Friday, October 21, 2011

Oops I Did It Again ...

I might not be a Britney Spears fan but that song came to mind with this card.  What did I do again?  I made another card with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge sketch, it wasn't really a mistake, I woke up this morning and just knew I had to create a bright fun card with the now retired Ice Cream Parlor ribbons and buttons!

I usually don't do bright cards, but I do love seeing bright cards.  I am really happy with the way this card has turned out, the Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo are so bright and cheery, just perfect for a cheery birthday card don't you think?  I used the Cup Cake Punch and ran the 'icing' through the elegant lines embossing folder and sponged some Melon Mambo over it to give some swirls in the icing.  The cupcake is finished off by a cute little cherry and layered onto a star-burst punched out of the Fancy Flower Punch that I re- punched slightly off-set.

I posted a picture of this card and then started thinking maybe it could do with 'a little more', more what I wasn't sure, but I thought the Daffodil Delight was a bit plain, bright but plain.  I wanted to add something to it to give it some texture, I then remembered that in the Short and Sweet stamp set there is a cute little itsy bitsy cupcake, how perfect to stamp in both VersaMark and Daffodil Delight to make two shades of colour.  I then added some sponging to the edges of the card - I love sponging.

Hope you like this entry into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, I am off to do some washing then back for some more creativity.

Happy Stamping


  1. Sweet as a cupcake:) Love how the buttons match the border! Glad you did it again!

  2. This is such a fun and happy card! I love the Ice Cream Parlor accents. Glad you did it again and joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. What a fabulous idea to use the Elegant Lines embossing folder to make the swirly bits on the cupcake. Thanks for joining us again at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Look at you go! Another great card Monique!

  5. Another fantastic card using this weeks sketch. Manique!

  6. Oh my, your cupcake is the cutest ... love your bright and cheery card Monique!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  7. Adorable and very "fresh"! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!


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