Monday, January 24, 2011

A Cupcake for Mojo Monday!


These Sketch Challenges have really got me motivated again! I find myself really doing my own thing, instead of just looking for good stuff to copy (although that's not always a bad idea either!).

So this card is made with the Create a Cupcake set and punch, and the colors Soft Suede, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake. I also used a bit of Red Glimmer Paper (perfect for the cherry on top!), a Bitty Button, and a Subtles pink brad.

And the close-up of the cupcake shows the "frosting" technique we've done before! Remember - "green glue" and embossing powder? Although, this time I just used Clear Embossing Powder.

*Edited to Add: To make the frosting, use the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, aka "green glue" just swirling it around in the area you want frosting. Then cover the glue with embossing powder. I used Clear, but you could use iridescent ice, a mixed color, whatever... Then heat the embossing powder. Kinda fun because it gives a little puffier look than regular embossing.
(This was a technique in a Stampin' Success)

And, here's the Mojo Monday Sketch that I used:





Have a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by,


Julie

19 comments:

Patti said...

Love your card. I think the color combination is great.

Selene Kempton said...

Oh ~ this is stinkin cute!!

KMurray said...

Fabulous! Love it! One of my favorite cards you have done.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the ribbon and that fabulous embossed background. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Morgan said...

Love this card so much!!

Christine Blain said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! I love the colours, stamps, punch (too cute!), embellishments - love it all. You've done a beautiful job with this.

Jennie Maier said...

I love the softness of the colors and the textures too! I'm definately ordering that stamp set and punch tomorrow!

Shabby Horse said...

What a sweet card! I especially love the "frosting" on the cupcake. Cute!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is AWESOME!!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Darling card!! Love the embossing technique. Your bow is perfect. All around fabulous card!

Kim Score said...

Lovely card! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

Wendy Coffman said...

Adorable - love the color combo too!

Sue Shockley said...

So cute! Especially love the embossed background.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the embossing and your color combo and that FAB cupcake!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Loved your card so much I just HAD to feature it on my Sunday Favorites. Thanks for your amazing inspiration!

Doris said...

Gorgeous card--better than the one I did for that sketch! Stop by my blog for a chance at some blog candy...

Dena Rekow said...

You just rock!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

The embossed background is beautiful and the icing is...the icing on the card! Following from SC.

Jo said...

I LOVE your style!!!!