Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cupcake Inspired Bird...

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. ~Mark Twain

OK, I'll be honest, I do not like this the spirit of this blog, which is to show my process and truth of my cardmaking, I am going to show it anyway. My excuse is pain meds and pain and too much sleep...but really I am embarrassed to admit how much time I put into this card! It started last night and I have Just finished it tonight at 10 pm...obviously there were a few naps in between, but this has got to be the longest I have ever stared at one card!

I am not sure what it is I don't like...technically speaking it should be has embossing, highlighting with ink, chipboard, stickles, Zva Swirls, pretty ribbon, but something is just Off about it!

I was inspired by the colors and textures of the cupcake and background cloth, as well as the watermark...LOL, funny, but true...that is why I chose the script embossing folder!

Stamps: Sentiment by Unity
Paper: Ruby Res, Blush Blossom (SU,) Shimmery Gold (?)
Ink: Sugar Candy (Elzybells,) Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Taffeta Ribbon, Martha Stewart Satin Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Zva Crystal Flourish, Basic Grey Chipboard, Crystal Dots, Loop Edger

I'd love to have you play along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week...make sure and use keyword CIC23 on public Galleries and link back to Mr Linky on THIS post so we can all see what You were inspired by, I'll post the Top 5 next week!


  1. Rachel this is pretty. I love the bird and the Zva Swirls (so sparkly) and of course that "Loopy" punch - Yep, I used it too. How fun that you were also inspired by the "watermark".
    Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I am coming down with an end of the summer cold so am not feeling so sharp myself. Get Well Soon.

  2. Very beautiful card, Rachel! I love the embossed background and very pretty bird! Love how you was inspired by the watermark too!
    Hope you will feel better soon! Sorry you was not feeling good...

  3. I think it's pretty Rachel, pretty bird, and I love the swirl and embossed background...that watermark IS great! Love the font! (me and my fonts, lol) Sorry you haven't been feeling well, hope it doesn't last long. ~Hugs

  4. I'm so behind on you blogs! Sorry to hear you've been struck again. I'm amazed that you can create at all. When I'm not feeling well, NOTHING gets done! You did great! Hang in there.

  5. Hope you are feeling better. I like the swirls and bling.

  6. LOVE this! Love the chipboard birdie! Woot! Use those up girlie. And that bling flourish -yummo! Hugs

  7. Well, maybe once you're off meds you'll see it with fresh eyes, cause we all love it! I love the fun look to it with at bit of chic! Beautiful card!!!

  8. You're too hard on yourself! This is adorable, Rachel! And I LOVE that you used the Script Cuttlebug folder because of the watermark!

  9. I think you're nuts - this turned out great!!


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