Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hello, Cupcake!

In my effort to use materials in my stash that remain untouched, I decided to try a cupcake stamp set that I've had for a long time. Click on the photos for an enlarged view.

The Crisp Cantaloupe panel was die cut to provide a background with interest. It was backed with foam tape and popped up on a panel of Basic Gray cardstock. Designer paper with gold metallic flecks was also die cut with a scalloped circle and popped up on a horizontal strip in the same paper. A die cut circle of gold foiled cardstock was adhered to the scalloped circle. Several "squiggles" were also die cut from the gold and adhered to the gold circle. The cupcake was stamped on a piece of white cardstock (not watercolor paper) and colored using Derwent Inktense Water Pencils (yellow, orange, gray) and an Aqua Painter. The cupcake was fussy cut, sponged with gray ink, decorated with spots of clear Glossy Accents and Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, then backed with foam tape and popped up on the gold foil circle. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and

popped up with foam then decorated with Gold Glitz Dazzling Details. Gold sequins were adhered.

Everything was adhered to a white card base. The inside of the card was stamped with, "Hello, Cupcake," and a small cupcake, colored to coordinate with the larger cupcake on the front.

My card was inspired by a new
challenge that I am entering for the first time along with a favorite sketch challenge. To visit the blogs and participate in the challenges, click on the following links.

Dragonfly Journeys #67: Theme Challenge "Sugar Rush" and there are prizes!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #170:

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting, water coloring with water pencils
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Ink: Smoky Slate
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, DCWV Foiled Cardstock (gold)
DSP: "Birthday Bash" Collection (retired)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, Modern Label Punch (sentiment), Aqua Painter

CTMH Materials
Stamps: "Celebrate with Cake" (sentiment on front)

Other Materials
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo "Birthday Cupcakes"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Paper Sweeties "Sweet Borders" (squiqqles), Gina K Designs stacking and nesting circle dies, Lil' Inker Designs "Diamond Lace"
Misc.: Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins, Glossy Accents, Derwent Inktense Water Pencils


  1. Hi Melanie and Welcome! I'm so happy you joined my challenge this week with this yummy creation. I just love all of the touches of gold. Thanks so much for your awesome entry :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  2. Very cute - love the colouring on the cupcake! The sprinkle paper fits your theme perfectly. It's great to have you back, sharing your designs with us at Atlantic Hearts again!

  3. I love it! The colors are just perfect and I love the background panel. Your cupcake looks good enough to eat! :)

  4. Awesome card, Melanie! I love the colors you chose & the sweet cupcake image, and the touch of gold behind it and the die cut background paper are fabulous touches. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! Your cupcake colouring is amazing and I love all the little details you have added. pink and gold is definitely a winning combination! Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week.

  6. Gorgeous x 10!!! I love all the sweet details and the cute cupcake image. GREAT work! TY for playing along with us over at AHSC! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  7. I love that die-cut background...I'll have to borrow it some time. Cupcake looks good enough to eat, and love the ice cream sprinkles on the one panel. Sweet card for sure.