How has your week been? Here in the Southern Highlands we have had nothing but rain for the last week or so and it doesn’t look like letting up anytime soon. Mind you with it raining outside, and the weather starting to turn slightly cooler, its a great time to sit inside all “snug as a bug in a rug” and make some cards. Today is our S & B Challenge no. #49. When I first saw this stamp set I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Here is what I came up with for you today.
I got my inspiration from this sketch
To make this card I used the base of Bermuda Bay cardstock, then I took a piece of whisper white and using Basic Gray reinker mixed with alcohol I sprayed the cardstock and then left it to dry. Following that I used the little cupcake stamp and I coloured in the top and the bottom using the Stampin Up markers. I then pressed this onto whisper white cardstock and then cut them out. I tried a lot of colour combinations until I selected these. I then took some versamark ink and stamped the glass cake stand on whisper white and then I covered it with pewter embossing powder and heat set it. I tried a few different colours of embossing powder too, but I think this looked the best. I then cut out the cake stand and stuck the cupcakes in place using a glue dot so that the cakes weren’t adhere flat onto the cardstock. I then cut out the shape of the cake stand using acetate…..to resemble glass. I tried covering the cake stand with glossy accents but the colour in the cupcakes ran so that was a waste of time. I can’t find my crystal effects anywhere and I have 3 bottles lol. I decided I liked the shine on the acetate as it looked more natural similar to glass.
Here is my card recipe:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, White White and Birthday Basics DSP
Stamps: Big Wish
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Gray in a spritzer.
Punches: 1 3/4″ scallop circle and the Ticket Duo Punch.
Embellishments: Pewter embossing powder, basic pearls.
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Spritzer, sponges, dimensionals, glue dots, glossy accents or crystal effects.
Now for a look at what the other Design Team Members did this week. Just click on their names and it will take you to their blogs
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I would also love to read your comments on what you think of my cards….just below this post is where you can do that.
Thanks for stopping bye and until next time…..keep those fingers inky!