Morning All. This is my first ever DT card for Paper Cupcakes and their challenge blog, There's Magic in the Air. The challenge, set by Nilla is to use the delicious looking 'Party Cake' image and to be inspired by strawberries & cream. If you knew how long this card had taken me to put together, you wouldn't believe it! I think it's because I wanted it to turn out so well that I was putting too much pressure on myself and it just wasn't helping my 'mojo'!! (Does that ever happen to you?) I also tried to take the theme a bit too literally because I knew I had some papers with strawberries on and I just couldn't seem to work with them. When I chilled out and decided to just use a strawberries and cream colour scheme, I managed to produce this card and I was pretty happy with the end result! I really like this image, because it's so versatile, it could be a birthday cake or a wedding cake and nearly every other cake in between depending on how you decorate it!
When I was making this card, I've also discovered my new favourite thing!!! I'd bought a Viva Decor Pearl Pen and Bazzill Basics Template from Quixotic Paperie, which is what I used to do the 'pearly flourish' down the left hand side of my card and I love the effect/look of it. It's perfect to use to fill any empty looking space on your cards and I'll definitely be buying more of these pens, I think they even sell them with a glittery finish!!
So - why don't you hop on over to There's Magic in the Air and join in with the challenge, it runs from today until Sunday and there's a little prize for the winner!
Here's my card:
Ingredients: Image - Party Cake by Paper Cupcakes coloured with prismacolour pencils blended with sansodor with a bit of stickles here and there, Backing Paper - Trimcraft and Bazzill Basics, Ribbon - Hobbycraft, Border Punch and Flower Punch - Martha Stewart, Other - Viva Decor Pearl Pen and Bazzill Basics Mystical Flourish Template.