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Oct 25, 2009

CIC30 - Cornucopia of many Colors

Welcome to Hope Stamps Eternal's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. This weeks Hope has this yummylicious and oh so colorful cupcake to inspire your creativity. It's just like a rainbow of sweetness.

This card cover 3 different challenges: Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge
Stamp Simply #110 - It's Hip To Be Square
and the Saturday Sketch Challenge (SSC122)

For my card I chose to be inspired by the beautiful colors and of course something yummy to eat. I chose to go a bit "healthier" than the candy route (Oh trust me I eat my fair share of Candy much to my waistline's dismay these days)so I picked out a Cornucopia image from Kim Hughes stamp set (Let's Get Stuffed) from Cornish Heritage Farms as my focal image.
I stamped the image on Watercolor paper with Palette Noir Black ink and used SU ink pads and an Aqua Painter to water color the image.
I paired it up with some gorgeous DP (DCWV - Indian Summer) - I just love the sparkle on these papers and the brilliant colors. I stamped the "Thankful" sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with Black EP. I used a piece of textured Rich Razzleberry cs and the Moroccan Screen embossing folder for one of the panels. I also punched a scallop border with my SU Scallop punch and pierced holes, added some Olive Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps). The orange leaf button is from some buttons I bought a few years ago and I added some teal thread.

Card Stock: Taken With Teal, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss.

I have had a wonderful time this month being the "Guest Sweetie" for Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I encourage you all to give this challenge a try. It's really fun and sparks your creativity as well.


  1. this is beautiful, ida-you really are one great colorer-no matter which medium you choose to use

  2. This is super cute Ida! Love that little leaf and the gold brads!! Great having you this month, you are a talent and a real Sweetie!!!! Hugs,

  3. This is so pretty, Ida! Fall is my favorite season and you've captured it beautifully here. Love your color combo!
    Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week!

  4. I enjoy your Cupcake Inspiration Challenge projects, Ida! This card is so beautiful! You really showed all beauty of the fall with the chosen stamp- colors, harvest, and season of holidays! Love the embellishmnts you added to the card!

  5. Fantastic! I love the bright and beautiful colors and wonderful embellishment choices! So wonderful!

  6. Ida, this is fabulous!!! That DSP is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for playing along!!!

  7. What a great take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for playing along with us this month!!

  8. Aack - Ida, this is such a wonderful take on on the cupcake. Love that you made into a Thanksgiving card!!!

  9. Beautiful, Ida! I love that image! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 sketch challenge!

  10. Fabulous card Barb. Love the great colors. TFS!

  11. Great job Ida!! I love the theme you went with too!! Thanks for playing along this week at Stamping 411!!

  12. Beautiful Fall Colors. Great job with this sketch. Thanks for playing along.