Saturday, January 3, 2009

Seize the Cupcake


Phew...what a day. The first day back from vacation was all about groceries, errands, unpacking, laundry (although we really don't need the shorts and bathing suits here in New England right now!) and picking up Shadow (our Mini Schnauzer) from the Cape, where he was vacationing with his puppy pals. How 'bout that...my dog has vacationed on Cape Cod and I haven't! LOL! 

I can't tell you how happy I was to get into my stamp room this evening. I was definitely in stamping withdrawal after an entire week away, and I think I was in Nestabilities withdrawal to since I used three layers of them for each image. 

I popped onto Taylor's blog for inspiration from her Friday Cupcake Challenge, TECC49. This is a fun sketch, and when I saw it I knew I wanted to do the "disappearing cupcake" thingy. 

The card base measures 5.25 inches square and it's made from Gina K 120lb pure luxury white cardstock. There's a layer of chocolate chip, then a layer of Basic Grey striped paper, the Sultry line, I think. 

The image and sentiment are from the Hero Arts Clear Designs Cupcakes set. I thought the saying was perfect for my disappearing cupcake. I stamped the cupcake with Memento Black and coloured it with copics. I used my SU scallop circle punch to take a "bite" out of two of the cupcakes, then I cut out the remaining part of the cupcake. Don't know about you, but I would eat the bottom of the cupcake first and save the top for last, but it just looked weird when I punched them that way.   :)

I used my nesties to cut a chocolate square, then both pixie pink and kiwi kiss scallop circles, then white circles. 
The cupcakes are popped on dimensionals and the sentiment is on a double thickness of dimensionals because the little pink clip is pretty big. The sparkly dots are Bonbons from Stamping Bella

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


17 comments:

Donna said...

how fun! love the bitten cupcake images!!

Heather "Hev" said...

That is so cool!!!
Very imaginative - way to go!!

Wendy said...

OMG, you are my hero. That honestly is the most amazing card I have seen today, no longer, maybe this month (there are lots of great cards out there so I don't want to take away from the others). I love the colours, the stamps, the idea. I am going to case it for sure!

Nancy Riley said...

So clever! FANTASTIC card, Karen! You're amazing!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Oh yeah! Cuteness. Believe me Wendy does love it. She's emailing all the Loonie stampers girls the link so we don't miss this fab card!!

maria fiscella said...

Oh I do agree with Wendy and Char - this is fabulous!

Regan said...

um....yeah, this is gorgeous!!!

Lisa Foster said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!!!
Welcome home!

Nicky said...

kAREN, THIS IS AN AMAZING CARD. Glad you had a great trip, welcome back.


Nicky

Felicia said...

This is sooo cute. What a great way to show the eaten cupcake. Love the little clip on your sentiment too!

Norine said...

awesome card love it
Hugs
Norine

Kathryn said...

So CUTE!!!! Love the colors you used -- super cute idea on "eating" the cupcake!!!

Marie said...

Very cute!! Love the eaten cupcake!

Rosella said...

What an absolutely fun and yummy card! How creative too! Love the procession of eating of the yummy cupcake!!

TFS!

Amy Lee said...

I love it when people get creative with the Scallop Punch...making bites! I used this technique during Halloween! Great job! It actually makes me want cupcakes! LOVE IT!

apigonfire said...

shut up! Love this!!! Beyond love it... What's beyond love? adore? idolize? worship? LOL! you get my point!
~Kendra

LeAnne said...

What a cute idea--works perfectly with this set and sketch!
LeAnne