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.