Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MIM #10

Where do you derive inspiration for your papercrafting?  Or for your general craftiness?  I find mine in the weirdest places... 

This week's MIM challenge was to mask using your die-cuts.  I die-cut the cupcake you see above, and then used the negative space to sponge in my colors.  I sponged the entire space in SU's crumb cake ink and then created another mask that allowed me to sponge fresh snow ink at the top for the "icing" and SU's early espresso ink for the "wrapper" at the bottom.  I wanted the wrapper to stand out, so I also stamped it using text-style II.

Here's my inspiration photo:

Doesn't it look yummy?  That icing is calling my name, begging me to eat salads all day so I could fit it in to my daily WW points, lol!

When I sponged white ink onto my cupcake, it wasn't looking enough like that yummy icing.... so I busted out my liquid applique (who uses that anymore? ha!) and painted over the top to make it pop.  And, for good measure, I added some chocolate chip sprinkles.  Because, according to my kids, everything is better with chocolate chip sprinkles...

Everything else is pretty straightforward.  I stamped a row from polka dot basics II in SU's cherry cobbler, and another row in daffodil delight.  The little "eat cake" sentiment is from Tiny treats: birthday and was stamped in baja breeze.  Everything was sponged to tie it together, even the embossed polka-dots on the card base.  For a final touch - a little baker's twine.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Very clever use of dies, I love it! And I have used my liquid applique lately, so you're not alone there, heehee!

  2. I agree with your kids, everything IS better with chocolate chips! LOL! Awesome card, I love the polka dots and the embossing and the twine... and, well, everything!

  3. Such a gorgeous card! Love the dot patterns and the creative way you used the cupcake die. Congrats on your card being featured! :)

  4. Elena this card is fantastic! I LOVE the layers you created just by masking. Also loving all the dots carried throughout the design. :)
    Congrats on your card being Twitter featured by PTI. Well deserved!

  5. awesome, yummy, masky cupcake!!!!

  6. I just want you to know you are personally responsible for me buying the cupcake set and dies tomorrow night. I have resisted for such a long time, but your card just put me over the edge. It really is a wonderful card and so creative. Really great job on this one!

  7. I love this! Absolutely scrummy! I find this color combo to be so slick and rustic. I think this is such a delightful card. Brava!

  8. Gorgeous and congrats on the shout out. Well deserved!