Monday, April 22, 2013

April Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge

This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge based on the inspiration photo seen above.  If you take a close look, you'll see that the flowers are actually cupcakes!  I used those cupcakes and the colors in the photo as the inspiration for my design.

I used a yummy looking cupcake from the Sugar Rush set as my focal image.  It's colored it with Spectrum Noir markers to coordinate with the colors in the inspiration photo.  I picked a dotted blue patterned paper for the card's background to bring in the some dots like the ones on the container that holds the cupcake flowers in the photo.  I added an aqua strip to the panel, then edged it with a scrap of golden yellow ruffled trim.  This is my last bit of this pretty trim and I need to remember to order more!  The cupcake is attached over the aqua strip with a dimensional dot along with a twine tied button. I stamped the set's "you make life sweet" sentiment next to the image.  A few white sequins are sprinkled around the cupcakes as accents.  They add just a bit of fun sparkle to the card.

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for all the details on this week's challenge and for lots of inspiration from the talented design team.

Materials Used
from i {heart} papersPaper Smooches Sugar Rush stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5, GB1, GB4, GB6), Pebbles Cardmaking Basics Pad 1, Maya Road golden yellow ruffle edge trim, Hemptique white twine, white sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Aqua Mist cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Blu Raspberry button (My Favorite Things)


  1. Ooh, I love your interpretation of this inspiration image - the cupcake is so sweet! ;) such beautiful colours too :)

  2. great card as yummy as the cupcake picture.

  3. great card as yummy as the cupcake picture.

  4. Such a cute card, Lori!!! Love your fab take on the inspiration photo!! :)

  5. I looooooove that you play on your week's off, Lori! LOVE this card-- fab papers with a super sweet cupcake!! LOVE the sequins and ribbon! FAB!


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