Happy Saturday! :-) I hope you all had a wonderful (and safe) Fourth of July! We enjoyed a quiet day here just with our family. Our littlest munchkin is now old enough to really enjoy everything...the games, food, & fireworks...so it was especially fun watching him really experience these things for the first time! :-)
Today's OCC challenge is a Sketch created by Jennifer Meyer (Jennifer's Sweet Designs). Today is also Charmine's birthday...and a few of her friends are throwing her a Virtual Birthday Party! I'm bringing...you guessed it...the cupcakes!!! :-) You can see more of the virtual party fun at the following blogs:
Jackie P. http://www.thescallopededge.typepad.com/
I was inspired by the "lemony" color and the beautiful red flowers. The colors also were a perfect match to some paper I've been wanting to use! I just received a package from a very sweet friend of mine, Tosh, and it contained some of the prettiest papers I have ever seen! Some are from brands that I'm familiar with...but she also included papers from a couple of companies that I had not heard of before. The paper I used here is from 29th Street Market (Bouncy Ball paper)...and let me tell you it is sooo pretty...and the weight and texture is just fantastic!! You will definitely be seeing more creations with gorgeous patterned paper in the near future!
I chose to use this fun swirly cupcake from Inkadinkado's Clear Cupcake set (one of my all-time favorite cupcake sets). After stamping it in Memento Rich Chocolate ink, I colored it in using my Copic markers. Because I then added someDiamond Glazeto the frosting for a shiny and dimensional look. The cupcake liner is paper pieced using the same rich burgundy Prism cardstock as I used for the frame (made with my rectangle Nestabilities) and card base. I added some vellum behind the cupcake so that my cupcake would show up better but not cover up as much of the patterned paper. For the Celebrate! "flag", I just hand drew a little wavy flag and cut it out.
Make sure to check out the OCC blog to see all the cards the designers created...they are all gorgeous!!
Oh...I just have to add that Michelle (owner of Stamper's Dream) is now offering FREE shipping to all orders over $75!!! Wooohoo!!! I love it when I get a good deal on shipping!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!!
Recipe Stamps:Cupcake Clear set (Inkadinkado) Paper:Prism c.s., Vellum c.s., 29th Street Market patterned paper (Bouncy Ball) Ink: Rich Chocolate Memento ink, Burgundy, Creamy Caramel Other:Copic markers, Rectangle Nestabilities, Brad, Hemp, Diamond Glaze, Sakura Stardust pen