Apr 10, 2010

CIC53 Have a Beautiful Day

Gosh it seems like I am always rushing to get my Cupcake Inspiration Card done in time to post it before Hope's deadline.  I knew this week that I just had to participate since I sent this photo to Hope.  I subscribe to the Taste of Home cooking magazine and this was one of the photo's in an issue.  I thought it was just so pretty and cheerful.  I was inspired by the Bright Flowers, the cute little ladybugs on the cupcakes and the Grass Wrappers.
For my card I wanted to use my brand spanking new stamp set designed by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs called, Beautiful Day  I decided to paper-piece the flower and used SU designer paper (Haiku-retired) I colored the flower center with a Yellow Marker and added Lemonade Glitter (Art Institute).  The adorable lady bug was colored with PrismaColor Pencils and I highlighted the spots with a Black Atyou Spica Glitter Pen.  I used a Cloud/Grass Template and then cut the grass out to create my little scene. 

Card Stock:  Wild Wasabi, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White and DP Haiku
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean, Wild Wasabi, Yoyo Yellow
Other:  Flower Punch, Brads, Lady Bug embellishment (source unknown)
Glitter, Circle Nestabilitie Dies, Foam Mounting Tape
Sponge/Cloud Template
Sorry if the photo seems a bit blurry...try clicking on it.
Hope you like my take on the Inspiration photo.

10 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Very cute Ida!

Rachel Hope said...

Love the paper Piecing!!! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Ida! This is just darling!! Love that "grass" along the horizontal strip and subtle blue shading around the flower image. Hugs to you!

Kristie said...

So cute, I love that you paper pieced the flower!

Allison said...

So adorable esp. with the ladybugs!

Andrea M said...

I love this card! This is gorgeous :) Your blog is so lovely :) Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Ida! Love the colors, the cute flower and ladybugs... the paper... :o)

precious said...

Very cute! I like that you paper pieced the flower!
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Elena said...

Adorable card, Ida! I love how you paper pieced the flower! Really like the cute lady bugs and grass border! :)

maryr917 said...

I don't know how I missed this post before-this is a great card-I like your scene and the cute ladybug-also the paper piecing on the flower is a creative idea