Saturday, November 8, 2008

OCC Inspiration Challenge - Holly Cupcake

Hey all! Today it's an inspiration challenge on Our Creative Corner, and here is the inspiration picture. What do you think?...polka dots, a cupcake, traditional red and green Christmas colors...totally cute, right?! :)

Be sure to stop by the OCC blog and check out what Amy, Cindy, Dawn, Jennifer, Julee, and Lynda have made for you.

We have a very special guest on the OCC today....Taylor VanBruggen! Her card is adorable so come on over and check it out. :) Thanks for being our guest this week, Taylor!

I used the sentiment and holly cupcake stamp from Season's Sweetings. I masked the cupcake with a stamped and cut out post-it note to make the trio of cupcakes. They're colored with Copic markers (numbers are in the recipe below). The layout is Taylor's TECC Sketch from last week...TECC40. The sentiment and main image panel are up on dimensionals. I added some Dries Clear Adhesive to the centers of the holly and then sprinkled on some Fire Engine Red Glitter. The double-edged polka dot ribbon is also from Taylored Expressions.

I added a white panel to the inside of the card matted with black CS. Down in the lower left-hand corner, I stamped the row of cupcakes from the Home Sweet Home set. They were also colored with Copics.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Season's Sweetings and Home Sweet Home (Taylored Expressions, Stamp a Sweet Impression Collection)
Paper: SU Mellow Moss, SU Basic Black, PTI Select White, Martha Stewart DP from Michael's
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: W1 Warm Gray, YR00 Powder Pink, E51 Milky White, BG93 Green Gray, BG96 Bush, R46 Strong Red
Accessories: Polka-Dot Ribbon and Fire Engine Red Glitter (Taylored Expressions), Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Institute Glitter), Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, Dimensionals
Technique: Dry Embossing


Enjoy your day!

26 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Yummy yummy yummy!! You know I'm in love with those stamps!!! LOL! Adorable card Denise, love the masking!

Gabriela said...

Fantastic card! The white snowflake embossed background layer is what defines your focal image which, BTW, is expertly colored. It blends so well. Congratulations on such a wonderful card.

Jetstudio Designs said...

very pretty card! I like the snowflake background and the colors!

Joan Ervin said...

Awwww, Denise, I love your sweet little cupcakes....too, too cute with your gorgeous coloring and all the polka dots!!! I finally got one of Taylor's cupcake sets and just love it....who woulda thought we all would be goofy over cupcakes!!!??!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how adorable, Denise!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Too cute!! I love that polka dotted paper and ribbon, and your coloring is rockin' on those cupcakes!!
hugs, Jami

Wendy said...

How adorable, Denise! Thise cupcakes sure are super cute for any occasion! Your coloring fabulous as always! TFS

Happy Saturday!
Wendy

Michelle said...

Polka dots & cupcakes ~ what could be better? But now I have to run to the bakery because I almost tried to eat that cupcake!! You are really trying to make me buy some of those sets, aren't you?? I love what you've done with ALL the little cuppycakes ~ love the polka dot ribbon on this one, & how you finished the inside :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Fun,fun Denise! I love those yummy cupcakes.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Adorable card Denise!! LOVE the fun design and your coloring is so pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

super cute and yummy Denise!! LOVE the polka dots! Great inspiration!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just TOOO cute!!

Gina said...

You lnow the real cupcake is very distracting...doesn't let me enjoy your artwork, LOL...gina

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable, Denise!!!

Terri said...

This is so cute, Denise! I love the polka dots and your coloring is beautiful...great layout too!

Amy Sheffer said...

I ADORE your card for today's OCC challenge, Denise! Awesome coloring! Thanks for the fun inspiration piece!

silkeledlow said...

Denise - this is sooo sweet and yummy looking!!! I want to buy a Cupcake Set too, but can't decide which one - hmmm???

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Denise!! This Christmas Cupcake trio is just darling!! And your coloring is fantastic!! Love the little ones on the inside too! What a charming card!

Amy Johnson said...

This is so cute. I love the colors, the red and white paper and ribbon, the LO, and the cb ef. Great job!

Denise said...

Love this card Denise! Super color choice, love the polka dots, and the white embossed panel just rocks!

Bev said...

Oh my, is this ever pretty! I love the colors you chose Denise! :)
-Bev

Lynda Benden said...

This is just so cute Denise! I love the colors and the cupcakes are darling!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

How cute is this??? Love your take on the inspiration piece..love ths snowflake background!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Denise. Love the polka dot paper and ribbon. TFS!

Lablady2007 said...

Outstanding job..ty for sharing your talent
lablady2007@uno.com

ladyb266 said...

OMG! This card is soooo cute! Great job! just like always!!!!
~Heidi