Monday, August 16, 2010

Cupcake Bash

Good morning!  It's Mojo Monday and the third day of the Verve new release spotlights!  Today the Divas are shining their spotlights on two fun new sets with a birthday theme...  Carpe Cupcake and Birthday Bash.  Be sure to check out the full hop list at the bottom of this post and leave a little love as you hop around the blogosphere for a chance to win today's sets!  And while I've been busy prepping for this Friday's release, Maria Gurnsey stepped in for me with today's Mojo Monday sketch.  I had a blast with it, and I hope you'll play along!

For my project today, I combined stamps from Carpe Cupcake and Birthday Bash.  The cupcake sprinkles and candle with star are all separate stamps in the Carpe Cupcake set, so I built my cupcake, then colored with Copic markers, using a white gel pen to highlight the little sprinkles and to add some diagonal stripes to my candle, then cut it all out and added a little swarovski crystal to the center of the star.

Y'all know by now about my recent fascination with Wild Wasabi, so it's not surprising that it's making another appearance today!  I cut the vanilla Classic Oval, then stenciled in the center portion with some Antique Linen distress ink and stamped the balloons so they'd extend past the oval shape.  Next I stamped the balloons from Birthday Bash again on a scrap of Cream cardstock, colored with Copics and pieced over the balloons on the oval panel.  This panel is matted on a Labels 10 die cut, which I accented with a few more swarovski crystals. (I say, there's no such thing as too much bling!  LOL)  I did a similar treatment with classic ovals and labels 10 for the "Happy birthday to you" sentiment, which is also from Birthday Bash.  The background papers are from the SU! Newsprint DSP.

That's all from me today.  Time to check out more peeks on the Diva blogs...

1. Julee6. Teresa
2. Michelle7. Maureen
3. Jen d.8. Jen T.
4. Sony9. Amber
5. Jackie10. Tosh

Be sure to leave some comments along the way for a chance to win!

104 comments:

Tracy said...

I agree - there is never too much bling! Lovely card very striking use of color!

Sian said...

Wonderful card, great colours and love the cupcake.

Kary said...

I love the interesting colour combo & of course the cupcake is sooooo cute. A very cool b'day card!!

Katie Cotton said...

this card is so fun! I love the different color palette for a cupcake card!

Shirley said...

Love the colours used on this card...of course, a little bling adds to it as well!

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debhorst said...

Fantastic....the more bling the better....don't you just love that new Newprint DP!!??!! I can't wait to use mine!!

Mirabelka said...

interesting color combo!

scrappingnana said...

Great birthday card. Love the cupcake and the bling. Nice color combo also. TFS

Cammy said...

This is a great color combo -- love the pop of the Wasabi. Great card.

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic, Julee! LOVE these new stamps!! Must get them for sure!

Maya said...

Very nice :) And you can never have to many birthday stamps...

Terri E. said...

Stinking adorable colors on this festive card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this birthday card with all of the textures and the colour combo! Very striking!

kasza said...

You're amazing. Love this combination of colours.

Clare said...

Julee, your card is striking! The colors are vivid and really play on each other! Beautiful!

Mary said...

Love the paper and that cupcake!! Great card!!

Sandra said...

oh wow! Love it!
Sandra

Selene Kempton said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the green black and white you chose to put together! Very pretty!

Ellie A. said...

OH I am in so much trouble my fav. things cupcakes and Balloons and all these cute samples I can't take it!! :)

Luanne said...

Can't wait to see these sets. You can never go wrong with Birthday stamps, and I love that little cupcake! Cute, TFS!

Tiya-B said...

beautiful card, it screams happy birthday, cupcake balloons... and the background is perfect too too

Robin McK said...

This is so beautiful Julee! I love that green and black theme - we hardly ever see that and it's so refreshing!

Martha said...

Clever use of the sketch, the newsprint, the colors and that cute cupcake. Great card.

Happy Hugs, Martha

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Oh, this is so fun! I love the sketch and adorable cupcake image!

Maureen said...

love the colours and that SU dp :) Fun little balloons with a cupcake makes this so festive...when't the party? Oh ya, on Friday!! LOL

Wendy Space said...

Fabulous card!! I really love the color combo.

Maria Gurnsey said...

OMG WOW!!!! Everything about this card make me happy!!! I love the bright green, the polka dots and those new stamps are AMAZING!!!! LOVE THIS :)

Pattie said...

This is so great - I love the new stamps and your color combo is so rich!

Amy said...

What a fun color combo and card! Love the bling too!

Creative Char said...

Love your card! Great color combo!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card! Very festive.

Dani said...

What a beautiful card! Love the bling!!! ;)

Lorus! said...

Love the green! Beautiful layers as well. Looking forward to seeing what the others gals have done with these stamps!

craftymom205 said...

Love the cupcake. Great card.

Wanda Cullen said...

The pairing of wasabi with the newsprint DP is so striking! Great backdrop for these cool birthday images!

Wendy said...

You just know how to make colours work together..green and black, who would of thunk!!! Awesome girl and the new sets look amazing!

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous birthday card! You make Wild Wasabi look so gorgeous!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

ouh this is so purrr-ty Julee!!! Looove that color combo!!! And the bling of course lol

Cassie_lu said...

beautiufl card and I really like how the ballons are floating over the cupcake

PatS said...

I love all your details. This card is beautiful and such different colors for a birthday card.

Linda Carson said...

Looks fantastic! Unique colors & stylish sketch & fab details!

Billie A said...

wow wonderful card love the color choice very stunning love the stamp set. Sweet

Joanne Gilch said...

Fabulous card.....so much to see and feel on this one.....sensory load!!! Love it!!!!

Amy D said...

Love the colors in your card. It just pops and it's perfect for a birthday. I love the new stamps too. Awesome job. Thanks.

ChristineCreations said...

OH so cute Julee! What great paper, what great GREEN! IT's fabulous!

Julie E said...

This is fabulous! Love the images and the colors/papers you chose.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Eeeek! This is so cute!

Sharyn said...

Gotta love a cupcake and this is lovely! I think that wild wasabi is pretty nice too. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Jackie said...

What a fabulous card! I love all the green, and the way you used both sets together...fabulous!

Kristina said...

That little cupcake is so cute! And I love the fonts on that birthday sentiment. Julee, what are you doing to me?! And my wallet?!

Annette J. said...

Fun card! I really like what you did with the newsprint DSP and the Wild Wasabi.

mamichelle said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the out-of-the-ordinary colors!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Pretty card Julee - I never think to use that color combo, green, black & white but you made it look GOOD!

Rachel P said...

I'm loving the look of these two new sets! Such a creative & unusual color combination. You can never have too many birthday stamp sets! ;)

Janine said...

I am not sure I could eat that cupcake - maybe they need to make all cakes green - would be better for my waistline!

Julia said...

I'm starting to love that Wild Wasabi thanks to you Julee!!...Great birthday card with all the little deatails especially the bling.

annheidel said...

Wow, I love your card! It's very striking. Looks like some great new birthday sets!

Heather said...

Another fabulous card, Julee! That little cupcake is cute!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore this card and the colors are perfect! I've been loving these little baloons since I first spotted them so am excited to see more!

Rebecca Johnson said...

I'm SOLD!!! We can use both sets and combine certain elements. Cool! Just what I need. And such an adorable cupcake.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Creative Mish said...

Love it! I really like the green and black color combo

Pam said...

Love the colors. They are so stunning together. You are right just got to love the bling!!!

annesatx said...

Lovely colors. And these stamp sets look soooo perfect -- can't wait to see them completely!

Anonymous said...

Love the Wild Wasabi...Love the card

Evie
Evie.Martino@gmail.com

Tanya said...

Oh... my.... goodness, I am in love with this card! Fantastic color combo! And I love the bling.

Lorie said...

My goodness...I love this! Green is my DS's favorite color!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Julee, you have such a way with colors!! I LOVE the green and black combo. And the way you layered the cupcake over the balloon strings...awesome and clever!! Gorgeous!!

Ola said...

I love your card, it's so fun! And these sets are amazing!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

such powerful colors together! Lovin' it!

Charlene said...

Great colors and texture! Black, white and any color just pops!

Regina said...

Love the colors and I'm crazy about that DP background. Great stamps for so many birthday cards, and look forward to using them for both girlie and manly occasions.

Susan Hogan said...

I do like green icing! Great card

StinkerbellSteph said...

Love this color combo! I too am obsessed with Wasabi but don't think I've used it with Vanilla AND Black! Can't wait to play! Tts!

Bogner's said...

Julee, this card is so amazing! I can't wait for this set to be available!

bstrassner said...

Love the colors you picked for this card. Absolutely eye catching. Love the stamps, too!

TannyP said...

I love green and I love cupcakes....GORGEOUS!

Wendy said...

These colors are great Julee!!! The cupcake is wonderful!!

Lea L. said...

This is really cute! I love the colors you used, and those balloons are such a cute addition!

♥♥♥Lea

Patty said...

Beautiful card Julee. I love the colors and the bling too! Very cute.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love this, Julee! Love all the new sets.. can't wait to get them!

Vickie Z said...

Love those colors and definitely need a Verve cupcake!!

Giovana said...

I love bling! The colors are great and your card is super yummy!!

mustangsarah said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I squealed when I saw this cupcake image and the amazing fonts in the sentiments. I never would have been brave enough to use that much Wild Wasabi, but true to your fashion it is azmazing. M

Detra said...

Love the wild wasabi. Great card. Loving these stamp sets. tfs.

Jennifer Roach said...

Ohhh, this is fabulous! Can't wait to see this full set.

Gretchen said...

That cupcake set looks yummy! I thin a "must have"!

KanataNewf said...

I think this is going to be another must have.

Lillian Child said...

Your coloring is beautiful!! And the combination of colors is very bold and striking. Fabulous card creation!

readysetlove said...

excellent! i love cupcake stamps.

txbluiz said...

great card! lovin' that newsprint DSP

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is adorable Julee and I love the strong color combo. . .very cool!

joy said...

FANTASTIC colors on a really pretty card!

Janet L. said...

Fabulous card. I love the color combination! Yummy.

Mary B said...

Every card you make has amazing layers and layout! Thanks for all the inspiration.

Kay said...

Beautiful card with great color combination.

Ceal said...

Super Cute Julee! love the color combo

silvia said...

Adorable birthday card!!

Kathy said...

Great use of the newsprint DSP. Love the new cupcakes.

kim.mom said...

Great card!!

Margaret de Witt said...

Mmmmmm - awesome new images Julee and I LOVE your colour combo. Great card!

pammy jo said...

fabulous color combo! i love the images, too - thanks for sharing :)

Jodi said...

What a fun card! I would have never thought to put these colors together but they look great!

TinaH said...

Love this - nothing like I could have come up with - works for guys too, which is awesome.