Stampin' UP! Sweet Cupcake and Cupcake Cutouts
When your friends know that your passion is card making, they expect and hand made card. And AFTER you given them their first hand made card, then the challenge is on you to beat the LAST card you gave them! Such is the case with my friend Buck. And he's always so appreciative of the card - and the effort. His birthday was August 31st, so here is the card he received this year. Enjoy!
Step by Step Tips:
- The background was created by inking up my Confetti Textured Embossing Folder with VersaMark Ink and using Gold Embossing Powder on Garden Green card stock to make the confetti pop. No need to use the Big Shot for this technique. Just carefully place the card stock on the inked embossing folder and rub the back of the card stock with an acrylic block. (Check out my post on this technique!) Then mat it on Pear Pizzazz.
- The cupcake cup was stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock using Pear Pizzazz ink. The first layer was stamped off once before stamping on the card stock. The second layer was full strength. The third layer was Garden Green Classic ink full strength, and the forth layer was the third cupcake cup stamp using StazOn ink and Gold embossing powder. Attach the finished cup to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. (My new favorite adhesive, BTW!)
- The frosting was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede Classic ink stamped off once. The second layer was Soft Suede full strength, and the third was Early Espresso Classic ink full strength.
- The candle was stamped on Pear Pizzazz card stock using Pear Pizzazz full strength. The second layer was StazOn ink embossed with Gold embossing powder. The flame was Gold Glimmer Paper. Cut all three parts out using the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits dies.
- Before the candle was attached to the cupcake, I trimmed the bottom on a curve to look like the candle was stuck in the frosting. Pop up the frosting, candle, and flame using Dimensionals.
- The banner was stamped using Gold embossing powder on Pear Pizzazz card stock. It was cut out and folded back to give it some dimension. I never realized this banner was scored to do this. Who knew.
- Sweet was cut out from Gold Glimmer Paper and attached using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Simple!