Yesterday I decided to have a play with the Sale-a-bration Stamp Set called Hello Cupcake. There aren’t any matching dies or a punch, so I’ve fussy cut the cake. This is a photopolymer stamp set, and therefore easy to line up the images. However, I wanted three layers of cream, so the images had to be fussy cut. The colours I used for the cream are Rich Razzleberry and Powder Pink. I stamped the cake holder in Smokey Slate Ink, which looks quite dark when just stamped, but dries to a beautiful silver grey. There’s a narrow strip under the first pile of cream, which I’ve stamped in Fresh Fig Ink.
The Rich Razzleberry hearts were on “sticks”, and are meant to be the firework hearts you can buy as an alternative to candles! The strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve adhered on the left hand side is from Share What You Love. I love how the colours complement the cake even though the colours are different! I decided to die cut a scalloped oval for the sentiment to be layered onto in this DSP. I did this after I had die cut an oval in Rich Razzleberry, because I felt it looked too dark! The flower sequins are from the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins (page 35 Spring/Summer Catalogue).
To decorate the inside of my card I added a layer of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (CS) and then a layer of Whisper White CS. I wanted to have a single layer cupcake in the bottom right-hand corner. As I had a few leftover cake pieces that I’d stamped, die cut and then not used, I built a cake I could use. I added three more hearts to finish it off!
My plans for today start with a visit to the doctor’s surgery for a follow-up blood test, to the test I had done three months ago. I think I’m probably anaemic! Then I’m coming home, hopefully to find my workshop order has been delivered! Before I can start sorting that out, I need to make Wednesday’s video, which is a fancy fold card! I’ve made the prototype, so all I need to do is to cut all the card pieces I need, and then I’ll be ready to go! Once I have started uploading my video to YouTube I’ll be able to sort out my workshop order and start packaging my customers happy mail! One of my favorite tasks each month!
That’s about it from me today. I hope you like the stamp set I’ve used today, which you can view on page 6 of the Sale-a-bration brochure! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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