Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chupa Chups

When I saw the unusual theme of Chupa Chups at The Lollipop Ladies, I just had to enter the challenge. I was also inspired by the Photo Inspiration at The Paper Girls (below), with its overlapping circles of colors and patterns.

I've always loved the fact that one of the versions of the Chupa Chups logo was designed by Salvador Dalí, so I used that to inspire my design.
I cut the circles out of tissue paper using a Sizzix die in my Big Shot, and then ran them through my sticker machine. I stamped pattern in watermark ink on two of the circles.

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment, from a Dilo en Español stamp set, is heat-embossed in shiny blue. I generated the "Sweet Wishes" sentiment myself, using the font Dolphins. I adhered some tissue paper onto cardstock (using my trusty sticker machine, of course!), printed the sentiment on it, and then cut the shape with a die from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set. The ribbon is something I've had in my stash forever. 

The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #56: Chupa Chups + Curves
The Paper Girls: Photo Inspiration
Skipping Stones Challenge 150: Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #186: No Rules! + stamping

Update: Woot! I won a Guest Designer spot at
The Lollipop Ladies for this card.

Update February 2017: The website Artsy reached out to me, asking if I would include a link to their
Salvador Dalí page. Thanks for asking, I was happy to do it! They also have a Facebook page that shares lots of great art information.

As you can tell, I had a ton of fun making this! I totally over-thought it, but I'm happy with the final result. I made it for a dear friend, the only person I know that would get the reference right away. Let me know what you think, I appreciate it. Thank you for visiting,


  1. I love the use of colour on your card,reminds me of sherbert.Fab layout and lots of curves for our challenge at LL.Good luck.

  2. Wow, what a great card! Love the tissue and the design is so effective. Thanks for joining in the fun at Lollipop Ladies this fortnight hope to see you back again soon!

  3. Such a cool card! Love thos tissue paper circles! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along this week at SSD!

  4. A perfect card for our challenge at Lollipop Ladies, well done. You have used lots of good ideas to make it. I really like your colours and the big swirl finishes off the card.

  5. Welcome to The Lollipop Ladies. Thanks for your fantastic entry, I really like the overlapping circles.

  6. This is gorgeous. I love the way you incorporated the challenges. The circles are great! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Paper Girls Challenge!

  7. really gorgeous card, love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  8. love what you did with all your circles and your version of the photo inspiration. Thanks for linking up at The Paper Girls Challenge.

  9. The tissue paper worked perfectly for the inspiration photo! Great card! Thanks for joining in at The Paper Girls Challenge blog!

  10. Great card
    Congratulations for being the winner on Lollipop Ladies

  11. What a beautiful card, I like how you made it your own - finding inspiration in multiple spots. You did not over think it! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls!

  12. Beautiful interpretation of the inspiration from The Paper Girls Challenge. Thank you for sharing. I hope you continue to play along with us.


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