The front of the card was done with the Zindorf technique of versamarking then stamping, then clear embossing. Next the color was brayered over the image and rubbed off the embossed portions. The petals were colored with white colored pencil and then with shiny chalks on the petals.
The inside was stamped with her favorite birthday stamp image then that was masked and I stamped the coneflowers with versamark and then ink and the rock and roll on the edges of the cones. That was all clear embossed and then the grasses were overstamped after I masked the text. I rubbed shiny chalks over the text and used cotton balls and a dusting brush on the edges.
I was so thrilled to find the verve challenge ( click here ) that I went right downstairs and started on ...what else ... cupcake cards. Well, I had pieces here and pieces there and sure enough, I finished three cards and guess what. ... I forgot the cupcake on one of them!
The teapot of the day over at Mothermark's site is a bumble bee - which is interesting because I participate in the Sunflower project online. People all over the US receive sunflower seeds which they nurture and then count how many bees visit over a half hour of counting. Unfortunately this year my sunflowers totally died for lack of sunshine so before I can even have bees, I need to get some sunshine going.
So my card has sunshine and sunflowers and hopefully the bees will come ...
Here is a direct quote from Donna C but I love the sentiment and can't say it any better than she did ...
firstname.lastname@example.org----- Nothing on this blog is personally copyrighted. You can use anything you want and I don't care if you call it your own. Copy things exactly and say they were your idea. If I run into them on your blog, I will be thrilled to see that someone loved my idea enough to copy it. If I put it on the net, I don't consider it stealing for you to use it in anyway you want. Go for it and enjoy! That is what this hobby is all about.