2/04/2008

sparkle cupcake

Nothing sparkles quite like vintage German glass glitter - this cupcake image uses sparkle-y pink colored glass granules to create a focal image with impact! This template is from the last issue of The Stampers' Sampler magazine. Easy template - quick card with a nice glittery effect. To create the cupcake, I created the template on the card base using Basic Grey's Two Scoops Swirl paper. Stamped Lockhart cupcake once on a circle of white cardstock and once on a piece of white cardstock scrap. I colored in the cupcake bottom portion on the circle cardstock, and placed a dimensional on the icing part to show off the raised icing layer. Then I cut out the icing part only on the cardstock scrap. Using a tiny Xyron machine, I ran the icing portion through the sticker machine, creating a layer of adhesive over the top of the image. Using tweezers, I dipped the icing into the pink glass glitter, avoiding the cherry part so I could attach a crystal there later. The glitter sticks so nicely to Xyron tape. I edged the bottom of the card front with a glue pen then dipped it into a line of the pink glass glitter for even more sparkle! Thank you for stopping by! I am having a give-away this week and am scooping up merchandise today! I returned from my mother-in-law's funeral down in Georgia yesterday. She passed away due to breast cancer. Thank you to those that sent cards and emails; I will close with a funny story: My MIL was 84, and had lots of elderly girlfriends. My MIL looked fabulous in the casket - almost radiant. The man that does the preparations - his name is Larry. Larry is very, very good and is well known in the community for his amazing funeral preparation of the body. Anyway, one of my MIL's elderly friends came up to me as I was standing beside the casket. This little lady turned to me and said in a sweet Southern accent, "Oh she looks so beautiful! I told my kin when I went if Larry wasn't available to just cremate me." I laughed so hard through the tears!! Best wishes for a wonderful week ~ Lockhart Cupcake, Lockhart Happy Cupcake Day sentiment; Stamper's Select white cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Two Scoops decorative papers; Copic markers; Archival ink in Jet Black (Ranger); Swarovski crystal; Pink Cameo German glass glitter; tiny Xyron sticker machine (Wal-Mart); Nestabilities; dimensional (stampin' up)

10 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow - that is a sparkly cupcake, I love it! My LSS has some of this glitter in clear and I wondered what to do with it. Now I have to talk her into getting colors - thanks for the inspiration!

leenda said...

I second that WOW! This card looks so YUMMY & is very creative! I'm sorry to read about the loss of your mother-in-law.

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful card...love all the sparkles...and thanks for the great instructions. The story about your MIL is hilarious! Sorry to hear about your MIL, and may you have wonderful memories to recall of her.

Aunt T said...

I'm so sorry about your MIL. Her friends' story is adorable! Great card.

Teresa

Conniecrafter said...

Cute card, gotta love the sparkle!
So sorry to hear of your loss, what a cute story, always nice to find laughter at such a hard time!

Sharon in NE said...

Bless Larry's heart. He could probably raise his rates and get whatever he asks. Great story. Made me giggle.

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.

JAG said...

I really like your card and enjoyed your story about your MIL's friend. Thanks for sharing - I think little stories like this help a person get through the grieving.

Peggie Sue (aka: Domestic Diva) said...

How cute is this cupcake?! Makes me wanna run to the bakery!!

I too am soory for your loss, I lost my MIL this past spring. My heart is with you!

Bevie Pearl said...

What a yummy card you made.
Your MIL story made me laugh. I know that the loss of a MIL is difficult. My Prayers are with you.

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