For the last 3 weeks or so I haven't been able to play along in the Tuesday Trigger Challenge or any other challenges till now. I love the little bit of doily used as a table cloth in the card that is the inspiration for this weeks Tuesday Trigger which you can find here http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/06/tuesday-trigger.html
Later I ran across this card sketch on Jen Tapler's blog. The sketch is from Verve Stamps. As soon as I saw this sketch cupcakes came to mind.
I wanted the card to feel like the cupcakes were sitting in a bakery shop. I went with the pastel colors of the TT card but just a shade or two darker. I gathered up my Martha Stewart cupcake punch, all the doilies I had and ended up using a square card for the base of my card. The pattern paper is an old old paper pack from Creative Memories called Cabana. It is very retro and not really my style but you know what I ended up liking it alot after all. I made some scrapbook pages for my daughter's Freshman Dance as the blues and tan matched her dress. Now I am making a card with it.
I had intended using the blue and yellow pattern paper as the background but I cut it too small and I didn't have another piece large enough. I was determined to make it work so I made a mat out of kraft cardstock to go under it .
I chose to cover the center of the doily with a yellow paper circle to make the four kraft squares stand out more. I originally had just the doily squares but there was still too much white and they ended up getting lost. So I just backed them with a larger square of kraft cardstock.
For the last square I was going to stamp the sentiment "it's your birthday" directly on the square but I first stamped it on a scrap square and layed it on top to see if it balanced out the card. I decided I liked the layered look of the two kraft squares and used pop dots to adhere the smaller square. I then stamped "eat cake" in brown ink on a white banner and trimmed it down to fit and was done.
I am really pleased with how the card turned out. Now for some reason I'm hungry for a cupcake!