Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CPS113

Finally I was able to play along with another great sketch challenge over at CPS! I was the sponsor of CPS109 just a few weeks ago and had so much fun there!
I am sure I didn't come up with this idea myself (I subscribe to some 50 blogs and probably saw this on one of those inspiring sites) but it really was kinda neat! I wanted a sparkly cupcake top but didn't want it too sparkly. Does that make sense?!? So I took just one drop of Icicle stickles and added one small drop of water and mixed them together with a paint brush. Note: our empty Gift with Purchase stamp boxes worked perfect for this. No mess!

Just a couple of angles to show you the sparkle and effect...I hope I don't bore you!



I made this card for my sister, Jennifer, who's birthday is...yup, May 2nd! I saw another angel use the Date Disk stamp similiarly and thought it was great. I always just thought of "scrapbooking" with that set but this opens new possibilities!


After I took the first photo of the card, I realized that once again I went with a minimalist approach. So, I added a flower/button...


Card Materials:
Stamps: Date Disks, April special (that set is only $7 for 4 cupcakes and 2 sayings!)

Misc: Pink Bazzill paper, flower/button from Ava Embellishment Jar, Tombow markers, aquabrush (niji is the best!)

The flower isn't glued down yet...which do you like better?!

11 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Thanks for the compliment on my blog. You are so sweet...just like your cupcake!! Love the little shimmer and the idea of putting the date on there is just to cute!! Great job Chris!

Elise said...

Beautiful card and great ideas! Thank you for sharing! Lovely!

Kay said...

Chris, that card is just too cute! I'd add the flower because I can't leave things well enough alone, but it looks great without it too.

Kim said...

Cute Cute Cute!!!!

Julie said...

Very cute. Go with the flower I think it balances the date stamp. Thanks for popping into my blog.

Lea L. said...

This is darling! I love that sweet cupcake stamp with the shimmer! Great job with CPS 113!

~Lea

Terri E. said...

Love the ric rac and bling. Way to go on the CPS sketch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda Beeson said...

What an adorable cupcake and it is so fun to add sparkle! Great use of that CPS sketch.

My Paper Adventures said...

Love the double ric-rac treatment and the overstamping of the date!! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and comment!

Lorie said...

Oh, this is adorable! I love it!

Debbie said...

Somehow I missed this entry and I really like this card - both with or without the flower addition!
: )