The Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers introduced us to a very yummy site, The Creative Cake Academy. The cupcakes shown are just amazing! For my inspiration I chose the purple-decorated cupcakes, one of which had daisies on it. My card also qualifies for Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week -- to make a one-layer card.
To give my card a little texture, I first ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Scrollwork embossing folder -- and then brushed the embossing with some Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks. The image is from Mark's Finest Papers set, Greet the Day with Gerber, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.
I actually did two cards for Speedy's Friends' challenge -- this one a Halloween card. I inked up the Sizzix Branch Tree embossing folder with Memento Tuxedo Black and then ran it through my Cuttlebug. To give an eerie look, I sponged around the tree with London Fog. The cute little ghost is from Mark's Finest Papers Halloween set from last year, called Broom Rides, and the witch is actually the watermark from Get Your Broom On, a new set this year. After I finished my little scene, I made a "frame" around it using a black marker.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my cards.