Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 347

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hello lovelies, Happy Valentine's day!
It's time for a new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is STAMPlorations!

Perfect theme for today! :-)
My card was totally inspired by these lovely cupcakes!
Here is my take!

If you follow my blog (thank you!), you know that I LOVE mixed media!
STAMPlorations is a perfect place to get fabulous mixed media supplies!

This is one of my favorite challenges!
Since this challenge is run by the owner of STAMPlorations, Shery, I am linking up to this as well! I actually made this card in January, before this month's challenge started (obviously...) so I really didn't plan on playing! I love happy accidents ;-)

Shery generously sent me the Sentiment Builder: Love Stamp set and the Heart All Over  Stencil for this challenge, thank you so much! I was so very excited, I started working on my  card right away!

First I heat embossed the block of sentiments on torn vellum. Then heat embossed the LOVE sentiment with gold and Cherry Cobbler then fussy cut them. 

I sponged the Cherry Cobbler Ink over the stencil, isn't it just lovely!?
I was thinking about heat embossing some stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge over the hearts but totally forgot to... When I remembered, it was too late...*BOO!*
I layered my vellum sentiments on a paper heart doily, punched out my heart in the red Core'dinations Cardstock and sanded it, and got my arrow from Target $1 shelf.

I played around with my placements, when I was finally happy with it, I looked through my stash of embellishments and got the photo frame, the vintage rose, and the heart that came with the arrow. 
Since everything I had was all so sweet, I wanted to tone it down just a bit by adding the black washi tape on the side. 
I love how this turned out, I think it's sweet and edgy at the same time! 

My notes...

Stamp: Sentiment Builder: Love (STAMPlorations)
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum, ColorCore Cardstock (Core'dinations)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Accessory: Heart Paper Doily, Washi Tape (Stampin' Up), Vintage Rose (Tim Holtz Idea-ology), Mini Wooden Photo Frame (Maya Road), Wooden Arrow and Heart (Target)
Tool: Heat Tool, Black, Gold, and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder, Sweetheart Punch (Stampin' Up!), Hearts All Over ARTplorations Stencil (STAMPlorations), Sponge

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now let's head over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog and see what the other sweeties have created with love! Don't forget to check out the Mixed Media Card Challenge as well!


  1. Amazing mixed media card Naki, fab texture and layers. Thanks for asking me to join you x

  2. Popped across form the cupcake challenge blog to thank you for choosing me as one of the sweet six. That was so kind of you. I am loving this card you've made. Mixed media and gorgeous. Love the colours and the layering of this fabulous card x

  3. This is a totally awesome Valentine's card.Love all the layereing.
    Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! xx

  4. GORGEOUS! Naki, you've created a stunning card, rich with wonderful images and details. The frame and heart: fabulous! I especially love how you've used the hearts stencil; looks like we're both smitten with that sweet product...

  5. Such a great take on inspirational pic! Cool background-gorgeous card! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Another fab collage card, Naki. Thanks for playing at the MMCC again.

  7. well, isn´t this just super pretty! love your card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)