Friday, August 29, 2014

I Never Met a Cupcake...

I combined several challenges for today's card: Color My Heart: Lagoon, Sorbet, and Flaxen; CAS(E) this Sketch #90; and Heart2Heart: Inspired by Food.

The stamps are from a retired CTMH set called A Chocolate Affair.  I stamped the cupcake in Versamark and then used chalk to color.  Remember chalk?  I hardly pull it out any more, but it was perfect to color this little cupcake.  The sentiment actually reads, "I never met a CHOCOLATE I didn't like," so I stamped the top line in white and the bottom line in black. see that cool marbling effect.  Here's how I did that.  I set the lid of my Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad right on top of my card.  And it wasn't on purpose.  What's a girl to do but add a whole bunch more and pretend it was the plan all along?  I even added a touch of black sponging around the edges of the top panel to increase deception.

Background paper is CTMH Chalk It Up, Baker's Twine and colored chalk is Stampin' Up!, Q-tips for applying chalk from Johnson 'n Johnson. :)

Time for crit group.  Depending on what they think of my synopsis for "Valley of Shadows" I may need to make consolation cupcakes later today.

Until next time,


  1. I never met a cupcake I didn't like either! I love your story about the marbling! Happens here all the time! My scrap room is such a mess, I'm constantly placing things where they don't belong and then getting into trouble! Hope things go well for you today and they are celebratory cupcakes!!
    Great card ~~ as always!!

  2. I love this card, it brought a smile to my face. TFS!

  3. Oh, I love that colorful cupcake taking the spot-light!

  4. Clever, and awesome!! Love the cupcake - looks good enough to eat!! Love the backgrounds - both are awesome. The cupcake sure makes a yummy focal point!! Way to go!!

  5. Oh, this totally makes me smile! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  6. Very pretty! Love your card :)
    Thanks for playing at H2H


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