Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor
Jill Taylor

Friday, August 24, 2018

Witt & Sass Launch - Designer Cupcake with Candy Sprinkles

Welcome Sassies & fellow crafters and welcome Friday!!  Today will conclude our week of the Designer Cupcake here at Witt & Sass.  What a fabulous stamp set, and so versatile (you'll have realized this if you have been following Witt & Sass's Design Team share their card creations with this stamp set all week).  This is card #2 for me (and my favorite)!  Products used on this card include:  Designer Cupcake stamp and Layered Stencil Dots.
How I made this card:

I started off with a teal colored ombre paper that I used the W & S Layered Stencil Dots on with my Distress Oxide inks.  I used several colors and overlapped the different sized circles, then set it aside to dry.  Next I stamped my plain cupcake in Antique Linen Distress Ink so I could do a little "no -line coloring.  I started with my Copics, then added additional details and highlights with my Polychromos colored Pencils.  I then stamped the strawberry on another piece of card stock, colored it, then fussy cut it out.  I also fussy cut my cupcake out as well.  I decided to use die cut elements from my Blueprints 26 die from MFTs.  I used the balloon, the words "happy & Birthday" and a small bow.  

I decided to die cut some of the card elements from paper I found in one of my 12 x 12 paper packs from DCWV.  This one was actually for DIY projects, mostly mini albums, but I liked the paper so I used it!  The balloon is cut from a very thick, colored vellum that looks very much like the texture of the bokeh dot background I had made.  I also die cut the word "Birthday" from that paper pack as well.  For the "happy" and the cupcake bow, I used a foiled cardstock from a 6 x 6 DCWV Gold Foil Cardstock stack (white with gold foil dots) as the card needed some light/brighter elements.  I die cut the "happy" three times and glued them together for a slightly more raised, less fragile look to the word die cut.

With everything cut and colored, I arranged the elements onto my colored background.  I decided to cut down the width of the colored piece so that I could mount it to a standard white top-folding A2 card base and have the white show on both sides of the card.  I also decided to cut my die cuts to overlap onto those white edges, I like that effect.  Since the "happy" was in front of the balloon element, that was where I strategically placed my adhesive for the vellum balloon, so it wouldn't show.  I also decided to pop up the "Birthday" sentiment strip as well, to give the card more dimension.  I cut a slit in the top of my cupcake icing so that the base of my strawberry would disappear into the frosting.  

It was at this point I decided I needed some additional shine and dimension to my card.  I grabbed my strawberry and loaded on a thick layer of Glossy Accents onto it and set it aside to dry (overnight).  I then stamped the elongated sprinkles onto my cupcake then chose 3 coordinating colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops and somewhat randomly filled in the candy elements with the very dimensional and opaque Nuvo Drops.  I set that aside to dry overnight as well.  The next day, I assembled my card and lastly grabbed a piece of natural hemp twine and tied it to the balloon, placing a glue dot underneath to keep the twine from loosening up.  I also coated parts of the twine with clear drying glue so it would keep it's shape and adhere to the paper.  The final touch was the tiny white/gold bow (same paper as the "happy" die cut) and enamel dot that I adhered to the cupcake!

I hope you enjoyed my card, it was really fun to make!  I also realized that I love how the Nuvo
Drops look and that I don't use them enough in my card-making (especially since I just HAD to have so many colors!)   So remember to look around your craft space for embellishments you've not used in a while - you'll probably come to the same realization I did... "why don't I use these more?"                                                               

To see other Witt & Sass Design Team creations, go to the  Witt & Sass Facebook page (you'll need to join first) or check Instagram at @wittandsassstampco.  Also the store's website has lots of inspiration and information about  W & S, some of it quite funny!  Their website is:   https://www.wittandsassstampcompany.com/    
Also, don't miss out on all the Blog stuff, too.  You'll find that at: 

**For your convenience, I've linked the W & S products to the store and linked to the various social media platforms as well!**

However, if you just want to see more of my stuff, visit me on Instagram, that's where all my work is located.  I'm jktaylor911.  I don't blog every card, so IG has so much more!

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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