Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shaped Card

It's time for another fabulous Cupcake Inspiration.  Boy do I love this cake that's topped with a cupcake.  The colors are so soft and feminine.  It looks divine, another cake I couldn't bring myself to cut but I wonder what's under the fondant.  Is it a chocolate cake or a yellow cake?  Is there fruit or lemon between the layers.  Fortunately you don't need to know what's on the inside to be inspired and if you need a little jump start there's plenty to see on the Cupcake Inspiration challenge blog.  The design team has been busy making cards for your viewing pleasure. 

This week the challenge is sponsored by Stamp Fairy.  My card is made with one of the freebies on the site.  If you've never tried using a digi before, this is a great way to find out if you'd like it.  You can choose from 10 images.  

I was inspired by the top layer of the cake.  I made a card shaped like a cupcake and used the colors of the top layer when I made it.  A cupcake is a pretty simple shape to make.  I took a piece of plain paper and cut it the size of an A2 card, then rough sketched the shape of a cupcake, making sure to have a part of the icing area be on the card fold.  Trace it or affix your pattern to your card base with a removable tape then cut it out.  Then cut the "icing" portion off of the pattern and do the same thing to cut out a piece of white card stock. The "icing" was fancied up  with an embossing folder and glitter.

To make the card a little more interesting I used the paper tole technique and made three layers of the image.  The bottom layer is the entire image.  For the middle layer the heart and halo are cut off.  The top layer is the head.   The close up is supposed to show you the three layers but it isn't the best photo I've ever taken.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Stamp Fairy Freebie digi
ink - hp printer
paper - The Paper Cut "Sno Cone", "Sweet Tooth" and "Red Hot" card stock
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's oval, scalloped oval and cherry dies; Kaisercraft pearls; embossing folder; glitzy glitter

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC129 - photo
Raise the Bar #76 - Things with Wings 
Stampin' B #129 - Use 2 or more Spellbinders
Speedy the Cat's Friends week 74 - Things with Wings
Top Tip #51 - For the Kids

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll play along with us at the Cupcake Inspiration challenge. 


  1. Oh my gosh! How cute is this?! I love it! Your interpretation is awesome!

  2. Lovin' your shaped cards - this one is absolutely adorable! The cherry on top & the bling is terrific!

  3. Very cute. Great inspiration. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  4. Sweet card!! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  5. Your shaped card is adorable! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  6. MEGA cute card!! love the swirly ice cream I want a MR whippy now! great kids card! Thanks coming to play with us this week for the one for the Kids Challenge @ Top Tip Tuesday and I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

  7. How sweet and adorable this is. I just love your shaped card and that embossing is simply dynamite. Beautifully done. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

    Bear Hugs,

  8. Another gorgeous card, love the embossing used on the top for the icing
    Lindsay xx

  9. Chris--What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

  10. ooo this is really cute & super cool! don't think i've ever made a 3 layer image- love all the dimension!!

  11. Oh, this is fabulous and simply delicious looking! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week!


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