Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday....with a cherry on top! (Just Desserts)

Team B's first challenge for round two with Creative Inspiration Paints is today! I'm so excited to be able to still be a part of the team. These paints are truely amazing and so much fun to work with! The things you can do with these paints are endless. Just let your creative juices flow! This round we have some really cool challenges in store, so make sure to check out the blog every Thursday! Also check out the other creative posts for ideas on uses for the paints.

Our challenge is "Just inspired by your favorite treat". I'm a sucker for ice cream, cake and cupcakes....yummy!!

Check out the CI blog to see all the great projects for this week!

Along with our CI Paint challenge, I also challenged myself to create the main image using my cricut. My poor "baby" hasn't had as much attention as it deserves. When I make cards, I usually always grab my stamps or digital images. I rarely ever use my cricut to make cards. I mainly use it for my layouts, which I haven't had much time to make as I have been working so much this summer. Usually when I am off in fall and winter is when I make all my layouts.

I just recently got Home Decor and Sweet Treat carts, as I found them to be very helpful to use for this card.

For my "cupcake" card, I used Home Decor. I am so happy with how the cupcake turned out. I also wanted to use all scraps if possible, as that pile has stacked up a lot!

I just love how the cherry turned out!! I put a bunch of diamond glaze on the cherry to give it a glossy and raised look. While the glaze was still wet, I also used my water brush to but some garnet paint in the glaze! It looks so real, I could eat it!! I love cherries!!

First I cut the image out at 3". I took it out of my cricut and then first painted the top, bottom and cherry with CI Paints. I ued Garnet, Tutu Pink and Autumn Wheat. Then I took off the pieces and assembled the cut.

Card Size: 5" x 7"
CI Paints: Garnet, Tutu Pink, Autumn Wheat
Cricut Cart: Home Decor
Paper: Random scraps
Stamp: "Happy Birthday" SU set It's Your Birthday
Ink: SU Chocolate
Misc.: Shear Ribbon, Diamond Glaze

Have a great Thursday!


cbuswell said...

FABULOUS CARD!! So sweet and I LOVE the cherry!!! : )

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab birthday card, that cupcake looks wonderful!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Yummy cupcake, and that cherry is to die for! FAB card!

Kassi said...

I love that cherry! great job on explaining too.

Creative Inspirations said...

Awesome card!!! I have never thought of adding the paint to the diamond glaze while it is still wet. You are doing a great job explaining what you do in your posts!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous tutorial- such a cool card- I love the cricut cupcake and your DSp is great!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is super cute!