Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweetheart Cupcake

I've been a bit crazy with my Crystal Effects lately.  I've only had it for a month or so and can't believe how fabulous it is!!  I used it on today's card to cover the cake dish (it makes it look like it's a real china cake plate!!) and also added it to the two hearts that are the decoration on top of the cupcake.  For the icing (or frosting) on the cupcake, I used Martha Stewart's Sparkle Texture Effect, mixed with a couple of drops of Pretty in Pink re-inker - voila, pretty pink frosting!
This card is for Friday's "Free For All" challenge at SCS (F4A100 - Have a heart or two (include as least two hearts).  This card uses the paper piecing technique.  Hope you like.

"Sweetheart Cupcake"

Stamps:  Easy Events, Happy Moments (SU!)
Paper:  Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery DP (SU!)
Ink:  Stampin' Write markers:  Early Espresso, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Sahara Sand; Pretty in Pink re-inker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect, mini pink half-pearls, Crystal Effects, 2-step Owl punch (for the hearts)

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I inked the image in Early Espresso ink (except for the frosting which was inked in Sahara Sand so that the dark brown ink didn't bleed through the "frosting"), and stamped onto a large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the sentiment in Rose Red ink.

I stamped the cupcake paper in Certainly Celery ink onto Certainly Celery polka-dot DP and cut it out.  I stamped the dish in Early Espresso ink onto Rose Red cardstock and cut it out (minus the rim of dots).  I punched out two hearts from the 2-step Owl punch, one in Rose Red cardstock and one in Pretty in Pink cardstock.

I covered the cake plate and the two hearts with Crystal Effects and left them to dry for about an hour.
I glued the polka-dot cupcake paper and the cake plate onto the main image.  I mixed the Sparkle Texture Effect with two drops of Pretty in Pink re-inker and then added it to the top of the cupcake.  I pressed the two small hearts into the frosting and then left the image to dry for an hour or so.

I added mini pink half-pearls along the bottom of the cake plate and then mounted the card front onto a card base of Rose Red cardstock.


Lura said...

I have to tell you, I was sick to death of cupcake cards until I saw this one. It won me over completely.

Anonymous said...

I love this card but I am not able to find Martha Stewart's Sparkle Texture Effect anywhere. Can you tell me where I might find it? This is such a cute cupcake card.

Loll said...

I bought the MS Sparkle Texture Effect from Michael's. Hope that helps.

Loll said...

Update ... I just checked on-line and it's available through many places there including