Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #42

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Evening, y'all!  I'm super blessed to have the opportunity to join the Paper Sweeties Design Team for the next couple of months.  Woohoo!  And because we're just an hour away from a new month in my neck of the woods, that means we've got a fabulous, new, inspiration photo up to inspire your creative time this month.  Here's how I was inspired.
I started this card by piecing a trio of color-coordinating prints on the White, cardstock, card face and anchoring them all with brown-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
After adhering a little, scalloped, white, frame ephemera in the center of the design, I topped it with a homemade tag, stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "You Make Life Sweet" sentiment.  I then white-embossed the cupcake and its flower topper on watercolor paper; watercolored them both; die-cut them with the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies; and adhered them, just above the sentiment, with foam tape.  The wrapper of the cupcake was also stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, over the watercoloring, with the lines; and although its not showing up here, the frosting was covered with a bit of clear Wink of Stella just for a little shine.
The tag itself was topped with a bit of Debbie's scrumptious, Mint, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and embellished with a couple of white-embossed, watercolored, and die-cut leaves, as well as a lone pearl.
A "THINKING OF YOU", phrase die cut completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes, as well as their Work It Wednesday Challenge: Use Something Pastel...
and Inspired by All the Little Things' Challenge #8.
Here's this month's Inspiration Challenge #42 to get you off and running in the right direction.  I have to admit that I was struggling a bit with this palette, but as soon as I saw Lesley's graphic above, I knew that the leafy and ribbon elements just needed a kiss of peach.  Yum!
Thanks so much for peeking in!  Be sure to stop by the rest of my temporary teammies' blogs, as well as the challenge link above to get all of your challenge details; and because I'm signing off a little early to get a jump-start on the weekend, have a fabulous weekend, loves!  Hope to see you all right back here again first thing next week.  Hugs!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Emily Frasier
Jeri Thomas 
Jinny Newlin - *April Guest Designer* (You're here!)
April Guest Designer: Marsha Drain

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Make Today Beautiful & Sending Sweet Thoughts (Paper Sweeties) Paper: White (Paper Studio); plaid (American Crafts); leaf & polka dot (Fancy Pants); floral (Webster's Pages); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!); watermark (VersaMark) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Party Time & Sending Sweet Thoughts Sweet Cuts dies & Mint seam binding ribbon (Paper Sweeties); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); pearl (Paper Studio); white embossing powder (Ranger); clear Wink of Stella (Zig); scalloped frame & "THINKING OF YOU" arrow (Jen Hadfield)

16 comments:

Maria said...

It's so great to have you guest designing this month, Jinny! Your card is very lovely with all the layers, sweet cupcake and pretty ribbon treatment!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh it's lovely!! Great watercolouring Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that cupcake!!!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is so gorgeous, Jinny!

Team Clark said...

Such a fabulous design, Jinny! The layering is perfect, as is your blend of pattern and adorable focal point! Hugs, Autumn

Debbie said...

So beautiful, Jinny! Love the mint green seam binding and adorable cupcake! Full of sweetness and oh-so adorable! Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us in April at Paper Sweeties :)

Jeri said...

What a truly amazing card, Jinny. The patterns and papers are just gorgeous.

Teresa Kline said...

hello Jinny! super sweet card, luv the details and the gorgoeus bow! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

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Anya said...

GORGEOUS! Do you mind if I go ahead and scraplift it... right now?! Love it!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Jinny - be still my heart! Your card is absolutely stunning!!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the "stuff" you've added.. and you are a master of the crinkly bow! Did I say gorgeous? This makes my eyes happy!

Lynn said...

Beautiful. The creams, peaches and greens together are stunning Jinny!

Tracy said...

The warm colors are so pretty. it's like you topped off a real cupcake with that pretty ribbon. Hugs!

laurie said...

What an awesome card! I love that gorgeous bow!

Miriam Prantner said...

That cupcake is so sweet and perfect! Love the bow too!

Leslie said...

This card is amazing and beautiful!!! Love the colors, the ribbon and the cupcake!!