Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cupcake Birthday

Welcome to my post for CropStop's "Buttons and bows" challenge!  I LOVE buttons and bows and if you haven't already noticed, I placed my button right in the center of the bow.

Here is a close-up of the button and bow.  I love the soft touch that the crinkled hand-dyed seam binding gives.

I used digi paper & digi stamps from My Time Made Easy.  After I colored the cupcake with my copics I added a few touches with a shiny silver pen and my Gelly Roll "Clear Star" pen.  I left this picture a little darker so you can see the shimmer a little better.

After I cut out the image I sponged around the edges with SU's Pink Pirouette ink.  I used SU's Pink Pirouette paper for the backgroud - I first ran it through the CuttleBug swiss dots embossing folder and then cut it out with Spellbinders Doily Motiffs.  Afterwards I sponged around the edges with SU's Pretty in Pink ink.
You can see the fun dimensions in the photo below.  

I have something kind of funny to tell you... but it's kind of not.  I wanted to combine my design team posts from My Time Made Easy and CropStop and make one special card for you.  Well... I was dealing with a horrible migraine when I looked up the sketch for MTME (our design team has our own yahoogroup where the sketches are uploaded) and I accidentally printed up the wrong sketch!  It was a sketch that we did several months ago.  I kept thinking... boy, this sketch sure seems familiar, it must be similar to a previous one.  haha!  I didn't even think to go back and double-check!  So today's sketch is from MTME but is NOT the new sketch that is up today at the site!  hehe!  I have my card for the MTME challenge for this week almost done and I should have it up later today.  Good thing they are so forgiving over there at MTME.  ;)  The CropStop crew is really great too.  I LOVE working on both teams! 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Come and play along with us at CropStop in our Buttons and Bows challenge.  As always I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  Your comments always make my day brighter!  

Other Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: inspiration photo & use a cupcake

What's in it:


Rebekah said...

What a great birthday card. Perfect for our challenge at TSTR! Thanks for playing along!

sandie said...

gorgeous bow-the crinkle effect is fab and the little button so cute.
And heh migraines are awful so you did well to do a card whilst having one and it looks great x

Starr said...

Oh so pretty! Your paper is the perfect choice and the little cupcake adorable! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!