) and a Happy Monday to all. Yesterday was Cupcake Inspiration Day over on Hope's Blog and she picked out a truly elegant cupcake inspiration photo. That gorgeous rose on the cupcake, the embossed tablecloth and the colors were the things that inspired me. I also decided to pair the CIC challenge with the Feel of Fall challenge on the Flourishes Blog as it lent itself to the image that I wanted to use for my card.

I chose this boquet of roses in a vase (Inkadinkado)and stamped it with Basic Black ink on Shimmery White card stock then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. I added Crystal Effects to the vase and 3 Ruby Red Brads.
The card base is Confetti Red card stock (source unknown)layered with Shimmery White and Pretty in Pink embossed with my new Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder. It's a shame so much got covered up as it's a beautiful pattern and really matched the pattern of the tablecloth quite well. I ran Craft White ink over it for a frosted look as well as on the piece that I mounted the focal image on.
I can't seem to stop using my MS Loopy punch so here it is again and then I used some White Satin ribbon (SU) for the bow on the card. I really love how this turned out.

Now why don't you stop by Hope's Blog and give the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge a try and then hop on over to the Flourishes blog and try out this great sketch as well.

Have a great day.

16 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful!!! Love the roses and the whte on the embossed BG....we seem to think a like on these a lot :D Thanks for playing again this week!

Elena said...

Wow! This card is amazing! The roses in the vase are so beautiful! And I love how you captured the tablecloth design on the pink embossed cardstock! That is gorgeous, Ida! I love your cards!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is beautiful!

lisa808 said...

Ida, lovely card.

Sprytebyrd said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and you've matched the cupcake perfectly!
BTW - thanks for visiting my blog - I was in Walla Walla just a few weeks ago, just driving around, seeing what there is to see. It's great to find a crafting "neighbor" that's not too far away! Feel free to email me anytime! sprytebyrd@gmail.com
Have a wonderful Labor Day!
Dee

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this is gorgeous....nice work!

enjoy *~*

Jenny Gropp said...

This is beautifully done! Everything is perfectly placed and balanced! You captured the inspiration piece and the sketch 100%!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Ida! Love your colours and that border punch is fabulous! Great job with both challenges.

Allison said...

This is so lovely! And there's that punch again...I swear that they have blocked these at the border or something! I am heading to M's tomorrow again (got a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket!).

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful! I love the image you used for this combined challenge card. Inkadinkado is another of my favorite companies. Love that Loopy punch. I haven't seen that one. Looks like I may need to add it to my collection. This is one of the hazards of blog visiting -- it's tough on my budget!

rozie640 said...

Ida, your card is so beautiful, it must be stunning IRL!!! Excellent work.

Kathie Bailey said...

Lovely Ida. This is so elegant and I love pink and red together. I really want this punch!

Joan B said...

an absolutely gorgeous card!

Carly said...

This card is beautiful! Love that gorgeous image and the Martha loops!

Rene' Sharp said...

Hi there. My name is Rene’ and I am going to be a fellow DT member for Andrea. I really like the look of the Annabelle stamps, they seem to be so cute, and I really look forward to working with you. I know we are going to have heaps of fun. Your blog is lovely and all your creations awesome! See you around!

Julie Koerber said...

What a fabulous inspiration and a fabulous card! I love that image and what a fun color combo!