Here are photos of the project I created. The first shot is of both components, the card and the treat basket that is filled with little Mounds bars (because the wrappers matched the papers I used in my project, LOL).
I love that little treat basket. I created the handle with two 12" paper scraps and a Martha Stewart border punch. The frosting on the cupcake, as well as the cherry, have been colored with Prismacolors and then covered with Kindy Glitz. Kindy Glitz was around long before Stickles glitter glue! When I first saw Kindy Glitz, I ordered every color they had and then some! I was a trend setter here in the US (not) by using glitter glue! The darling stamped images have been colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. You can find the stamped images at Hooked on Craft!
Here are the photos of my card:
I chose to cover the cake in Kindy Glitz so that the card front would look more festive. Because of reflection, it doesn't show the depth of the cake's colors. The yellow is very pronounced. I found the chipboard heart in my stash and thought it would nicely showcase the ribbon bow. The addition of the roses and yellow rosebuds finished the upper left corner. I kept the flowers in the color scheme of the card.
For the interior, top, of the card, I chose to use an assortment of flowers and leaves. Do you know you can color the petals with your Copic markers or Colorbox Ink Pads? Just gently remove the petals, color them, let them dry, and return them under the stamens. Glue into place. I also colored the tips of the white chrysanthemum aster with one of my yellow Copic Markers. I love, love, love calla lilies, so the light lemon colored one was a perfect addition. I've also added a length of Tim Holtz filmstrip as well as an embossed postage stamp to add more textures. That stamp is part of a very hard to find set of four celebration themed mini embossing folders that also come with the stamp shaped cutting die. You can find the Provo Craft Embossed Postage Stamp Set HERE. The owner does ship abroad. I chose to color the raised sections of the embossed stamp with Pebbles iridescent chalks. That stamp just makes the cutest embellishments! Inside the sentiment circle, I did add three stamp dots. One is yellow, one is greenish yellow, and the other is red. I couldn't pull up the brightness of the ink colors or chalk colors well at all. Sorry about that!
Here you can see the complete interior. I prefer to leave one sentiment area blank for a personal note. The white leaves that I used for the card are just wonderful! I keep going to them to enhance the flowers. I wish I had ordered a ton more. They match everything and come in four different sizes! Yes, they are also from Hooked on Craft. You should see the new metallic leaves that Karen is carrying. They'll be wonderful for Christmas/winter themed cards!
I used the following products from Hooked on Craft's wonderful selection of products:
White Leaf - large
White Leaf - medium
White Leaf - small
Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you like what I've shared with you today and find that it has prompted you to join in the Something Sweet Hooked on Craft Challenge! The is a really nice prize up for grabs! Come back soon!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Birthday Sundaes (ends 8/13) - Birthday Card
2. Here Come the Boys - Challenge #8 (ends 8/18) - Critters
3. Allsorts Challenge Week #115 - Red
4. Craft Your Days Away #26 - Birthday
5. Mark's Finest Papers #67 (ends 8/12) - Card Size Challenge
6. Send a Smile 4 Kids (ends 8/18) - Anything Goes
7. Card Makin' Mamas #26 (ends 8/18) - Birthday
8. Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps #60 (ends 8/18) - Sparkly
9. Little Miss Muffet Challenges #15 (ends 8/16) - Outside the Diecut
10. Amber's Crafts & Stuff #21 (ends 8/9) - Sparkle and Shine