Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Cupcake

Hello All,

For today I am playing along with Curtain Call and Just Us Girls.. These challenges are what created this fun and cheery card.... However these challenges were well.... Challenging. At first I thought I had it in the bag! Then I got to my craft table and....... Crickets. I went through idea after idea then I thought 'go with what you know.' and I did.. Then after some time fiddling this card started to evolve into something that is really like.. In fact, it has become one of my favorites..

The subtle gradation from dark pink to almost white gives a kind of glow to the design.. The other colors can be seen through the luxurious gold embossing. The cupcake gives the card a sense of whimsy as does the sentiment. That was the method to my madness I hope you like this card as much as I liked making it..

The background stamp works perfectly with
the ombre background. Each of the elements
fading away as they go to the top of the card.
The gold embossing gives the card texture and shine
that I think is so fun for this playful birthday card!
The cupcake and sentiment have center stage
and is not fighting with the dynamic background

Challenges I am entering:
    Curtain Call- July 1~Celebrate
    Just Us Girls- Trend Week~gold


How to:
  1. Cut and scored my white top folding CS base to 4.25" x 5.5" (A2) set aside
  2. Cut another sheet of CS to appox 3.5" x 5".
  3. Sponged yellow, teal, dark pink, and light pink onto the smaller CS creating an ombre effect. 
  4. Let it REALLY dry. (hint: try sprinkling embossing powder on the inked surface first to make sure that it is dry).
  5. Stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with gold embossing 'powder'. (hint: take a swiffer duster and wipe off the excess glitter embossing powder from your work surface. Works like a charm).
  6. Stamped the cupcake image twice and used the second stamped image to color and the first image for the cupcake wrapping.
  7. Fussy cut the cupcake and the wrapping.
  8. Stamped, colored, and fussy cut the cherry on top.
  9. Adhered the assembled cupcake to CS and fussy cut around the image for a white border.
  10. Die cut the sentiment 'happy' twice. The second sentiment die cut only the 'hap' then stacked two of them on top of one another to match the cupcake image. 
  11. Assembled the card as shown on the white CS base.
I want to thank you for your patience getting this post together. I was yet again on another time crunch to get the card linked in but I wanted to really take time to write out my explanation and intention for the design and how to recreate it if you'd like.. 

Thank you for stopping by leave a message if you so inclined to do so. Take care and we will see you soon at TheGrandStampede!

All the best,


Sue VanDeVusse said...

Such a beautiful golden background! Love the ombre shading and that yummy cupcake, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Shawna,
Beauty card. I love the golden embossing, and he gives the card a very festive appearance. And so beautifully is a shaded background, a great selection of colors. Beautiful composition.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is really so artistically done, Shawna!!! What a striking card!!!! Love all the gold and the colour fading towards the top!!!! Your cupcake looks super yummy - love that soft pink icing and the cherry on top!!! Such a lovely card!!!!
Enjoyed my visit to you, as always, Shawna!!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

Monika Reeck said...

I am speechless
First I want to tell many many thanks for all the trouble you have by commenting all my Christmas card in July (It was crazy a card a day at Bugaboo hihi I made each day for 7 days christmas card thats why you have so much to see dear)
and you forget to see this

it is a manly card..
please tell me your opinion..
I love that yummy background Brick Wall

hugs, Monika

Monika Reeck said...

Now about your card
I am swooning
I love that ombre pink
look so elegant with gold and the cupcake looks yummy to eat hmmmm...leckerrrr...
I love that gold really adorable on that pink ombre background you made
I MUST CASE this may I pleaseeeee...
Love love love this card as you love this too this is my favorite too dear friend

Amy Sheffer said...

So pretty! Love the gold! Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

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