Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Striped Delight

Before I get to today's card share, I wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you left for me with my card(s) yesterday. As a new blogger, it means a lot to me to know that somebody out there actually enjoys what I'm creating. Egotistic, I'm not; I just appreciate compliments (like everyone else) and like to know if I'm doing something right. Without feedback, it's kinda like working in a vacuum...for me anyway. So thank you so much for taking the time, first, to even stop by my blog, but also, to take the time to leave me a comment when you like something. It makes my day so happy! ;D

I also am glad to know that you liked the "neutral" sympathy card. It's ironic that through sharing this card last night, one of my sweet Internet *sisters* emailed to let me know that her FIL had passed away a couple weeks ago; so now this card has a purpose. It's clear now that God knew I needed to make two sympathy cards last weekend, and not just the one I'd originally intended to make. I'm so glad that He knows better than we do what lies ahead, and that we can be better prepared for it if we just listen to His whispers (okay, sometimes He needs to hit me over the head to get my attention...though, thankfully, not all the time -lol).

Okay, back to the reason you're here.... This card was made for a good friend of mine back in California (I truly wish I had time to make cards just because, but unfortunately with my schedule I typically only get cards made when I *need* to send them). I'm definitely on the bandwagon with the current craze over all things cupcake -- I don't know about you, but they just make me smile inside. And besides, this particular Single Cupcake stamp by Lockhart was practically screaming "pick me, pick me!" so how could I resist? ;) WARNING: My 'baby' is having her eighth birthday on Friday, so you just may be in for another cupcake card later this week. ;D

I used some fun double-sided patterned paper (Sassy Design) by All My Memories -- I just LOVE those colors! It was in my stash, so I'm not sure where or when I picked it up but it wasn't a recent purchase. The card's layout was inspired by this Sketch for You to Try by Jen del Muro:

I accented the patterned paper with some Blush and Sweet Leaf cardstock, used my circle Nesties for the stamped image (with White Daisy, Baby Pink, and Sweet Leaf cardstock), and ran some Baby Pink cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Happy Birthday embossing folder for the larger focal piece. The cupcake 'cup' was paper-pieced, the 'frosting' is a thick coat of Polymark Bright White Dimensional Fabric Paint (Can you believe I STILL haven't found my Liquid Applique? It has certainly proved worthy of receiving the coveted "Best Hidden Craft Supply" award, and I'd be the first to congratulate that crafty tube...if I could only find it! So the saga continues!) with some Prisma Glitter to give it that festive sparkle (again, hard to see in the scan -- sorry), and the 'cherry' is a dab of Fruit Punch Stickles. The ribbons were both from a coordinating pack by American Crafts.

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Supplies: Cardstock: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Baby Pink, Blush (CTMH); Patterned Paper: Sassy Designs (All My Memories); Inks: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko); Other: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug and Happy Birthday embossing folder (Provo Craft), Dimensional Fabric Paint (DuncanCrafts), Prisma Glitter (CTMH), Fruit Punch Stickles (Ranger), ribbon (American Crafts), pop dots


Conibaer said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love all the details!

Jeanne said...

Love this card! It's fun, fresh and sparkly-who could resist it! :o)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautifully coordinated, gorgeous!

Samantha Esqueda said...

Very cute- I am sure whoever gets this will love it- Looks good enough to eat! Yum!

Paula said...

This card is too cute! I love the paper piecing on the paper of the cupcake. And, of course, the glitter. Love that sparkle!
It's my first visit to your blog. I will add to to my blog roll. I like your work.