Friday, June 24, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #75 - Gatefold & Glitter Cupcakes

Hi All, it's Friday again, so time to play at Inkspirations.  :)

This week Keesh has a nice easy sketch for you to work with:-

This is a great sketch & has so many possibilities.  I have made a gatefold card:-

& here it is open:-

I had a lovely time making the glittery frosting for the cupcakes using the Sizzix adhesive sheets.  Here's how:-

Cut a piece of adhesive sheet larger than the size of the frosting, peel the liner (with the writing on it) off & stick adhesive sheet to a piece of cardstock:-

Punch out the frosting:-

Peel off the plain liner & drop cardstock piece into Dazzling Diamonds glitter & you will end up with this:-

Here it is, added to a stamped patty pan:-

Hope this inspires you to go & get glittery!!!  :)

You can check out all the beautiful creations from the Inkspirations Team here:-
Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components (All SU unless noted)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
DSP:  Brights 12x12 Patterns
Stamps:  Create A Cupcake, A Word For You, Sweet Little Sentiments (retired)
Inks:  Regal Rose, Early Espresso
Other:  Dazzling Diamonds, Sizzix Adhesive Sheets, Lattice Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Brad (to attach ribbon), Crystal Effects, Cupcake Punch


Christine Blain said...

This is a gorgeous card, Helen - I love that glittery cupcake! Thanks for the 'visual' on how to use Big Shot adhesive sheets; I've just got some, but felt a bit intimidated and didn't know where to start! Christine xx

Nikki Spencer said...

A gorgeous card Helen, gate folds look really cool and love the idea to use adhesive sheets with punches, especially the cupcake punch, makes life it!

Anonymous said...

I just love how you have done the ribbon on this card! And the glittery frosting looks fabulous!

Marisa said...

Just love all the glitter on the cupcake and the cherry on top is too cute :) Wonderfully done.

Tammy Hanlon said...

Great take on the sketch! Your cupcake looks yummy enough to eat!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow Helen, this is such a clever idea. I love the idea of the gate fold card. the colours you have used are just beautiful and that extra special cupcake is so cute. Gorgeous take on this week's sketch. Enjoy your weekend.

Lynne Armstrong said...

Yummo...looks good enough to eat Helen :) Love the colours, the cute little glittery cupcakes and the gatefold is fab for this sketch...brilliant!
Hugs xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Those adhesive sheets are a great idea! This is one clever card, Helen! A BIG thank you ... for leaving so many sweet comments on my blog yesterday! You are such a wonderful blog buddy! It must have taken you ages. Hugs xxaxx

Makeesha Byl said...

WOW love your card fold Helen, and the colours are delicious too. Oh and gotta love all those sparkles as well! Thanks so much for your fab inspiration, Love Keesh x

Carrie Gaskin said...

So cute! I love sparkly cupcakes and thanks for showing how you did it.

Narelle Macey said...

Wow Helen such a fantastic card. Thanks for the information on using the adhesive sheets and the cup cake is just sooo Cute. Really liked the colour combo as well.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Had I played this challenge, I probably would have stuck two little flowers on top of the circle just like the sketch shows...I love your creativity with that glittery cupcake sticking out!

Cindy Major said...

I love your sweet sparkly cupcakes! Great idea with the adhesive sheets, too. I did that with letters not so long ago and had one of those "why didn't I think of that before" moment. Would have saved myself so much trouble if I had...

Diane Barnes said...

Oooh, love this ! The gatefold looks great & the glittery cupcake is a really fab addition. Thanks too for the clear instructions on how to to it. Loving those adhesive sheets. Hugs. Di