Snowy Cupcakes

Welcome to the weekend! It's always fun to start it off with another challenge from Our Creative Corner. This week we have a super sweet inspiration challenge, plus having the very talented Taylor VanBruggen as our guest designer makes this week's challenge even sweeter!

Here's the inspiration photo. Doesn't it just look scrumptious? I took my inspiration from the polka dots and the yummy cupcake. I've had these two polka dot papers in my stash for quite some time. It's from Wild Asparagus, and I've been hoarding it because I just love the look of it. And since the subject was cupcakes, I decided to break in my new Stamp A Sweet Impression (SASI) stamps. The stamps are from the Home Sweet Home set. And since I was using Taylor's stamps, I decided to use Taylor's Cupcake Sketch from this week too! Be sure to check out the Our Creative Corner blog to see what Taylor and the rest of the OCC regulars have cooked up this week! We'd love to have you play along with us! If you upload to SCS, be sure to add OCCC to your keywords!

I started by stamping the little snowdude, the sentiment and the snowflakes in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Next I colored with Copics, paper pieced the scarf and hat ribbon with some of the red DP. Next I painted the ground below him with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and glitter, also adding a little of the mixture to his face and each of the little circles on the aqua patterned paper as well as the circles on the snowflakes. A girl can never have too much glitter, right? After the mixture dried, I sponged around the edges with Soft Sky ink and then matted on black cardstock with an SU! scallop border punch bottom edge. I used the double hole punch on the corner to add a flat vanilla taffeta bow, and then colored it with my BG10 Copic to match.

Check out the Verve Blog today for another card from me and some previews of the Plain Janes we'll be releasing on Sunday night. I don't have sample made for the Holiday Release Sketch #5, but Shannan made a really cool one, so check out the forum for that. Thanks Shannan! :) Today's the last day of the sketches. Get your cards in by midnight to be eligible for the drawings. If you want to print all 5 sketches in one document, download the pdf over on the Verve Papercraft Planet Group. There's also a chance to win a Verve set on this thread, so don't miss that.

23 comments

  1. So cute Julee! Love the glitter and your bow is adorable!!!

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  2. I love, love, LOVE this card Julee! Those papers are the best..I can see why you love them too. That row of scallops with pearls is just the cutest accent too. :)

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  3. What a fun card... love it
    Jose

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  4. That is sooooo stinkin' cute!!! I love it!

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  5. Hi Julee :) LOVE the gorgeous design and darling cupcake image! The paper is beautiful and I just LOVE the fun sparkle too!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

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  6. WOW! What an adorable card but then again, you always makes the cutest, amazing card :)

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  7. Love, Love, LOVE the Plain Jane sets you have. They are all some of my favorites and the script is lovely! Thank you!!! Your card is great and the sparkle is great :)

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  8. What a lovely card, Love the little cupcake Snowman so unusual and the little bow is lovely.

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  9. Oh how cute Julee!! I love it!!!

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  10. ....darling card, Julee! I love snowmen - and he's a cutie!

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  11. Julee this is so cute, I love that cupcake, have a great week-end.

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  12. HELP!!!!! I have finished all 5 sketches and uploaded them on SCS. However, I forgot to put them in the thread that says I have completed them for the chance to win the whole kit and kaboodle.

    When I tried to get on SCS it is not letting me in - site is VERY slow and I can't get into the VERVE section either!!

    I'll try again, but we are heading out to a friends 40th tonite and don't know if I'll be back in time to try again if it doesn't work for me in the next hour or so.

    Can I put my two bits in here???!!!

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  13. Help!!!!!!!!!!! I am finally done with my 5th card and can't upload to SCS!!! I can't get to SCS!!! I have a picture of all 5 cards, too.
    Here are mine!
    http://olivascreativequest.blogspot.com/
    Oliva

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  14. I love this!!! The ribbon and pearls along the scallop are awesome. And the coloring, glitter, and sponging on the main image are simply amazing!!

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  15. Julee, this is soooo cute~ love that little "snowdude", and your bow is really cool!!

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  16. Boy Julee, you know how to make a card! This is darn adorable!

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  17. Cute Jules! Love the two contrasting bg's.

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  18. SO cute Julee! I love the DP, the layout and your darling snowman, great card!

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  19. This is absolutely adorable, Julee! Your coloring is gorgeous and it's so fun to see your creation using the TE cupcakes! :)

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  20. This is so cute! I love the color and dp...and the pearls on the scallop edge are perfect!

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  21. Wooow, this card is prefect!!!!,i love your snowman.

    Saludos desde México.

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  22. Gorgeous card. I love the rich colors, your coloring and the adorable image.
    Hugs and smiles

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