Double Challenge Friday!

July 25th, 2008

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s time for another TECC (Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge – cucpcakes not required) Sketch.  AND my card for today pulls double duty as Taylor is also hosting a DTDG challenge on SCS today.  I won’t tell you what that challenge is, but I know you’ll want to play – so go check it out – click here.

I am really loving today’s card!  I just had so darned much FUN with it!



This was such a cool sketch and I have been dying to use my little Inky Antics Cupcake Chef by Ronnie Walters ever since I got it from electic Paperie a couple of weeks ago! Isn’t he so adorable!?!  I saw this stamp line at CHA back in January and have been waiting all this time for eP to get them.  You know I love My Friend Ronnie and this chef line is by the same artist.

When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use a designer paper for the askew panel.  I remembered the 6×6 Junkitz Salsa pad and just hoped I still had some of the cupcake pattern left.  Sure enough – yea!!!  This bright happy paper determined the color combo for the entire card.  I actually first colored the chef with Copics to coordinate with the paper and then built the cardstock layers from there.  The card base is Real Red, layered with Taken with Teal.  The focal image is matted on Real Red and accented with Summer Sun.

Here’s a photo of supplies I used (click on the photo to see it larger) tecc26-elements-jami-july-08-small.jpg


For embellishments I used white Kaiser Craft pearls and colored them with Copics before layering them onto Gable Green tiny scallop circles (see punch in the photo above).  The cupcake frosting is covered in Diamond Stickles.  I struggled for awhile with the sentiment at the bottom before I got the brainstorm to stamp on the ribbon.  The ribbon is SU white taffeta colored with a Copic marker.  I’m so excited to custom dye this ribbon since I discovered how well it takes the Copics. I’m going to need to order a lot more of this white tafetta!

Here’s the sketch:


For those of you who like measurements here’s what I did:

card base 5.5″ x 4.25″

teal layer 5.25″ x 4″

dp layer 5″ x 3.75″ – turn it askew and adhere to teal layer, then trim off excess corners with scissors or paper trimmer

main image 2.25″ x 3.25 (and add 1/8″ for the red mat layer)

summer sun accent layer 2 -3/8″ x 3-1/8″


Head on over to Taylor’s blog for all the challenge rules and find out how you could become her Featured Stamper next week.  This week’s Featured Stamper is Denise Marzec (peanutbee on SCS).  You’ll get lost in her awesome gallery!

And now let’s do a little blog hopping to see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up this week!

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

Stephanie Hargis: Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme

Would you like to make a donation to help out the Midwest Flood victims?  Well, allow me to direct your attention to another HUGE event taking place at SCS right now the Splitcoast Non-Raffle for Midwest Flood Relief with all proceeds going directly to the Red Cross.  Make a donation and get a chance to win some incredibe prizes.  You absolutley MUST go take a look at all the fabulous prizes that have been donated!  What a wonderful way to help out and show you care!

I hope you have a great weekend and I hope you take some time to stamp.  I got to go to tea with my Prayer Group last weekend and believe it or not I get to go again today (to a different tea room) with another group of friends.  There’s just nothing like an afternoon at a tea room with friends!  I’m off – tah tah!


9 Responses to “Double Challenge Friday!”

  1. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Cute card! Love the fun paper and the flowers with the half pearls. TFS!

  2. Ana Says:

    Oh Jami!! This is adorable. I love all your cards!

  3. Stephanie Hargis Says:

    This card is so cute Jami! 😀 I was just telling Taylor that I have been trying to find this stamp EVERYWHERE and when I see that Eclectic Paperie sells it, I discover they are sold out! Boo! Haha! Anway, I love your coloring and that paper is amazing! 😀


  4. peanutbee Says:

    So cute, Jami! Love this Inky Antics stamp. He’s just stinkin’ cute!!!

  5. joyofstamping Says:

    Jami, this card is ADORABLE!!!!!

  6. Taylor Says:

    Super cute, Jami! I love how you stamped your sentiment on the ribbon!

  7. Carole (TruCarMa) Says:

    I LOVE this, Jami! Absolutely the cutest!!!

  8. Lynn Says:

    OMG is this ever cute!!!
    Love everything about it!

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