January 3, 2009

Inspired by Circus Colors!!

Hi everyone!!! Happy Saturday! Here is my card for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS, IC161, which are the super GORGEOUS cakes by Cake Nouveau!!! Last year, my friend Dina and I decided to take one of those cake decorating classes...well, needless to say, my cakes never came out ANYTHING like these...perhaps that is because I dropped out in Session Two!! LOL!!

I was SOOOOO inspired by the Circus Colors Cake here. WOW! These colors just really got me and even though I looked at every other yummy cake on the site, I kept coming back to this one!

I used Crazy For Cupcakes for this, and stamped it twice in Basic Black onto Whisper White Cardstock. I used So Saffron, Ruby Red, Night Of Navy and Tempting Turquoise and watercolored stripes onto the *paper* portion of my cupcake. I then, using my 2 Way Glue Pen, applied Dazzling Diamonds to it so it is super sparkly!! I watercolored the *icing* in Ruby Red. I took my other stamped image, watercolored the icing again, cut it out and popped it up. I love the way it came out!! I added white gel pen highlights to the *sprinkles* and put some Dazzling Diamonds on them, as well as the candle flame.

I created the background by starting with a Ruby Red panel, which I stamped Polka Dot in Ruby Red. I then took a Tempting Turquoise panel, and using my 3/4 inch circle punch, punched bunches of So Saffron circles and arranged them on my Tempting Turquoise panel. I then just cut off the parts of the circles that hung over the edges of my panel. I split the Ruby Red and Tempting Turquoise panels with a strip of Whisper White and So Saffron, both of which I punched with the Scallop Edge Punch. I added two rows of paper piercing for some interest. I used Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, which is SOOOOOO close to Ruby Red...that makes me happy :)

The sentiment is from Short & Sweet and I framed it with some Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.

Thanks SO much for looking!!!
Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, Polka Dot & Short & Sweet
Paper: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Ruby Red & Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: 3/4 Inch Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Template, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds and Dimensionals



  1. Love it, Jodi! Such a fun card, which reflects that awesome cake!

    I did a very simple card for this IC, but I think I gotta play again in the morning--so many cute cakes to choose from! :D

  2. I'm in love with that card! Thank you for the inspiration!
    x x Marie-Josee

  3. Gorgeous, Miss Jodi! I absolutely love these fun colors, and the layout is awesome too!

  4. WOW! This card is awesome...love those So Saffron dots! And, the glitter! Love, love, love it!

  5. I love the backgounds you created!! Plus the colors are Fantastic... very well put together!!! Smiles... :)

  6. I love your huge cupcake, Jodi!! Pretty color combination too!!

  7. I loved your card so much on SCS that I had to come and see your blog! AMAZING work!

  8. Hey Cupcake, you rock! I love this card. Everytime I see a card with this set, I knew I should of gotten it!

  9. Ah, yes, that circus cake was AMAZING, wasn't it?! Your card is yum, yum, YUMMY! LOVE the fun colors, girl!

  10. I love this Jodi! Fab colours and I love your polka dot backgrounds!

  11. Your cupcake is yummy enough to eat!!!

  12. I'm loving this one girl! The colors are awesome! And I had to laugh that you are not a cake decorator...you are in the paper variety that's for sure!

  13. I flipped when I saw this on SCS....totally gorgeous! I love those saffron circles!!!
    hugs, Jami

  14. I LOVE this card, Jodi! I was inspired to create something using the polka dots!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents!!


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