Friday, December 19, 2008

Pinch Me!

I could hardly believe it when Taylor Van Bruggen emailed to ask if I'd be her Featured Cupcake Sampler this week! Little 'ole me??? Eeeeeeek! Breathe Karen...Breathe... I was SO excited, and of course I accepted. 

Lucky me...I got to play with the sketch early this week. And what a great sketch it is! I love circles so this is definitely a 'Karen' sketch.  BIG {grin}!

I enjoyed putting the card together, but I must say I was a little stressed too. My card was going to be on someone else's blog...it had to be just perfect. I hadn't used my Cupcake Flopsey yet, or my BG Urban Prairie paper...gasp! I know...what rock have I been under! I had a lot of fun pairing up these delicious goodies. 

Flopsey is stamped on Gina K pure luxury cardstock and coloured with copics. I popped the cupcake once, then I popped the icing again and added a little of SU's Rose Pink glitter. I used my coluzzle to cut out the white circle then finished off by trimming around his ears with my snips. Coincidentally, a scallop circle nestie fit perfectly as a frame under my image. Yay! But the white circle looked a little boring without the pretty embossed 'nestie' edge, so I pierced it. 

The card base is Gina's 120lb white cardstock...it's sooooo sturdy as a base! Love it! Then I added a layer of black followed by a layer of 'corn husk' paper from the Urban Prairie collection, which I also pierced along the edges. 

The patterned strip is 'weather vane' (still in the Urban collection). I layered it on black so it would stand out and added the frilly pink ribbon (retired SU) tied with white thread and a Bella dot for sparkle.

The sentiment ended up kinda looking like a mini version of the sketch...
that was purely by accident. I've seen people layer punches so creatively for sentiments that I thought I'd give it a whirl. This is what I ended up with. And, to follow the sketch, I added three more Bella dots under the words. 

TGIF-have a great weekend.
Thanks again Taylor, and thank you for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Leslie said...

Well, well, well - how exciting is this?!!!! Congratulations. Taylor, you picked a winner with Karen. Love everything about the card - and your clever sentiment layout. Outstanding!

Cindy Haffner said...

Way cute Karen and Congrats!!!!!

Jami said...

No need to be stressed - your stuff is adorable Karen! Congrats! Love your Flopsy card. The piercing around the circle and the black layer are really nice touches!

Taylor said...

Your card is fabulous, Karen! Right down to the smallest details! Thanks so much for sampling the sketch this week! Hope you have a great weekend!

Dana said...

Your cards are always stunning my friend - congrats on the huge honour eh?! (a little Canadiana for you)

Nancy said...

You rock, Karen! Love everything about this!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is adorable, Karen!! Love the ruffled ribbon!! Congratulations!

Joanne B. said...

Congratulations my friend! I'm so excited, and I seriously can't believe you kept this huge a secret! I'm madly impressed.

Thanks for our coffee date this morning, despite my two crazy kids, and a LONG line, I still had a blast.

Yeah YOU! I'm so stinkin' excited for you!

Rachel F said...

WOW That is so exciting! You go girl!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the colors, the piercing, the tag... TFS!

Ana said...

Love it!! What an adorable card. I heart Flopsey too!!

Donna said...

what a SWEEET card! I've yet to ink up my cupcake flopsey - so many stamps, so little time!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Congrats! Your card turned out perfectly! Love the colors you chose and the image is so cute.