Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Hi all,

Well this post marks a milestone, wait for it…..it is the very first time that I have ever used Blush Blossom cardstock. It has always been one of those neglected colours, left waiting forlornly for me to pull a sheet out of its plastic sleeve. But this week was the week to face my cardstock demons as I decided to combine challenges again. A lovely sketch this week from Makeesha Byl and a colour challenge (which of course included Blush Blossom) from the Just Add Ink team.

I struggled initially to come up with an idea for this card, I actually wanted to make a birthday card for my Mum, and while I did end up making a birthday card I’m not sure that is where it will go.

I started with a Blush Blossom base, stamped that with Polka Dots in Cameo Coral. The next layer was Cameo Coral, scalloped at the top, with some piercing detail, I also added some crimped Kraft to the base of that layer. The main panel is Blush Blossom layered on Close to Cocoa. I pierced around the Blush panel, then using post it notes masked the piercing off and rolled the Happy Happy Birthday wheel across the bottom in Cameo Coral. I added a little strip of crimped Kraft below that. Next I stamped the cupcake from Party Hearty in Cocoa on Kraft, and in Cameo Coral on Blush Blossom. I cut the Cameo top out and mounted it on dimensionals above the Kraft one. The cupcake was SNAILed down in the middle after stamping three candles, inked up using Cocoa and Cameo markers. Two way glue and a coat of Dazzling diamonds finish off the cupcake. The last touch was some Kraft taffeta ribbon, I added Cameo coloured dots using an R24 Copic marker, then tied it in a bow adding a pinkish button threaded with a sliver of Kraft cardstock that I curled the ends of. The inside was finished off simply to match.

Hope you like, thanks for visiting.


Recipe: All SU! Unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Party Hearty, Happy Happy Birthday, Polka Dots
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Kraft
Ink: Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Mat pack and piercing tool, Crimper, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Copic marker, Pink button (local craft store), Two way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive.


  1. Blush blossom is such a difficult colour to use, I find. You've managed to use it well, though, as the card is gorgeous!

  2. Cute, cute card! I love all the dotty bits!

  3. You do these challenges so well Kim - another fabulous card - love the glitter on the cupcake. Thanks for joining in at INKSPIRATIONS.

  4. I love how you have put the effort in to adding a little extra to the inside of the card.

  5. I love all the little details..the piercing, the glitter and your button! Fantastic!

  6. Gorgeous Kim it would have to be my fave I think, I love popping in for a peek at your amazing work.

    Anne E

  7. Oh this is sooo gorgeous ... I think you should use BB more often, you've done beautifully here .... love it!!!

  8. This is so cute! Great for any birthday - it would look fantastic in lots of other colour combinations too. Thanks for playing!

  9. That is a beautiful card, great use of the colours and the sketch. How cute is that ribbon?!?

  10. What a pretty card. Love it to bits. So fresh. I feel like eat that cupcake it looks so good. just kidding. Love the ribbon too.



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