Cupcake Inspirations Surprise Sweetie

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Morning, friends!  I'm super excited to be here today as a Surprise Sweetie with the Cupcake Inspirations crew!
They've cooked up a springlike palette to wet your creative appetites this week.  The above is how I was inspired.
I started this card by trimming the bottom of a piece of green, polka dot, patterned paper with both strips of orange circles and soft green, triangles, patterned, papers.  The latter was stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "Congratulations" sentiment.
A quartet of die-cut, from Whisper White cardstock, clouds were strategically placed in the top portion of the prepped piece, before anchoring everything, to a piece of White cardstock, with a white-threaded, machine-stitch frame.  The stork, balloons, and baby bundle were all black-embossed on watercolor paper; watercolored; die-cut; and adhered, in their respective positions, with foam tape.
Before adhering the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the White, cardstock, card face, a length of white string was wrapped around it, just above the stamped sentiment, and tied, in a bow, near the left edge to complete the look.
Here's your Challenge 352 graphic to get you off and running in the right direction...
but be sure to stop by that same challenge link above to see how the Design Team was inspired, as well as to get all of your challenge details.  Thanks to Naki and the entire Cupcake Inspirations Design Team for having me this week!  This is one of my all-time favorite challenge blogs, ya'll, and one of the first places I turn for creative inspiration.  I'll be right back here, bright and early tomorrow morning, with a beautiful, inspiration photo from The Challenge.  Until then, thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful start to your weeks!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Special Delivery (Avery Elle) Paper: White (Wplus9); Whisper White & orange circles (SU!); green polka dot (Elle's Studio); soft green triangles (Fancy Pants); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: watermark (VersaMark); Jet Black (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Special Delivery Elle-ments die (Avery Elle); Rainbow & Clouds die ('Lil Inker); Big Shot (Sizzix); watercolors (Kuretake); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); black embossing powder (SU!); white string (Hobby Lobby)

16 comments:

Karen B. said...

Fabulous way to incorporate these colors into such a cutie pie card!

~amy~ said...

This card is DARLING.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cute! LOVING that stork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful sweet card with lovely color, Jinny!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love these cute images and I love the green/mint!

KimCreate said...

Adorable card! I've got my eye on this stamp set! You used it beautifully.

Leslie said...

So sweet!! LOVE the colors and the image!!!

Tracy said...

Too cute! Great layout and love the softness of your watercolor. Hugs!

Team Clark said...

Such a precious design and lovely color combo! This is sweet as pie!

Lisa said...

Oh golly is this ever SWEET!! Love the pretty greens and pop of orange!

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful and happy card this is! I love your watercolours!

Charlene said...

I agree with Amy, DARLING!!!

Call me Naki said...

my goodness Jinny, this is just adorable, I can just stare at it for hours! I love your coloring, and all the patterned papers you used are just perfect together! Thank you so much for being our surprise sweetie this week, it was an honor having you!!! (big fan here...*LOL*)
Naki

Sandy said...

Fabulous baby card! Love it.
-Sandy, Cupcake Inspiration DT

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jinny, your card is absolutely adorable!! So excited to have you as our Surprise Sweetie this week at Cupcake Inspirations!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sweet baby card Jinny. Love the images... great stitching!