Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Create a Cupcake Valentine's Card

And no frosting or a single calorie in sight!  Let me explain -   

As I've already said I really like purple so thought I would have another go at LESS IS MORE which is predominantly purple week. 

On my desk was the Create A Cupcake stamp set and the fabby Cupcake Builder Punch.  You can get both of these in the new Spring Mini Catalogue.  I love it when stamp sets have co-ordinating punches.  However you'll notice that I haven't built a cupcake after all.  Although I'm sure it would also make a fantastic Valentine's card.  

Instead I noticed that the cupcake topping stamp looks a lot like a cloud and it all went from there.  I used the punch to punch out a post it mask and sponged Concord Crush around it.  I placed this onto a matt of Elegant Eggplant. This was in turn mounted onto Whisper White and attached to the Perfect Plum card base.  The hearts are also from Create a Cupcake and were stamped in Blushing Bride then cut out with some glitter added.  One heart was popped up on a Dimensional. 

I'm so excited to tell you about how I made the sentiment.  It's also from Create A Cupcake but I only stamped part of it.  The full sentiment is "There's something fabulous about your birthday (must be you!)".  For the front I only used There's something fabulous by colouring directly onto the stamp using my Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker pen. It was then punched out with the Modern Label Punch and popped up on dimensionals. 

I then got to wondering how it would look as a one layer.  So here's the result.  Same as before but only 3 clouds and this time I sponged with Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum as well as the Concord Crush.  The hearts were stamped with Blushing Bride onto the same card stock and cut out.  I covered these hearts with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  

Here's a picture of how I finished the sentiment inside.

So that's it for me tonight.  Next time your looking at your stamp sets see if you find something else you can do with them.  Hope your week is going well and thanks for coming over.  I really appreciate your visit. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated

Card - Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Blushing Bride
Stamps - Create a Cupcake 
Punch - Cupcake Builder, Modern Label
Other - Sponge Daubers, Glitter, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Totally brilliant thinking and inking Aileen, love your card, hugs Gay xxx

Chrissie said...

Wow, you've really been busy and I love all of these!
The clouds looks fab!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kim S said...

How wonderfully creative! I love the clouds and I love it with purple - particularly the variety of purples in the second one - gorgeous!

Julie said...

What lovely cards - do you know I thing the third one is adorable! Lovely work!

Jenni's Jems said...

Great idea Aileen will have to check out my own stamps and see if i can come up with something new! x

Anne said...

Very clever - blue sky thinking or purple sky thinking?! Great cloud from your cupcakes

kingstonmama said...

Clever! What a great idea to use a cupcake as a cloud, and I like how you carried the sentiment onto the inside of the card. Lovely. :) Ann Y.

Faith A said...

How original and just beautiful

Jenny said...

That's so clever Aileen, the sky and clouds are so softly done and the sentiment continuing on the inside is genius :)
Jenny x

Karen said...

Hi Aileen - they are all gorgeous and so clever too! I especially like the third one as it is the most elegant. Hugs Karen x

Mandi said...

All really attractive
Super inking effect

Thank you very much
"Less is More!


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