Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations "Sparkle" Challenge

Happy Sunday! It seems like it has been FOREVER since I have blogged. My life has been busy and since I have had to choose whether to craft or to blog, the crafting has come first. How do you schedule it all in? Do you craft late at night? Do you blog a full week at once? Enquiring minds want to know!! Okay, maybe just my enquiring mind. The way other people do things always fascinates me.

It is snowing AGAIN here in Connecticut. What else is new? Actually, we had a full week without snow but had bitter temperatures. I will take that any day! My daughter wants a snow day tomorrow but I think she will be disappointed.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the Cupcake Inspiration Blog's "Sparkle" challenge. It is the 300th Challenge celebration so come on over and join them. It is also one of those self imposed "on my desk" challenges that I often make myself do. My desk is A MESS and making myself use the bits and pieces helps clean it up.

Here is the card I created:

Here is the Inspiration Image:

As soon as I saw this photo, I knew I was going to use my Paper Trey Ink "Baker's Dozen" cupcake image that was lying on my desk. The cupcake was stamped in Memento black ink and colored in using Copic markers. To give the image a bit of sparkle, I decided to add some gold Stickles.

While the Stickles were drying, I cut a piece of blue polka dot paper 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" (also lying on my desk) and adhered it to a white card that folded from the top. Next I used Paper Trey Ink's "Center Stage Cover plate" that I had previously die cut from white paper and adhered that over the blue.

I knew I wanted to use a glitter star die cut that I had bought from JoAnn's but it just did not look right against the background. I decided to use a white strip to break the background up. I embossed a line on the top and bottom and then stamped a sentiment. This was the only element that was not actually on my desk!

After adhering the white strip, I then used a liquid glue to adhere the chipboard star. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the cupcake over the star. I really LOVE the way this card came out!!

That is all for today. I appreciate you stopping by. Have a great night!!