Well tonight I amazed myself at being able to think of an idea for Kristina's latest challenge, right away! My first thought when I saw the colour combination was YIKES since it was very bright and a little different... so I'm quite pleased I managed to come up with something that doesn't look completely hideous (I hope!). I've just realised though, that the card has no ribbon on it - how the heck did I manage to do that? I totally love ribbons! I guess I could add some, but I rather think it's OK without it - and with no ribbon at all, it would be able to pass for a masculine card, perhaps??
I don't think you'll have any trouble seeing where the idea for the circles came from, it's pretty obvious, right? Once I'd cut the background card out it looked a little plain, so I added some punched 1/4" circles using my circle punch and a glue pen, to add a little interest but not detract too much from the main piece.
The cute cupcake image comes from my brand new "Occasionally" stamp set that even just arrived today! That's got to be a record for me - using a set on the day I get it! It's not a set that was first on my wishlist, as in the past I've not gone for small images particularly, but I had a close look in the catalogue and realised it's actually a very versatile set. Not the cheapest set at $82.95, but there are 28 stamps in it - so less than $3 per stamp. I think that's pretty good value, I'm going to get a lot of projects made using this set, just watch! (Well, as soon as I get them all mounted that is...). I've fallen in love recently with the 3x3" card size and these stamps are just perfect for embellishing those!
Stamps: Occasionally, Congrats (Sale-A-Bration set)
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron, Green Galore, Basic Black
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron, Green Galore
Other: 1/4", 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, 2-way glue pen, Stampin' Dimensionals
If you like the look of this little cupcake stamp and want your own, click here to e-mail me and we'll get that set ordered for you right away! (NZ residents only of course, that's the rules!)