Friday, May 12, 2017

Sweet Cupcake for The Paper Players

I'm working on planning some Make & Takes for my One Day Crop to Aid Refugees on May 27th, and I wanted something that wasn't too much trouble to prepare but something that looks pretty cool when completed to give the stamper a sense of achievement. I thought I would try something using Sweet Cupcake, which uses 3 step stamping for a newer technique for them to try. This one is not too difficult to achieve either, because it is easy to line up the three stamps for perfect placement. This works really well with the challenge at The Paper Players this week:

And I used the sketch from over at Freshly Made Sketches because it was perfect for the shape of the cupcake with the candle!

Here's a closer look:

  • I really like the colour combo of Crumb Cake and Sweet Sugarplum. I don't think I've run across it yet, but it has a soft look to it. I used the striped design from the In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack. These will not be available in the next catalogue and I, for one, am really sad about that. It is so handy to have Designer Paper in every colour! Already the Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals stacks have sold out, so only the In Colour Designer Series Paper Stacks are still left.
  • I used a combination of Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand for the cupcake paper with the 3 step stamping from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. Remember it is easier to stamp the darkest colour first, because it makes it much easier to see to line up the other two. I used a combo of Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette for the icing, again stamping the most detailed stamp with Sweet Sugarplum first to make it easier to see and line up the other two lighter and less detailed layers.
  • The candle is Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride. It's only 2 steps. The flame is Crushed Curry and it's a single stamp.
  • The sentiments usually come as a single sentiment in two lines, but I wanted to use the Classic Label Punch so I masked each line in turn and stamped each separately and punched them out separately.
I'm off to visit my youngest daughter and her family this weekend so I'm hoping that with all the rains and flooding, the roads will all be passable!  They've just moved to a new town and are living in a log house!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Oh, this Sugar Plum cupcake is simply delicious! What a yummy confection! Sweet! My parents had a log cabin too, and now my brother has warm and cozy! Have a great time with your family! And thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

  2. Love what you did with this sketch! The DSP layer is a perfect addition and I like how you did your sentiment, too! Your class will love it!

  3. Love that yummy cupcake and sweet frosting! And I love log cabins too! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. So cute! I like how you added the sentiment. Have a great time with your family! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. What a great card! I love that cupcake! Looks so delicious! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family! Log cabins are so fabulous!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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