Color Combo for {Cupcake Inspirations}

Hello friends!  I hope that you’ve had a very pleasant weekend!  I enjoyed spending some time visiting with my son for his birthday as I haven’t seen him for a while, so it was nice to laugh with him.  If you haven’t checked out the card I made for his birthday, check out my last post for the blog hop along with a video I shared!


Today starts a brand new challenge over at the {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge blog!  We are Playing with a fun color combination this time using the colors: Lime, Pink and Green It’s not only a yummy cupcake, but yummy colors too!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Here’s my take with the colors for my first card for the challenge:

For some reason, the first thing I thought of was gnomes!  So I grabbed this really adorable Gnome Matter What clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps and colored up that gnome and frog pair!  I fussy cut them out and made a grassy hill for them to sit on by ink blending a panel that was spritzed with water and then cutting it out with a mushroom border die from Lawn Fawn.

I also used the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper pack in the pink shade for the background behind the grassy hill which I stamped the sentiment over and gently rubbed some more pink pastel over it.

The entire panel was cut out with my fave Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from MFT and layered over a bright pink A2 sized top folding card base.

A closer look at the images, you can see how I’ve got them colored up with Copics, but I’ve also added the usual details to the images with a white gel pen for the gnome’s cheeks and flower center.  I went over the flower with a glitter brush pen.  I’ve also added some dots to his shirt with a metallic green gel pen and then went over his buckle with a gold gel pen.

I’ve just attached the gnome with liquid glue, but I’ve used foam tape to pop up the frog pair and then I’ve added some more dots with the white and green metallic gel pens and then went over their eyes with glossy accents for shine.

I think maybe this is a fantastic message for all of us right now.  That gnome looks pretty chill!😉

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and will stop in over the {Cupcake Inspirations} blog to check out what the rest of the design team has for inspiration with these colors too!  Looking forward to seeing your makes!

Thanks for joining me today friends and I’ll be seeing you soon!


  1.  Love to Scrap – LTSCB137 Anything Goes September
  2. Crafty Catz – #518 Anything Goes optional:  gems and/or glitter
  3. Creative Craft Cottage – Include an animal (frogs)
  4. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring

34 thoughts on “Color Combo for {Cupcake Inspirations}

  1. Such a fun card, Vicki! I love the gnome and bright colors, but my favorite element is those goofy adorable frogs!! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Brilliant fun card,the gnome and his frog friends are fabulous,your card made me smile this morning,thanks for that


  3. This is such fun card with that adorable gnome. Love your volouring and background.
    You did a great job with the hard colour challenge.
    xxx Margreet

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  4. How cute are those frogs with the gnome? They go together so well, and I love your coloring of them all. Nice shading in the sky for the sentiment too!. Thanks for the smiles today 🙂

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  5. Ha ha, what a cute sweet fun card Vicki, love the pink sky and that little gnome coloured beautifully and his froggy friends sitting close by, such a happy card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Love, love, LOVE that gnome (some of my fav creatures), Vicki, and even more those silly frogs! Fab idea to add the pops of pink – so delightfully unexpected.


  7. What a fun card, full of colour and positivity. Love the gnome and those and the fun frogs, along with the bit of bling x So glad you caught up with your son and had a laugh Vicki x.


  8. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx


  9. He is adorable. The frogs too of course. Nice details with the polka dot shirt – and of course love the color combo. How exciting to visit your son. I can’t imagine the day when my girls will be gone and I’ll have to wait for visits.


  10. Wow this is fabulous!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT


  11. Well, I’d say you did a fabulous job using these colors, Vicki! Thanks for sharing your card iwht us at Colour Crazy, and good luck! 🙂

    ~Marie B -DT


  12. How in the world did I skip over this one as gnomes are my favorite thing right now. I know too many stamps and just not enough time. I have really cut back on my household chores but still not enough time. This gnome makes me smile – and his two little friends (the frogs) are too cute. OK now I think I am going to go color two gnomes I have stamped.


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