Sep 12, 2010

CIC76 Elegance and Lace

Hello and Welcome!  It's time once again for another fabulous Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  This weeks sponsor is A Passion For Stamps.                     Aren't these cupcakes gorgeous!  I love the elegance and lacy look of them.  I must admit that I tried about a dozen different ideas trying to come up with one that I liked and felt was worthy of the Inspiration photo.  I'm not entirely sure I captured it completely but I tried.                                                                   
 It's been a bit of a stressful week for me.  Mainly due to having a Root Canal done on Wednesday.  I'm really not fond of Dentists at all and it had actually been 3 years since I'd been in to see one.  Yes, I know should have gone a lot sooner and avoided having the Root Canal.  (Live and Learn) I guess.  The procedure took about 2 hours and I was pretty nervous about it.  I made it through okay and didn't really feel that bad after it was all over.  The problem now is that my tongue still feels numb.  Not horribly but just enough to feel really weird.  Not sure but the dentist may have hit a nerve and from what I read on the Internet that can happen and often takes months before it clears up.
But enough about that.  Let's move on to my card.  I wanted to use something that looked lacy like the wrappers of the cupcakes and after a few failed attempts at using stamps I settled on the Textile Embossing Folder.  I embossed on Whisper White Card Stock and mounted this to a White card base. I used a piece of DP (Sweetheart Ribbon from Doodlebug Designs)  I punched a border of white using the Daisy Scallop punch (EK Success) and tied some ribbon (American Crafts) around that and raised it up with foam mounting tape.   My hardest thing was trying to find stamps to use and I finally settled on the flowers and sentiment from Simply Said (SU).  The flowers were stamped with Melon Mambo ink and the sentiment was embossed with Silver EP.  This was mounted to a Nested circle of Melon Mambo card stock and I added tiny white pearls (Zva) to the flower centers.  I also used 3 silver Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps) on the side of the card. 
So that's it for me this week.  I hope you'll give this challenge a try and link back on the CIC Blog so we can take a peek at how you were inspired.  Don't forget to visit the other Sweeties blogs too and leave them some comment lovin.
Have a great day!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Ida,
Love your card...somehow the ribbon reminds me of one of my dad's ties :) Funny how little things envoke different memories :) Hope your tooth continues to heal!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty!

Rose said...

Ida, your card is beautiful, I love that embossed background and the pinks in your card. Love that trim too. Excellent work.

Elena said...

You did fantastic job on this challenge, Ida! Love how you captured the lacy and light look of the cupcakes!
So sorry to hear about the your week being so stressful...Hope you will recover from the Dentist visit very soon! Sending you my hugs...

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous...I can certainly see the inspiration in your card...beautiful!

Hope you heal well after the dentist. I've never had a root canal, but have heard they're awful. {{{Big hugs}}}

Denise said...

This is a really great card Ida. I love the colors and textures. Great job!

maryr917 said...

I think you captured the inspiration piece really well-I like your layout and all the white space-great ribbon on this card

Anita said...

Lovely card Ida! Love the texture! :)