Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #314

Hello Everyone, and Happy Sunday!

Today I am taking part in the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #314 as a Surprise Sweetie, and this week’s challenge is a real fun one that features a gorgeous color scheme. See for yourself!




I love these beautiful colors, don’t you? Upon seeing the inspiration photo, I knew I wanted to create a fun birthday card and the Bunch of Balloons stamp from Wild Rose Studio was a perfect fit for the card I had in mind.




I stamped the elephant onto some cardstock, along with a party hat from the WPlus9 Unforgettable set, using Memento Ink; I then colored the images using my Copic markers and fussy cut them out.

On a 4″ by 5 1/4″ cardstock panel, I stamped the elephant once again, as well as some grass,  and a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set, using Memento ink (the sentiment was heat embossed after stamping). The balloons and grass were colored with Copic markers, and I inked the sky using Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon distress ink. I then stamped some star confetti from the Unforgettable stamp set and attached the fussy cut images onto the panel.




I scored a border around the panel and attached some clouds with foam tape, which I had die cut from the Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die set.

To finish off  my card, I added Wink of Stella glitter to the balloons, party hat and stars, and applied some Glossy Accents overtop the balloons and hat to add a bit of shine.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on this week’s Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Be sure to join in on the challenge and show us your fabulous creations using this week’s cue!



Wild Rose Studio BUNCH OF BALLOONS Clear Stamp Set CL453
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900

Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE CLEAR Detail EPJ37385
Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET A Markers AAAS72A
Copic SKETCH 72 PC SET B Markers BBBS72B

Lawn Fawn SPRING SHOWERS Lawn Cuts Dies
Martha Stewart MINI SCORING BOARD Score Craft Tool 42-05013
EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01


13 Responses

  1. Anni says:

    PERFECT coloring!

  2. disp6194 says:

    Oh my goodness I feel like I’ve missed so many of your incredible creations. This is adorable! That little guy with all those balloons swoon. I’m off to stalk your blog for other gems I’ve missed!!

  3. Yuki says:

    This card is just adorable!! :)

  4. Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, this is just so sweet! I love how you used the colour combo for the balloons!

  5. Agi says:

    Cute and happy card, I like the colours. :)

  6. May Park says:

    I came to say thank you so much for the inspiration! For my card that I made for Mama Elephant today, I totally inspired by your beautiful sky to create my own sky. To be honest, I inked entire background with blue ink, and I wan’t sure if I like to or not. Then I saw your card, and the light bulb came on. So I redid my card, and inked only outside of my card front. :) Thanks again, Nina! I love every card you make! You are so talented!!!! Hugs!!!!!

  7. Eva Ng says:

    Cheerful & beautiful card you have. I like it so much. – Eva, Sweetie DT –

  8. Sandi Lee says:

    So glad you are a Surprise Sweetie this week…so well deserved!!! Your work is truly amazing!!! xx Sandi Lee

  9. michellezerull says:

    I love, love, love your coloring. It beautiful!

  10. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    This card is absolutely adorable! I LOVE it :)

  11. Erum says:

    THIS I LOVE! This is superrrrrrrrr cute Nina!!!

  12. Rachel D. says:

    Love the card and colors! Your attention to detail (fussy cutting, scoring the border) is awesome! Some lucky person is getting this bday card I’m sure!

  13. Ellen H. says:

    I love this card, & that stamp is so cut hihi :D

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