Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage-ish Sweet Peas...

Here are sweet-peas, on tip-toe for a flight, With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things, To bind them all about with tiny rings. -John Keats

This week's Cupcake Inspiration was a Vintage Flower Cupcake by Cotton Candy Bakeshop, I took the colors of the cupcake and toned them down for my card. I thought the flower frosting looked like a Sweet Pea so I grabbed my Favorite Flourishes stamp set Sweet Peas and got to work...with the Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss card stock my card turned less vintage and more...well 80's bathroom?

Overall...despite the temptation to put out seashell prints and hang a shower curtain I do like the way the card turned out...I went pretty simple for the inside...just threw in the saying from the stamp set and added some 2nd Gen stamped Sweet Peas...

Stamps: Sweet Peas (Flourishes)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Brocade Blue (SU)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Misc: Stardust Stickles, MSCrafts ribbon, Pearls, Hat Pin Embellishment

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #63:
Taylored Expressions Sketch #117:
Paper Sundaes Sketch:
Sundays with Chrissy: Relish to Embellish
Meljen Designs: Sparkle, Glitter, Bling
My Time to Craft: Xtra Special (This stamp set makes Everything Xtra Special!)


  1. Man I really am not an observant person lately. Didn't notice the challenge cupcakes were on another site. oops

  2. LOL an 80's bathroom.. too funny.
    But your card is just lovely- those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  3. Is that a hat pin? Fabulous!

  4. Your card is beautiful, the 80's bathroom cracked me up... and after you mentioned it, I could see it, but if you hadn't mentioned it, it would never have come to mind LOL... Love the pearl detail along the scalloped edge, fantastic finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  5. Ahhh, this is pretty. You never mind about the bathroom. Altho, I have never seen an 80s bathroom, all my houses have been built in the 70s. Now THAT would make one fugly card! LOL!

  6. So pretty! I love all the sparkle :)
    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Paper Sundaes :)

  7. Simply beautiful! Love the pearls and glitter and the pin is perfect!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Sparkle, Glitter, Bling challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  8. Gorgeous! Love the Sweet Peas, you colored them so beautifully.

  9. Gorgeous card! Love to see how you used the sketch, and the sparklies and colours are very pretty. Glad you played along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  10. This is beautiful, love it!

  11. work of art!!!! beautiful!!!
    i know i am a bit late, but Thanks for playing with us, on the MelJen's designs challenge. Good Luck!

  12. Oh Dear that sparkling on your flowers caught my eyes...so adorable card....great take on the 2 sketch challenge..how can you made 2 sketch being one card oh so clever...I just follow the Paper Sundaes challenge too..would you mind to see my blog...my card is number 36, many thanks before, hugs, Monika

  13. Beautiful, inside and out. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o)

  14. This is so beautiful, wow! Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!

  15. Oh wow, this is just so sweet! Love the glitter, and your coloring is just fantastic!

  16. 80s bathroom, lol, no, this is way prettier than that! ;) Wish I could make flower cards like you do, soooo pretty!


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