we are doing the dreaded SHAPED CARD challenge at shopping our stash this week, and knowing that some of us automatically click into "round card mode" on these occasions the powers that be (in this case barb who thought up the theme this time!) have declared that NO round or oval cards will count. it has to be a real shaped card! yikes!!! luckily i still had an oversized cupcake template from a year or two ago AND i had an artist inspiration i was longing to try, so i was all set, see?
in the last few months i've kept seeing what nancy standlee calls her "collaged paintings" and every single time i am blown away. this seemed like a good time to take a crack at one of her luscious cupcakes.
the base was easy... just snip strips of brown and tan paper scraps. (because obviously my cupcake was going to be chocolate!) the top was a little more involved; and i never did get the shading quite right around the swirls of icing, but i wound up with a cupcake that actually looks like a cupcake, so i'm callin' this a WIN!
at this juncture, you may be remembering that i often don't bother to make a folded shape card, mine are basically just fancy diecut postcards, lol. but this time, i did fasten a narrow (2.5"ish) folded strip of kraft cardstock to the back of the cake so that it can stand up! (ta-daaaaaaa!)
be sure to hop over to SOS and see the amazing shaped creations my design team darlings have cooked up for you! ♥