Now that we have all recovered from the long holiday break, it's time for our new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations - CIC#341. Each week we provide a cupcake to inspire you to create a card or other craft project following our theme or colours. This week our theme is Elegance. I made an elegant birthday card for someone special:
Stamps: Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - Ballet Shoes; Happy Little Stampers - Fun Birthday Sentiments; Stampin' Up! - Making Spirits Bright; Uniko - Classic Numbers
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU - Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey; SU DP - Whisper White Bridal (discontinued); Green Card; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Clear Embossing Powder
|Picture - Champagne Cupcakes|
Our sponsor this week is Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle and the lucky winner of this week's challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate towards some of their fabulous digital images.
For my card I used these lovely ballet shoes - so pretty, so elegant. I printed the shoes on white card, coloured them with Copic markers, carefully cut the shoes out and added lots of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush. I tried to make the shoes a soft creamy colour - like the frosting on the cake. I cut a couple of mat layers in dark grey and dark green (also from the graphic) and on top I adhered a piece of white patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder. I attached the ballet shoes in the corner and added a shadow with my Copics. I love the elegance of the paper and the lovely shoes. On the inside I cut a mat layer of dark green card and on the white panel added a birthday greeting along with a couple of champagne glasses toasting the birthday girl!!
Do check out our blog to see more elegant inspiration projects from the rest of the team. Have fun!