Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me! It's been a fun weekend playing with my new stamps called Sprinkles of Life that I got in my preview box from Stampin' Up! One of the great things about this stamp set is it has a coordinating punch which makes layering so much simpler. It's so much fun to play with something when you have not seen the stamps used everyplace, and you just have to use your imagination. I did a close up of the card (but you have to excuse my photography. I cannot get my camera to focus clearly anymore. Time to replace it I guess) I used two techniques for the focal point. For the frosting on the cupcake, I inked my stamp with Daffodil Delight, and then I pounced Melon Mambo, and Tempting Turquoise on it using Stampin Write markers, to give it a sprinkled effect. I thought the white background was a little stark, so I used a technique that I came up with a while back using a bath scrunchie that I dipped in the ink pad and gave a quick blot on the white paper. Gives a delicate sprinkled look, but not overpowering.
I did look for a little inspiration for my card, and it started with this photo of the donuts that was to inspire us at The Pink Elephant Challenge #298. Then I chose a layout from the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge Best of 200. For their challenge this week she said we could choose from any of the past sketches they had, and I chose #188. Seize the Birthday Challenge this week was to Use the Negative, so I cut out the center of the card, and mounted my cupcake in the negative space. My color scheme came from Pals Paper Arts Challenge #251, and I chose my paper from the Sweet Taffy DSP.
So, that's my card for today, and I have to get back to playing with my new stamps and paper, and ribbon etc, so I will have more to share tomorrow. Come back and see what I've made.