12/09/2007

Cupcake birthdays

Birthday cards for girlfriends! The one with the big cupcake and the glitter makes me hungry for a scoop of icing right from the container...forget the cupcake... I just love a good sugar fix...lol... For the large cupcake, I stamped the image once onto white cardstock (circular Nestabilities die cutout), then again onto a piece of white cardstock scrap. Colored in scrap using Copic markers then cut out. On the die cut I only shaded the outside of the stamped image using BV31 Pale Lavender Copic marker, and adhered the cut-out cupcake with a dimensional. I use this pale purple marker (BV31 pale lavender) frequently for outlining stamped images. It literally makes them pop off of the page, and the pale lavender hue makes the easy shadowing appear natural. Matte Accents from Ranger was used on the cupcake liner, and a glue pen was used to outline the swirls on the icing. Sprinkled Hero Arts Prisma Glitter over the wet glue & allowed to dry. Acrylic red bauble droplet was added over the cherry. The patterned paper used here is from Scenic Route Paper. The opposite side is a really nice turquoise, of which I cut out a circular layer (under the white stamped layer). Scallop circle green layer is Stampin Up wasabi. Charm and brad add the desired sentiment and more layers to the card. Newer Lockhart image featuring stacked cupcakes takes instant dimension when the BV31 (pale lavender...again) Copic is shaded heavier on the right. A tiny Hero Arts red crystal was added over the stamped cherry image. bling! bling! :0) Lockhart images; SU wasabi, chocolate & guava cardstock, Papertrey Ink white cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper-Charlotte; glue pen, acrylic bauble, Hero Arts tiny red crystal & prisma glitter; Copic markers, scallop scissors, May Arts 1/2" celery ric rac; pewter charm, silver brad, clear Glaze pen, Matte Accents.

7 comments:

Donna said...

I love these cupcake cards! they do look so yummy!

StamperSharon said...

Adorable cards, Cindy -- love your coloring, shading, glitter & wonderful cherry!

Beth said...

great cards Cindy!

Anonymous said...

Love the dimension you gave to the cupcakes and the cherry on top is very creative, very cute cards!
Conniecrafter

jen del muro said...

these are so yum-o!!! i absolutely love the cupcake images!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Cindy, these are fantastic! That cherry on top is *perfection!*

Rose Ann said...

These are such darling cupcake cards! I love the colors, dimension, and your yummy looking "cherry"!