{Cupcake Inspirations} Reminder!

Hello there friends!  Hoping that you had a fabulous weekend!  Alhtough it has been really hot over my way lately, I enjoyed spending a bit of time with hubby going out for a cold Starbucks frozen treat and time at the park.  What is something that you enjoy as part of your Summers?  In this crazy time right now, it seems we’re having to come up with different situations than we have in the past.


Today I’m sharing with you another project and reminder for our current {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge…have you joined in the fun with us yet?!  Check out the original post and where to add your creation by CLICKING HERE.


For my card here, I’ve pulled out another Stampin’ Up! set that has been a favorite of mine and I think it’s from a previous year Sale-a-bration set along with the embossing folder in the background behind it.  The stamp set is called “Blossoming Basket”.

I have used the 3D “basket weave” embossing folder to emboss the white background, but before putting it through the embossing machine, I’ve taken an ink pad and inked up the folder to add the color to the background design.

I’ve also taken the “Hardwood” background stamp from Stampin’ Up! and inked it up over a piece of kraft cardstock and then used some brown ink around the edges of it and a cut strip for the bottom portion of my card to create the table area for the basket to set on.  The sentiment as well as the banner strip and the scallop kraft layer were from My Favorite Things products and then I layered everything over an A2 sized top folding yellow card base.


Here’s a closer look at the image and how I’ve colored it in with my Copic markers.

I ended up fussy cutting out the images with my scissors and attaching them to the card design.  I stamped the basket image a couple of different times and cut out extra flowers to place next to the basket and another set of flowers were popped up over the original image with foam tape.  I only used glue in the center of the butterfly to lift up the wings.

I added a twine bow to the basket along with some pearls in the center of the flowers along with the top corner of the design.


I hope you’ve been inspired by my creation today in some way and that you are inspired to pull out your flowers and pearls and/or sequins to play along with us too!

There have been some really amazing beauties entered so far and I look forward to seeing some more this week too!  So check it out here – CIC497 (And don’t forget that we’re partnering with the team over at Double Trouble papercrafting challenge as well!)

Speaking of which…I have some challenges I’d like to enter my card for:

  1.  Double Trouble –  I used the tic-tac-toe board in 2 ways:  emboss, insect, sponging and also insect, flowers, woodgrainTicTacToe Puzzle (larger)Challenge #61 TicTacToe Puzzle
  2. Pearly Sparkles – 3 of a Kind (3 pearls and flowers)
  3. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC279 All About OccasionsWWC279 - Helen's Challenge All About Occasions
  4. Allsorts – Beginning with a “B” (basket and butterfly)
  5. Cute Card Thursday – Not Square (rectangle card)
  6. Creative fingers – Anything Goes


37 thoughts on “{Cupcake Inspirations} Reminder!

  1. You have clearly worked your magic once again in the way you inked up that embossing folder to give the basket weave design a fabulous look to coordinate with the basket of flowers! This is such a beautiful card and every little detail is just amazing! Gorgeous!


  2. Your textures are just incredible on this pretty floral masterpiece, Vicki! The basket weave paired with the wood tone look especially great! Hoping you are doing well. love, de


  3. I just love the lattice Vicki and so glad you explained how you did it because before I read your post I just stared at it wondering..real;ly gorgeous and fabulous design, I l;ove your basket of yellow roses and the seet butterfly, beautiful card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  4. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love this embossing folder…wonder why I never ordered it? Hmmm…. thanks for always inspiring me, and sometimes enabling me! Lol… hugs!


  5. This is so cute! I love the pearls in the center of the flowers and the weave background! We’re so glad you shared this with Double Trouble! And it was fun partnering up! 🙂


  6. Vicki – love your interpretation of our Double Trouble challenge! Such clever use of the embossing folder, too! Having the card base match the color of your flowers really draws the focus to your beautifully colored stamped image!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us this week!!! -Donna


  7. I have everything to make this card myself – and what an inspiration it is. Love how you did the embossing folder – again I have never inked up my embossing folder but on my list to try. And the coloring on the flowers is beautiful and really like that you sit the basket on a table. Great job.


  8. Oh my goodness – this is awesome! The basket weave background with the coloured sections is a perfect setting for your beautiful basket with the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble 🙂


  9. Stunning card. the inking of the basket weave folder really brings out the 3D effect, and the flowers are beautiful too. Thanks for joining us at the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this month, hope to see you again soon, Claire DT


  10. Wow, Vicki, what a beautiful weave background you created with your embossing folder. I love everything about your card, so well laid out and great image, coloring and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.


  11. Great texture from the weave embossing folder and what a pretty basket of flowers and the colour combination is fabulous x.


  12. This is just spectacular! That embossing folder is to die for! and your coloring is spot on. thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.


  13. This is just spectacular! That embossing folder is to die for! and your coloring is spot on. thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.


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