Thursday, April 16, 2009

CPS111 sketch...Cupcakes Forever!

Today's card is inspired by the CPS sketch #111 challenge. Check out all the amazing cards inspired by this sketch here. This sketch was a tough one for me with all the linear and precise angles presented but I worked some randomness in anyway I think!

I decided to use some super cute images by Studio G that I picked up in the Michaels dollar bin area. The cupcakes and the sentiment on the card below are from the same sheet....for a buck! I think this sketch really highlights these small images well.

Other fun techniques and tools here are a nestabilities scallop oval die for the turquoise shape highlighting the folded paper pinwheel and fun sentiment. I have discovered that if you are using a 12 inch piece of paper for your pinwheel, using a one inch width by 12 inch length works well. I, so far, have escaped scoring the strip before accordion folding it...I just eyeball and fold back and forth at about 1/4 of an inch for the above look. Lots of scallops here between the die cut oval, the border punch and the ends on the sentiment banner. I also gave shadowing a whirl with my zig brush pens when coloring the cupcake wrappers. I am no whiz when it comes to color layering but I think the overall effect was good. I'll keep practicing... :)

This closeup illustrates the sparkle and shine well. The lime background is a glitter cardstock which matches well with the lime pen and stickles edging around the sentiment. I also applied crystal effects to the "frosting" on all the cupcakes for shine. The white dots have been stamped on the turquoise cardstock with white pigment ink but not embossed, just air dried.
Stamps: Studio G and Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Target dollar spot, DCWV (glitter), SU! cardstock
Pens: Zig scroll and brush
Ink: SU! basic black and whisper white
Scissors: FIskars Scallop
Border Punch: SU!
scallop oval die: Spellbinders Nestabilities
other: Stickles and Crystal Effects


Karen said...

What carnival cupcake worthy fun!! I just LOVE that pinwheel!!! And that green glitter paper....I just put away some scraps (actually, scraps of scraps!) of that same paper only minutes ago! :> I've been watching you playing with your blog and it would appear that all the fun colors in your card highlight everything quite perfectly! :>:>

tg said...

Cute. Love the pinwheel. I picked up some of those cute cupcakes and the barn animals :) Love thos stamps.

Elise said...

Hello, you fantastic, cupcake creating fool! That is one delicious card: that pinwheel! OMG! THAT IS SO COOL! I loved how you used the sketch and it cracks me up to hear you say it challenged you... because DANG! You rose to it, my dear!

Tracey said...

Such a great card Dana. My new favorite thing is cupcakes. Love the pinwheel.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, you have so many really neat accents on here! Love the cupcake and Love what you did with that CPS sketch.

SueLovesCherries said...

Genius! It takes a real creative mind to come up with that idea - cupcakes forever!

Pamela said...

Great card!

Charity Hassel said...

look at that cuteness! so cool! thanks for using the cps sketch this week!