Thursday, November 08, 2007

CPS#38 with GinaK

Ok...It's another 2fer day here...because I've been busy again and can't hold back this card. I used this week's sketch from Card Positioning Systems and paired it up with my GinaK Make a Wish set, and I LOVE the results!!

I started with a half sheet of the wonderful Stamper's Selectt white cardstock from Nichole and the gang over at PaperTrey Ink. This cardstock really is wonderful if you haven't tried it yet. So much sturdier than ultrasmooth varieties, it's perfect for white one layer cards, or minimal layering. Anyway...I then punched circles using my 1/2", 3/4", and 1" circle punches from SU! out of Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate cardstocks. I adhered them to the bottom half of my white card randomly, trimming the overhang. Next, I added a strip of Purely Pomegranate, and then tied a piece of Soft Sky double stitched ribbon around that.

I stamped the cake image onto white cardstock, and proceded to color it with my ink pads and aquapainter. I used blue bayou for the main part of the cake, and looking at it now I realize I should have made the cake plate a different color. Oh time! I used soft sky for the filling (blueberry maybe?) and Purely Pomegranate for the top icing. After coloring in the candles, I layered it on basic black and then purely pomegranate. I applied my dimensionals to the back and stuck it on the card, and then stamped my greeting from the same set. Lastly, I added my burgundy stickles to the top layer of frosting to make it really sparkle. I'm actually amazed at how well the photo has captured the 3D effect the stickles give. I'm really becoming addicted!!

Hey, speaking of GinaK, did I tell you all that I WON something from her??? Remember this card I did before leaving for Istanbul?? It WON the sketch challenge over at SCS. I was so excited to come home to that great news...and now I get one of the sets I had talked myself out of for FREE! How cool is that?!?!

Ok, that's all for today, you'll have to wait until tomorow to see my new MFT card for this week's color and sketch challenges over at SCS. :-)

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Make a Wish by GinaK Designs
CS: Stamper's Select cardstock, purely pomegranate, soft sky, blue bayou

Ink: Black stazon, purely pomegranate, soft sky, blue bayou

Acc: burgundy stickles, circle punches, soft sky doublestitched ribbon



  1. Great card! You make those stickles look easy! I'm too impatient to wait for them to dry!:) Congrats on winning - how fun!

  2. You did a great job w/this sketch. I love your card!!

  3. Great card, love the glitter

  4. Congrats ... love that frosting.


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