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February 12, 2008

A little Stumped....


Okay...the other day I really wanted to create something, but nothing was working for me. I kept having these ideas in mind, but they never turned out the way I had planned. So I had just purchased the color coach and thought I would go there for color inspiration (since I have a hard time with that even on a good day) since I had the layout in my head already. I love scallops! Wasn't sure what set to use so I looked through my binder (which holds all my stamped images) I knew I wanted something either small enough to stamp several times or big enough to take up some space on the card. So I chose the L2 Hostess set Cause for Celebration. I started with Always Artichoke (my favorite color in the stamping world) and then went to Rose Red. I scalloped the bottom edge with my corner rounder punch (love this but it did take some practice--in fact I tried it a while ago and couldn't get it, so I gave up, but figured a couple months later that I needed to master it...so I did! :)) and adhered it to Always Artichoke. I took some whisper white and stamped the cupcake 3 times, also stamped it on some Rose red Designer Prints and cut them out. I used my markers to color in the cupcake. Before adhering it to the card I paper pierced some So Saffron and layered it with the focal image and some Almost Amethyst CS. I stamped the sentiment from Lots of thoughts (a SAB set). And there we have it...

Supplies:

Stamps: Cause for Celebration and Lots of Thoughts

Ink: Basic Black Stamp Pad and Almost Amethyst and So Saffron Markers

Paper: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst and Rose Red DP

Accessories: Crafters tool kit and Paper Piercing Template

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your comments!

20 comments:

*Jenni* said...

I love my color coach!! Gets me out of a slump!

Kerry J. said...

This is so cute!! Love the paper pieced cupcakes and your scalloped edge!

JazzyH said...

Very nice.

Alana said...

Love the detail on the cupcakes using DP. That's very cute. I'm on a cupcake thing right now too.

Denise ~ said...

Very cute! Love the DSP on the cupcakes. Pretty colors too. :)

Erin said...

Love the paper pierced cupcakes!! too cute!

laos348 said...

Very cute - I like the scalloped bottom.

Stacey said...

Love the colors. I just got this set, you have given me a great idea of what I can do with it, thanks!

Nicole said...

cute card.. I love how you used DS paper for the cupcakes!

Marilyn said...

You did a great job with the colors - I love those cupcakes too - they look good enough to eat!!

Lori J said...

I think we all have those times when we feel stumped. You did a great job on your card. I like to color combo you picked. I really like using the color wheel. :0)

Stampin' Meg said...

looks great, Gina-I don't think that you can go wrong with cupcakes!

Jana Emmert said...

Love that paper piecing. Pretty card!

Vanna B said...

The cupcakes are absolutely adorable! I love them!!!

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

I think just about everybody goes through slump times. However, your cupcake card turned out cute!

ktstamps said...

This is awesome! Well Done! (I understand those down in the dump days...JUST HAD ONE!) I love your card! kt

Debbi said...

I love the scallop cupcake! Fab idea!!

Vickie said...

Cute card! Love the colors :-)

Stacy said...

Love how you did the cupcakes!

Michelle said...

Love what you did with the cupcakes! Too cute!