Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Friend!~


The SUO challenge blog challenge for today was anything birthday. I love this big cupcake stamp. I used my Big Shot and embossing folders, along with a crimper to make my cupcake paper really look official. :) Wasn't that brilliant? I used pearls and seam binding and rosettes to give it a vintage look. I was really under the wire tonite, as I usually make this card days ahead and tonite I could not since I was away for the weekend. The pressure was on to come up with something quickly. I also posted to the color challenge on Splitcoast where I had to make a sample using the challenge colors, and THAT was a challenge too. Sometimes you just stamp and the cards pop out and you love them, and other times you make, remake, and remake again. Such a night had I. I am defeated. :) Ready to lay my head down on the pillow and dream of days where mojo is plentiful. Not today. Oh well, it is what it is. Until next time, happy stamping everyone!!

18 comments:

Chrissy said...

I just found your blog at Michelle Zindorfs blog, and I am so glad I did. This is stunning. If your mojo is sad at the moment then I am in for an incredible treat when it comes back.So beautiful.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Peggy said...

Gorgeous vintage card Karen! You definitely brought the cupcake to life!

"Michey" said...

Oh man, I am so smitten with this card! I adore the embossing on the frosting and the crimped cupcake wrapper. So creative! Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol Dee said...

That has to be th emost elehgant cupcake I have ever seen. LOVE it! Also saw you on Michelle Z's blog.
That must have been fun. :) Hugs...

Annette said...

Karen, your card is gorgeous. I love the vintage look you gave it.
Thanks for sharing.
~ Annette

Jen Timko said...

Truly, Karen, your mojo seems well intact!! But I do understand when a card is just a struggle to complete. :-) I love your ribbon/bow, as always, and the use of your pearls and flowers is perfect.

Heidi Baks said...

Another beautiful card, Karen! I love the seam binding looking all distressed. Did you do anything special, or just crumple it up?

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Perfect proportions.. and really looks like you could eat it!!! Very nice!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card, but would really like to say thank you for the suggestion of using the crimper for the cupcake. Why didn't I ever think of that - so easy and so effective.

Thanks, Connie

Anonymous said...

Love, love that cupcake card!!!! Can't wait to case it.
gloria

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great job with all the texture on this one Karen, looks great!

Kathleen said...

What's not to like, my friend? The details are delicious and the overall effect is wonderful. Though it may feel like your mojo is missing, I disagree. Although I'm sorry it didn't come together the way you wanted, I still say that your card is beautiful and fun.

Kathleen said...

What's not to like, my friend? The details are delicious and the overall effect is wonderful. So while you may feel like your mojo is gone, I disagree. I'm sorry that the card didn't turn out like you wanted, but I still say that your card is beautiful and fun!

Hi, Karen. I've tried to post this several times but it keeps bouncing. Sorry if you get this more than once. Kathy Miller

Wanda Cullen said...

What an awesome cupcake!! Looks like you had plenty of mojo for this...love all the texture, pearls and flowers you added!

Julia Aston said...

what a great giant cupcake Karen!

marilynprestonn said...

Very pretty textures Karen. Love the blue cupcake of course. Love to visit here from time to time. Fine work. :)Peggy

Anonymous said...

Love love this card and your others too, but I could just dive into that cupcake icing. LOL

I want to subscribe to your blog but didn't see a place for it.

I don't have a Google account.

Sally in Georgia, USA
sallyeidson@yahoo.com

kristyleesworld said...

This is a fab cupcake card! I love the colors and how you decorated it! Makes me want to order the cupcake die now, :)
All your cards are so wonderful!
Wishing you inky fingers and Happy Stampin'

~Kristy~
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