Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crazy For Cupcakes

What is it about cupcakes that fascinates us so? Yes, they are yummy...as my tummy will attest. But, for over a year now, cupcakes seem to be all the rage in paper crafts and home decor. Of course, one can perhaps argue that cupcakes are never out. Maybe it's their size? Or the vast array of colors and textures? The frosting and assorted sprinkles? Hmmm. The world of cupcakes is just a place of fluffy goodness that always seems to bring a smile to our collective faces.

Today's quick and simple card project celebrates all things cupcake. The materials list is a follows:

  • papers: Stampin' Up! cardstock in Summer Sun (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"); Basic Grey decorative cupcake paper from 'Nook & Pantry' collection; Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock

  • ink: Stampin' Up! Close To Cocoa; Tsukineko Memento in Tuxedo Black; Copic Sketch markers

  • ribbon: Stampin' Up! polka dot grosgrain ribbon in Crushed Curry

  • stamps: cupcake image and sentiment from Pink Cat Studio

  • tools: Stampin' Up! scallop edge punch; Zutter 1/2" corner rounder, Cutterbee scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals, ATG714 adhesive, Zig two-way glue pen

  • I stamped three cupcake images on Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored each image in with blends of Copic Sketch markers and trimmed around the images. I played around with the grouping of the three cupcakes and when I found a layout I liked, I tacked them together with the Zig glue pen. The cupcake decorative paper was punched top and bottom to create the scalloped edge and the edges were slightly inked. I then wrapped the ribbon around the paper and adhered the mat to the cardstock base using my ATG714 adhesive gun. I used Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the handcolored cupcake trio over the ribbon. The Dimensionals lift the cupcake cutouts up and away from the decorative paper and give it more of an illusion of depth and creates interest for the eye. I rounded the corners of the card and stamped the sentiment--and cupcake madness ensued.

    Hey, Cupcakes! Thanks for stopping by...and as always, keep crafting!


    Jeanette T. said...

    Cute card. Now I want a cupcake. TFS

    Sharon said...

    Love your cupcakes! They look so yummy! Wonderful card. The colors are just awesome and that bg paper is great!!! :)

    disneynut77 said...

    Really cute:) TFS!

    flowerdisco said...

    love the card and the colors you used.

    Jana said...

    Your work is amazing. What is the bg paper on this card? love it.

    Albert R. Gomez said...

    That background paper is from Basic Grey. It's from a collection called "Nook & Pantry". It's a great stack to add to your collection! :-)

    paperscissors said...

    tasty! the colouring is inviting and happy!