Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hey There, Cupcake!

Happy Sunday all!

I've been following the festivities over at Papertrey Ink in honor of their upcoming 3rd anniversary. They've had a week of fun annoucements and give-aways, and still have a week to go. Nichole Heady's blog is the first place I head every morning.

So, I decided to play along today with the challenge they have going on today over at the Card Positioning Systems site. Here's the sketch they gave us:

And here's what I came up with, based on that sketch:
First of all, excuse the lighting/shadows. We haven't had sun for several days (ahh....Nebraska winter), so I was forced to rely on artificial lighting to take this picture. Needless to say, this looks much better in person!

A few things to note - see the big polka dots on the Plum Pudding layer? Those were stamped with VersaMark ink. I love creating my own background papers that way - in fact, I did it with the cupcake wraper as well, using Lavender Moon cardstock and VersaMark.

The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Snow ink twice. The first time gave me a base, and I stamped it just a little off the original image to give it some depth - it almost looks like there is a shadow around the sentiment. Since I used a lot of layers and dimensionals in this card, I thought the sentiment should also have a 3-D effect.

So, that's that. I like this sketch a lot and will probably turn to it more often, especially when I want to highlight one of the great images Papertrey stamps have to offer.

Thanks for checking out my card! Supplies are listed below. I've updated my Project 365 as well, which includes a preview to a project I'll be showing you during my Friendly Friday post.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Mike & I are watching the Super Bowl right now. Who are you cheering for? We're part of Who Dat nation, just a few hundred miles north!! :)

Have a great day!

{Hey There, Cupcake! supplies}

(All supplies Papertrey Ink, unless noted)

Cardstock: plum pudding, lavender moon, white Stamps: cupcake collection, polka dot basics II Ink: perfect plum (Stampin' Up!) versamark Other: plum pudding swiss dot ribbon, 2-way glue pen, glitter (Martha Stewart), scallop edge punch, corner rounder punch (Stampin' Up!)


  1. that cupcake!! The glitter is a great touch too! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!