Tuesday, August 19, 2008
ya gotta love cupcakes...
Everybody loves cupcakes right? Well the frosting anyway...
When I saw this cupcake stamp in the new catalog I knew I had to have it. Not my usual style but I do have 5 kids so there for they are invited to about a million birthday parties every year. This stamp set is intended to be a thank you card and I am sure I will use it that way sooner or late but today I put masking tape over the words when I inked the stamp then removed it when I stamped so that I could omit the words. The cupcake is paper pieced. I stamped the cupcake (or parts of it anyway) 2 times. Once on blush blossom, once on close to cocoa and one on ruby red. After I cut out the bottom of the cupcake I ran it through my rarely used (but very handy) paper crimper, I then sponged a little close to cocoa over the ridges to make them stand out a little more. The frosting part of the cupcake has dots on it that I highlighted with a ruby red marker, then a versamark pen then added iridescent ice embossing powder to give it some sparkle. I added iridescent ice embossing powder to the cherry the same way. The tag was punched out with the new large oval punch then slit punched to add a little bit of ribbon. The ribbon is held together with a ruby red brad and the edges of the tag are sponged with close to cocoa ink.
What I used:
Simple Birthday Thanks, Hugs & Wishes stamp sets, Polka Dot background
Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red and Blush Blossom card stock
Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and Ruby Red classic ink
Ruby Red stampin' write marker, Versamark pen, iridescent ice embossing powder
wide oval punch, slit punch, sponge
Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Earth Elements brad