August 18, 2009

Eat dessert first!

Yum! Anyone for a cupcake this morning?

I was going for a simple look here, with some kraft CS, a few ribbons and a cupcake topped with lots of fluffy frosting.
I tried to emboss a label shaped nestabilities onto the front to frame the cupcake, but it doesn't show very well in the photo. Can you see it there?

I love cupcakes. I used to make them frequently, but have backed off for the summer, because who wants to bake when it's hot out, right? *grin* Plus, the frosting melts too quickly and slides off the top!
My nephew just got engaged and he and his bride-to-be have asked that I make cupcakes for each guest instead of a wedding cake. I'm so excited! 200 mini cakes? How awesome is that?! The ideas are swirling around my head as to color, flavor, design, fillings, etc. It's like edible art!

This card was inspired by this one here on Taheerah's blog. I liked the look of the cupcake alone with a few lines accross the bottom. Thanks for the inspiration Taheerah!
I stitched the ribbons on, added some matching buttons with twine (LOVE how that stuff matches kraft cardstock perfectly!) and topped the frosting with liquid applique to make it puff up. I also added a touch of glitter to the frosting, but, again, you can't see it in the photo. This card uses all PTI supplies, including Cupcake Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Aimes said...

Mmmm edible art sounds scrummy! LOL!
Love your card, the framed nestability works really well and I adore your stitched ribbon - so sweet!

Taheerah said...

Wow, I can't believe I actually inspired somebody - thanks so much Dana! Love this card, it looks so yummy.

Love the liquid appliqué touch, think I'm going to have to get me some of that! I do have puffy embossing powder so I'll give that a try too!

Effect on the ribbon is lovely. Cupcake Collection is definitely one of my absolute favourite PTI sets - every single card I see made with it makes me feel happy!!

Jessica said...

This one's really nice! i love it!
200 cupcakes?! You're a better woman than i. Good luck!