Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Morning, y'all!  I'm back with another sweet card for a dear friend of mine who you might have guessed, from the photo below, is expecting.  This is her first baby, and I wanted to mail her a little something to help her remember to enjoy each and every day.
I started this card by trimming the right side of a piece of ombre, patterned paper with a strip of polka dot, patterned paper.  I then secured the duo, to the Oatmeal, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches and wrapped the connection between the two with a length of Frosting seam binding ribbon, tied, in a double bow, near the top of the card face.
A multicolored, stripe, journaling card was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the repeated, "Enjoy Each Day" sentiment, as well as with the confetti dots and stars, which I colored in with black ink and glittered.  A gold-threaded, straight, machine-stitch frame preps it for the card face to which it was adhered with foam tape, and a bunch of sequin blooms and gold stars drive home the confetti theme.
I then added a die-cut, from gold cardstock, "Joy" in the journaling space on the card, as well as a Cameo-cut, from Black cardstock, pregnant lady silhouette, just to the left of it.
The silhouette was dressed with a Cameo-cut, from a multi-colored, floral, patterned paper, dress and carries a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Oatmeal cardstock and hand-cut, little bear.  I added some soft shadowing and a pink tummy with pencils, but the sun has washed the look of that.  It's such a bummer, too, because I colored that bear three times trying to get it just right.  Sigh.
Further inspiration for this card came from Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge #300: Confetti.
This is the final challenge in Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge Celebration, but all three challenges you've seen here run until March 14, 2015.  So, you still have plenty of time to get in on all the fun and earn yourself the opportunity to win one of three HUGE prize packages with $600 worth of prizes from 30 generous sponsors, including our very own Paper Sweeties Shoppe.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by my little corner of the web!  I so appreciate all your visits and sweet comments.  Have a wonderful rest of your week, friends!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Party Time, You Make Me Smile, & I Love You (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Oatmeal & Black (Wplus9); gold (Bazzill); all patterned (MME) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Joy die, Frosting seam binding ribbon, & Sweet{heart} Mix & Green Apple sequins (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Pregnant Fashion Silhouette cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Dazzling Diamonds (SU!)

24 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What a gorgeous card!! I wish I'd looked so sassy when I was expecting! I love the paper pieced dress!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the pattern on her dress!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great silhouette and perfect use for the Joy die, who says it's just for Christmas?! Great card!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with silhouette in beautiful dress! Love the joy die, stitching, and pretty bow!:-)

Annette Allen said...

what an awesome cool card.. i love the silhouette and all the bling... you rocked it

Ashley Horton said...

So fun Jinny!! The colors are great and the die cute image is so cute!

KimCreate said...

So pretty and so much yummyness to gaze upon!

Kara Lynne said...

I absolutely love the paper piecing and the message of your card! It's beautiful!

Tina said...

wow this is so beautiful, such lovely details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations 300th challenge celebration

Tina
sweetie dt

Lisa said...

That is a terrific silhouette! Pretty card Jinny, so many great details. Your friend is going to love this!!

Linda R said...

What a wonderful card. She is going to love it..

Hugs~

Nance E Salkeld said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the silhouette against the white bear and your "confetti"! Thanks for playing in our 300th challenge at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT Sweetie

Kimberly Kett said...

GORGEOUS card!!

Nina Dee said...

Wow! I love what you've done with all these great colors and patterns! I'm so glad you've been having fun with our 300th Challenge Celebration! Can't wait to see what you create next :)

Nora N. said...

This is BRILLIANT!! I love how you used that patterned paper. I am in AWE!!!

Diane said...

Very fun details and design.

Hugs Diane

Sharon Fritchman said...

Congrats to Cupcake Inspirations for their 300th challenge! You ROCKEd it my friend! This card is absolutely adorable! And congrats to your friend who is expecting, too. I bed she absolutely loved this wonderful and creative card!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!! I love all the colors :-)

Tracy said...

Keee-ute! I love her paper pieced dress and the fun bling you've added. Hugs!

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful card! LOVE that baby belly!!

Indy said...

This is such a wonderful card! Thank you so much for joining us for our 300th challenge!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

Leanne said...

I just adore this card! So pretty!!

Tracey said...

Fabulous card.....love the silhouette!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Jinny. Love that silhouette image with the pretty dress. The gold stitching looks awesome.