Whatever kind of day you have, you can probably use some inspiration so we Sweeties at Cupcake Inspirations have got this lovely platter of cuppies to get your grey matter moving.
This week's sponsor is Prairie Fairy who gave the sweeties images to use, you can see some of the other images by hopping over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog where you'll also find the details and the linky thingie for your project.
|Can you tell that's a charm hanging off the lace. It's got Asian symbols on it.|
I picked the Japanese Lanterns image. This image reminded me of summer parties when I was a kid. The lanterns were a popular decoration. Because that was a long time ago I decided to make a distressed card. I think I spent more time making this card look shabby then I spent doing everything else. I particularly went out of my way to mess up the stitching by pulling out the threads from some parts and letting snippets show. Then everything was smudged and rubbed with a couple different inks and the edges were scraped up. It looks even better in real life.
Here's the deets:
stamp - Prairie Fairy digi "Japanese Lanterns"
ink - HP printer; Ranger "Tea Dye" and "Antique Linen"
paper - Stampin' Up dark pink cs; Recollections beige cs; MFT Pink Lemonade cs
miscellaneous - copics; brads; ZVA crystals; lace; charm; twine; sewing machine; MFT die-namics "Lacey Doily"; SU Embossing plate
|don't forget the inside|
Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration CIC107 - photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss #76 - no patterned paper
Secret Crafter #130 - Stitching
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter
Truly Scrumptuous #55 - Vintage
Top Tip #29 - Spring has Sprung
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again. Now go get busy making a card or project inspired by the cupcakes in the photo at the top of the post. Don't forget to ink it up to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog so we can come and see what you've done.