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Our inspiration cake for this week:
I fell in love with the colors and since I'm a polka dot freak, that's what i went with! There just might be pumpkins on this cake; but I decided to go with a Christmas theme - HA! I'm such a rebel eh? I have an upcoming craft show and need to get some extra cards made and Christmas is just around the corner. 

I painted a piece of green card stock with white paint and then painted some large polka dots with the same paint; however, I didn't use quite enough paint b/c after I stamped the polka dots and lifted the stamp - some of the card stock came off too.  Eeeeekkkk...but then I decided it looked pretty neat, so I left it as it was! The green layer is mounted onto cream card stock with dimensionals.

The image is Christmas Usher from Penny Black. I stamped the image and cut it out; then stamped the skirt in vellum twice with Staz On pumpkin. You can't see, but I added glitter to the top layer of the skirt. I also adhered both layers of the skirt, just at the top, they are free to rise up a bit adding some fun depth and added a little orange ribbon belt.  

Her top is covered in dazzling diamonds; love this image - it's very large too!

So go ahead, take some inspiration from that amazing cake and then join the fun at Cupcake Inspirations!

Challenges entered:

Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes

... fall is in the air ...

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: PTI Polka Dots and Penny Black Christmas Usher
Papers: Vellum, PTI Ripe Avacado and Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Staz On
Accessories: misc. orange ribbon, Copics, Sparkle Gel, Dazzling Dianonds, Paint


  1. This is lovely Michele, love those big white dots and that elegant image!

  2. Thats one fabulous card Michele, love the colour mix and love that gorgeous image.

  3. Beautiful card Michele. That image is so pretty and I really like the big white dots.

  4. Very creative Michele and I love how you layered the skirt!

  5. Painting on cards...is there no end to your talents MP??? I love the colour of the card and I think the lifting of the cs from the paint adds a nice texture. Gorgeous :-D xx

  6. Very fun card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. In order to qualify for the prize drawings you will need to provide a link on your post back to the Dream Valley Challenges. I'd hate for you to miss out on the chance to win!



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