Thursday, April 8, 2021

IB169 Sweet Cupcake Flowers

Happy Thursday, everyone!  It's time for a new Inspired By, and I think I have gained a couple hundred calories just by looking at these luscious treats:

My eye caught that sweet little green and purple cupcake up in the left corner; it reminded me of the little wild violets I would pick as a child, a sweet little bunch of them for my grandmother!  And purple is always a challenge for me, so I decided to go for it:

My Pierced Blooms dies came to my rescue; I diecut some from Gorgeous Grape, with centers of Daffodil Delight and a circular panel of Lemon Lime Twist (which I was sure that I would never  use again, LOL!). To give a little interest to the circle, I stamped it with Versamark using a retired stamp called Dot, Dot, Dot.  I love that the Versamark makes the stamped image just a shade darker than the cardstock itself...subtle but nice!  I added a white scalloped mat and little "bow" of Highland Heather, along with a sentiment from Here's A Card:

To give some texture to the background, I added a layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Ornate Floral EF!  A little rhinestone finished it off!  

There is LOTS of inspiration to be found in our cupcake photo today---take one or take them all!  Share them with us at Inspired By so we can be inspired too!  Thanks for popping in today!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Here's a Card, Dot, Dot, Dot (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist (ret)
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Versamark
Accessories Pretty Peacock Rhinestone (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Layering Circles Dies


Kampin' Karen said...

Pretty card, pretty girls. Seems like I say that a lot! Dana's great at taking selfies! and you're great at creating cards. I will be joining in on the cupcake fun!!

HilaryJane said...

I love this. What a beautiful CAs card and that embossed background is fabulous xx

Denise Willerton said...

Such a sweet card LeAnne :-) I love your interpretation of the one cupcake!!!! ~ and your girls are stunning!!! have a blessed weekend ((hugs))

Bonnie said...

Love these sweet purple flowers, LeAnne! I remember picking wild violets from the yard when I was a little girl.

Danni Reid said...

LeAnne, your card has me willing to dive into the calories, it’s such a perfect recreation of these high calorie spring confections! Your cupcake is absolute perfection, such a lucky recipient!

I Card Everyone said...

Another wonderful set that retired too soon ... love the dots!! and every other thing about this beautifully embossed card!!
I think it's so funny that you, and Lisa, and I chose the same cupcake out of all of those to choose from!! I'm off to see which the others chose!

Lisa Elton said...

I love the memory you shared and I think your grandmother would have enjoyed your paper version of those sweet little violets just as much! This is so very pretty... just like your girls!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love your stitched purple blooms LeAnne - so zingy against the green circle too! Almost as pretty as those beautiful girls!

Wendy said...

What a pretty card! Love the flowers and the colors you used! Another fabulous card, LeAnne!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL! Your card has so many wonderful it!