color challenge wednesday #17

The color scheme for the challenge this week is— black, white and pink (A|S colors: onyx, sugar, and shell)…

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I used the Hey Cupcake! stamp set from A Muse|Studio… the base card is black with a layered panel of pink and white. The white panel I put in the polka dot embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot Sizzix machine.  I wrapped a black satin ribbon around the white panel before adhering it to the pink. The stamped image was stamped in two pieces. The base of the cupcake was stamped in Memento black ink on shell card stock and cut out. The frosting was stamped in Memento black in on white card stock and also trimmed out, but before trimming this piece I used my BG10 Copic marker to add some definition and the hit those lines with my quickie glue pen and dusted with glitter to sparkle up the frosting. (It is usually easier to color and glitter a component BEFORE you cut it out). I layered the cupcake together and popped it up with a foam square. The black & white patterned cardstock is the shimmer damask in black. The pattern gives just the right amount of texture to make the card a little more interesting and sophisticated and I used more foam square to pop up this panel. I stamped “hey cupcake” on a little strip of card stock and hand-cut the banner shape with scissors.

This is one of my favorite color combinations for female birthday cards. There’s something so sharp, classy and feminine about these colors together. The light pink could always be swapped out for a darker or brighter pink, too… just use what you have and enjoy the results!


  1. Awesome color combo….just beautiful!

  2. Shannon says:

    Super girlie and cute – love it!

  3. this is ADORABLE! I love the design and the color combo is awesome!