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Mar 27, 2010

CIC51 - Easter Blessings

Aren't these cupcakes beautiful! - These are the basis for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Photo on Hope Stamps Eternal.    I was inspired by the colors (green, blue and gray) and of course the butterflies.  At first I was stumped about what I was going to use for my stamp and then this morning I discovered this as yet uninked stamp (Whimsical Flowered Egg) from Great Impressions that I bought last year and never used.  I water colored the image and then colored over it with Prisma Colored Pencils.  Next I masked the image and sponged on some Bashful Blue ink.  I decided to do the "Cracked Glass" technique as well to give it a bit of an "antique" feel.    I cut another butterfly out and added some shimmer with a Spica Glitter Pen.   I mounted the image to Baja Breeze Card Stock.  This was mounted on Certainly Celery with Designer Paper from Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding).  I embossed the bottom with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added Basic Gray Ribbon (retired SU) and pearls from Zva found here:  The sentiment is from Verve (Everlasting Life) and was stamped with Basic Gray ink.
Be sure to stop by Hope's blog and check out what everyone else did with this inspiration photo.  Have a great day!


  1. What a wonderful soft Easter card! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

  2. Ida, I always look forward to your CIC creation...I luv this, great paper and texture...have a wonderful evening!

    enjoy *~*

  3. very pretty easter card-I am so behind on making them-you always do such a nice job with this challenge

  4. So lovely...great with the cracked glass technique!

  5. what a lovely soft Easter card. perfect for the season

  6. Beautiful cupcakes and beautiful card! I really like your idea with the Cracked Glass here! :) And what a nice touch with the embossed border! You are very TALENTED, Ida!

  7. So beautiful Ida! I really love the soft blue and green color palette!

    (-: Heidi

  8. Ida, this came out gorgeous!!!