Thursday, November 24, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes with Pearls

Today I was feeling a little tired and needed a little stamping pick me up. Freshly Made Sketches had a fantastic simple but fun sketch for us. Pals Paper Arts challenged us to us beautiful, classy pearls in our creation. I knew I wanted to do something other than Christmas and when I need a little extra inspiration I head to my stamp set wall and look for a stamp set I haven't used in a while. I bought Create a Cupcake and loved it instantly. I still do, just haven't used it much lately with all the Christmas excitement. So I grabbed it and played :)

I also wanted to show off this awesome two-color ribbon technique I learned at a demo meeting a few weeks back. It looks so great with the In Color Ruffled Ribbon and is super simple but so effective!

Isn't it fantastic? And.... I *finally* got to use my new Curvy Verses stamp set. I just love the font used in this set and the variety of the greetings. The tiny pearls in the Basic Pearls were perfect as sprinkles on my cupcake :)

Tips & Tricks:

*I used the Perfect Pennants Bigz L die to cut out the scalloped circle. Then I adorned it with the lovely large and medium Basic Pearls. I love how much fancier they make the card look.
*This year's In Colors coordinate absolutely beautifully together. I especially love the Wisteria and Lucky Limeade paired up, but the Calypso Coral cherry just pops out :)
*I popped my cupcake up on Stampin' Dimensionals to make sure it really stands out.
*Want a more masculine card? Change the colors to Pool Party and Island Indigo. Then swap out the Pearls for Rhinestones. Easy!

I made this card with my daughter's friend in mind - her party is on Saturday. Hope she loves it :) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Lauri Ingram said...

She will love it! Love the the pearls!!! Perfect pick me up for you! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

Perfect way to combine those challenges! Love the pearls as an accent! Very cute card!

Nena3110 said...

Sweet card!

Christy Q said...

Love the color combination and the combination of challenges. The pearls are a perfect touch on the cupcake! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tui Nathan said...

What a super cute card ... this is a stunning colour combination and I love the two ribbons tied together!
Beautiful in every way .... love your clean styling!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy said...

Great job! Love the colors, the pearls, and the two-colored ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen said...

I'm sure your daughter's friend will love that super cute cupcake. The pearls are the perfect accent. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Nina Dee said...

Love the ribbon treatment and yummy pearl sprinkles! :) Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!