Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cupcake Inspiration + Love Bear=True Love

Hello friends! :) I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I am here to share my creation for this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, which is sponsored by Prairie Fairy. My apologies for getting this posted so late. It has been a crazy busy weekend around here.

When I saw the cupcake inspiration photo above, I immediately knew I wanted to use vellum cardstock. Those frosty looking cupcake liners just spoke to me.

Recently I've noticed a couple of my crafty friends setting their Copic markers aside and reaching for their colored pencils instead. It has been ages since I've used my Prismacolor colored pencils and Gamsol mineral spirits, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Goodness colored pencils skills must be really rusty, because it to me forever to color this image from the Anita Be Stampin Love Bear rubber stamp set.

My first attempt at coloring this image involved me coloring directly on the vellum cardstock. I quickly admitted defeat and decided rather to color on white cardstock and then layer vellum cardstock on top to achieve the frosted look I was going for. I am really happy with the way this card turned out, and so I am going to be sending this off to a special friend that I know could use a big love filled hug.

This is what the colored image looked like before I layered the vellum cardstock over it. It looks like that vellum helped hide a few imperfections, didn't it!?! LOL

Please join us over at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog to see all of the creations made by the CIC DT Sweeties and play along in the challenge.

Lots of love,

Stamps: Anita Be Stampin Love Bear cling mounted rubber stamp set
Paper: PTI ssw, aqua, blush, vellum carstock
Ink/coloring mediums: Memento Tuxedo black, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol mineral spirits
Accessories: Divine Twine, Nesties, SU punches, Fiskars apron lace border punch, AC ribbon, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder


  1. Adorable!!! Love that little bear and the frosted look is Perfect for the Cuppie Holders!!!!

  2. This card is so very sweet and cool! I love the frosted look that the vellum gave. I never would have thought to do that. Nice job!

  3. Anita, this is such a cute card! The bear is just precious! :)


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