Friday, March 6, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #58


Happy Friday! :D Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE Fridays? Oh yeah...I have...like a hundred times! Haha! My hubby is off snowboarding so I woke up SUPER EARLY so that I could make his lunch and help him get ready to go. He won't be getting home until pretty late which means I have lots of time to clean and stamp! Yippee! Ok...not yippee that he is gone but yippee that I can get some stuff done. Anyway, it's Cupcake Friday and I am super excited about today's card!

This week's sketch actually looked REALLY tricky. If you don't believe me, go check it out for yourself! Hehe! Anyway, once I sat down and started thinking about what I wanted to do I found that it came together really easily. When I showed the sketch to Nick he said "It looks like a window." Lightbulb moment (Thank you Nick!)! :D I pulled my Upsy Daisy set and created a window look! I just love the look that a split image can bring to a card so that is what I decided to do.

To get the look I wanted I stamped the image and heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. I wanted it to stand out so I made it glittery...mmmm...glitter! Hehe! I then cut it to the size I wanted and then split the image into a 3x3 array (that would be one of our 2nd grade math terms)! :) After putting the image back together like a puzzle I then proceeded to glue the little squares down onto a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock. I wanted a little more detail in the upper right hand corner so I punched a butterfly with my Martha Stewart punch, added some rhinestones to the middle of it's body, and glued it down. As for the rest of my card, the base of my card is Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and the fabulous To the Nines Specialty dsp. I was originally going to include my sentiment on the bottom of the card but it ended up being much too big and I couldn't get the look I wanted so I left it off. Instead I added some of my favorite Chocolate Chip ribbon and called it good! There is a sentiment on the inside that says "you're on my mind" so I can't exactly call it a "blank inside" card (hehe...just a little Brian Regan joke for ya...if you don't know what I am talking about just ask)!

Well, that's it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it. Now, before you scamper off, make sure you check out Taylor's blog as well as this week's Featured Sampler. This week Taylor choose Broni Holcombe! Oh my word...let me just say that she is one fantastically talented stamper! You will not want to miss her blog!

Want to see more? Sure you do! Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous Cupcake Samplers! They're sure to be great!

Jami Sibley: More is More
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Vicki Chrisman: This Art That Makes Me Happy
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Wait! Don't leave yet! I have one more thing to mention and it is IMPORTANT!

The Taylored Expressions First Birthday Bash Sweepstakes

Taylor is celebrating the First Birthday of the Taylored Expressions Store and she wants to invite you to the party! The festivities will last all weekend long with games and prizes on her blog!

There will be drawings for Party Favor Packages for three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a different package given away each day. PLUS on Monday there will be a Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner drawn from all the orders placed at the Taylored Expressions Store from Thursday through Sunday. In order to enter today's drawing all you have to do is participate in the TECC sketch by Sunday night!


19 comments:

Sherrie said...

Very pretty and elegant card...love the colors you chose too!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is lovely Steph!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Stephanie!! It's one of my very favorite color combos, and the iridescence (sp?) of the flowers is just amazing!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning creation! I just love how this image looks in a window pane effect. The colors are oh so yummy!

Jami said...

Lovely Steph - so serene! And love the sparkle of the ep!

Taylor said...

Oooh...gorgeous Steph! Great color combo and choice of image for this sketch! And I love how your daisies are sparkly!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Steph! Love tha tflower image from SU! and the colors are great. TFS!

Steph K (booga3) said...

SO elegant and classy, Steph! Love the close-up view!

Jessica said...

Beautiful job Steph, this card is beautiful!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!

Kathy Kelsheimer said...

Hi Steph, This card is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm definitely going to try making it. Blessings (and "happy snowboarding" to hubby!)

Vicki C said...

Oh.. my absolute favorite color combo! LOVE you card! Great take on the sketch!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

Terri E. said...

The sparkly flowers are to die for! I am on a Martha butterfly punch hunt.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Doris Snyder said...

Gorgeous card...and hope you don't mind but I linked the card on my blog
so my readers could check it (& your work) out. Amazing stuff here!

Kathryn said...

SO BEAUTIFUL -- love the Upsy Daisy stamp-- wonderful card! :)

itsabrt said...

Wow this is beautiful, I love the flowers and the colors !!

Donna said...

wow, this came out so nice!! love your sidebar titles, by the way!

Amy said...

Gorgeous Steph. I love the shimmery colours.. stunning!