Well hello my crafty friends, today I am sharing a card that I designed for the Witt & Sass release of their Designer Cupcake stamp set. I had so much fun with this set that I made 2 cards. The other one will be posted on Friday, 8/24. I like this card a lot, but I saved the best for last!
For this birthday card I started by stamping the main cupcake image in black Amalgam ink from Gina K. I then restamped the bottom of the cupcake on some mint green patterned paper with stars with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I used a combination of Distress Inks and Prisma Colored Pencils to create this fairly realistic looking cupcake wrapper. I fussy cut it and set it aside. I masked my cupcake on my card panel and airbrushed the background lightly with some yellow, light blue, and light blue/green Copic markers (see picture). I decided to use the candy trim piece in the stamp set in the background behind my cupcake, delineating the sky from the surface the cupcake was on. I then grabbed my Tim Holtz "Rays" Layering Stencil and from above the candy trim piece I positioned my stencil and colored in the rays of light from yellow-orange, to yellow, to light yellow, to light blue to medium blue-green, and finally the medium/dark blue-green using my Copic markers and airbrushing the rays.
I them masked everything from above the base of the candy trim and airbrushed that area below a light yellow-green, with giving a hint of a shadow by using a light greenish-tan to the right base of the cupcake. I colored in the candy trim piece with Copic markers and added some shimmer by using some Wink of Stella clear to that area. I colored in my cupcake's frosting and small area of cake showing with my Copic markers. To help make the cupcake more sparkly (cuz sparkly is good!), I used my Nuvo Glue Pen to the highlighted areas of the frosting, then sprinkled some Hero Arts Prisma Glitter. I love the effect! Much more glittery in person. I then grabbed the cupcake wrapper and glued it in place. To make my candle, I stamped the candy trim again on a piece of scrap cardstock and colored it similarly to the strip in the background except that I made the blank area more greenish to go with the cupcake wrapper. For the wick, I grabbed a medium thickness twine, colored it black then coated it with the Nuvo Glue Pen to both make it stiff and stick to my card. For the flame, I drew a flame onto some white cardstock then traced that image onto some 40# vellum. I fussy cut them both out. I colored the cardstock piece with my Copic markers and then colored the back side of my vellum piece. I first adhered the cardstock piece behind the "wick" then placed the vellum piece on top of the "wick." Because the wick was not dry yet, the vellum stuck to it nicely. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the vellum flame for some shimmer. Last I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Designer Cupcake stamp set underneath my cupcake in Versafine Black Onyx Ink. I then colored in the "Birthday" word using my Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star (it is very shimmery). Before I adhered my card panel to my base, I trimmed the card to be 4 inches wide so that I could add some trim to each side of the card. I picked a somewhat neutral color stripe that coordinated nicely with the color of the frosting. You notice it, but it's not so loud that it competes with the focal point of the card. Once all the layers were adhered together, I grabbed some medium sized clear gems and glued them onto my card as shown. That completes my Designer Cupcake card #1.
I hope you enjoyed my card. There are so many options for your cupcake with this stamp set, I hope my card inspires you to give it a go! I have linked all Witt & Sass products to the store and placed links to the social media sites as well.
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Thank you for visiting me and to all you Leo's out there - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy crafting and bless you all,
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