Friday, July 23, 2010

Just Add Ink 27 - Cupcakes

Hi everyone,
yep I've been a busy girl but I couldn't resist playing along with the sketch challenge this week from Just Add Ink. Here's the sketch

I'm still on a birthday card roll - so the first thing that came to mind was cupcakes, as I know that my Mr 2 and Miss 5 both think they are good! So here is the result.

Being intended for a 4-5 year old girl I had to put pink in there and so I went with one of my favourite colour combos - Regal Rose and Close to Cocoa (so so sooo sad that this is retiring). I decided to tranisition my cupcakes from all Regal Rose to all Cocoa, with two mixed ones in between. A little something was added to each cupcake - candle, birthday number or just lots of crystal effects and dazzling diamonds. Since I wanted the cupcakes to take the stage I kept the background pretty simple - white embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot folder. But I added a bit of extra texture by sewing pink zig zag all around the edges - my first time trying zig zag - and oh my I do like it :) I just ran a strip of Regal Rose grosgrain under the cupcakes (which were mounted up on dimensionals) and finished it off with a large rhinestone brad. I decided to leave the sentiment off as I felt it would have cluttered the front up too much and there are enough clues that let you know what the card is intended for ;)The inside was finished off to match. This one did get the thumbs up from my Miss 5 - yeh!

Its a great sketch so why don't you pop over to Just Add Ink and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Party Hearty
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Timeless Type alphabet Sizzlets,Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon, Fire Rhinestone, sewing machine, Crystal effects, Dazzling Diamonds, SNAIL adhesive, Double sided tape, Dimensionals


  1. Love the sparkle on the cupcakes and how you've taken the time to finish the inside of the card so well.

  2. ohhhhhhhhhh what a fantastic use of the sketch Kim! I just love looking at what everone does and you've done an awesome job here!


  3. This is such a fun girly card, any 5 year old would love it! In fact, I would love it! lol

  4. Love this to bits, Kim! Such a cute little card.

  5. Ohhh i love this card, those cupcakes are soo cute too.

  6. This is so cute! And it would work for any age and in any colours too, so that's a HUGE bonus!

  7. Beautiful! Beautiful!! I am in awe that you took the time to zig zag stitch!!!! Love that you've thought to do the inside of the card as well......I get pooped after just creating the front :D

  8. Kim, this is gorgeous! So pretty, sparkly and girly. LOVE how the stitching finishes off the card front perfectly, and you've done a beautiful job with the inside too. Adorable!

  9. Beautiful work. You do some really nice extra details, like inside the cards etc, beautiful!



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