Welcome to my blog.

If you came here expecting to see Photography Photos you will need to visit my PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG at:

Thank you for stopping by & visiting. I appreciate you interest and your comments. Have a great day.

Aug 17, 2009

CIC20 Smiles in Flight

Hi! - Well it's the start of another week and time for me to post my latest card for Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Oh before I forget check out the new "Blinkie" on my sidebar (Hope's Top 5) How cool is that!

Isn't that cupcake pretty. I loved the purple flowers and the butterflies and just how dainty and elegant the cupcake looked. So when I started my card I wanted to create something that was just that, (Dainty and Elegant). So do you think I achieved that?

I stamped the Butterfly with Versamark ink and embossed it with Detail Silver EP. If you look closely at the inspiration cupcakes they have a silver liner and some silver beads in the flower centers. Next I colored the image with Copic markers - Yes I actually own a small set but rarely use them. Why?...Well let's just say first I don't have enough colors to adequately work with them. Secondly I really need someone to come and teach me how to use these darn things. I just can't seem to get the hang of shading and blending with them. Lastly I'm pretty sure that I need a different sort of paper as SU's Whisper White seems to streak and I hate that look.
But I digress...let's get back to the card. After I colored the image I added some dots with (Itty Bitty Backgrounds) and a Bashful Blue ink pad. I also highlighted the butterflies wings with a Purple Spica Glitter pen. Then I cut it out and mounted it onto some dark purple card stock. (Source unknown but I think it's Bazzill textured card stock.)
I know the inspiration photo doesn't have any (green) in it but I found this already embossed piece of green card stock that looked so pretty so I decided to use it for my card. I lightly ran it over my white craft ink pad and then added some purple brads. I used some lace from a stash of stuff that my mom gave me. I added some lighter lavender brads and stamped the sentiment with Wisteria Chalk Ink.

Stamps: Hero Arts, SU
Ink: Silver Detail EP(SU) Wisteria Chalk Ink (Colorbox),
Copic Markers
Paper: SU Whisper White, Textured Purples (Bazzill?)
Other: Textile Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Lace, Brads (Queen and Co.)


  1. Dainty & elegant... definitely! This is a gorgeous card, Ida!

  2. SOOOOO Pretty Ida, I love all the Wonderful details!!! Thanks for playing along!

  3. Beautiful card, I love the lace addition to it!

  4. This is so very pretty...heart that stamp and layout you chose!

  5. Stunning card! Your butterfly is very pretty and I like how you added the lace.

  6. Absolutely beautiful, love the colors!!

  7. Wow! This card is amazing!!! I love the colors so much! And I like that you added a lace too!

  8. Ida, this is so beautiful. I love how you interpreted the cupcake.

  9. Ida, this is utterly gorgeous! Love the colours, butterflies, the lace, the entire presentation! Beautiful take on the cupcake!