Monday, May 10, 2021

Twofer Challenge #38

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the new Twofer Challenge.  I found this a bit of a challenge because I don't have a lot of cake/cupcake images.  So I went shopping and my cake stamp arrived yesterday.  In the meantime, I found this cupcake and used it instead.  Now I have a cake stamp. :)  Thanks Dolly!

Don't forget to follow the rules ...
I used this adorable cupcake from a stamp set called, Balloons and More (Stampendous).  I stamped in black ink and clear heat embossed.  Stamped again onto patterned paper  and fussy cut both, adding the patterned paper wrapper overtop.  The candle was coloured with cobalt blue zig and I added the same zig ink over top of the patterned paper wrapper so they are the same colour.

The Happy Birthday is part of a stamp (Cling Chunky Birthday - Stampendous) that I masked off and inked in black, also heat embossing in clear.  Fussy-cut before using my zigs to watercolour in rainbow colours.  Tried to make the letters look ombre, light at the top and getting darker at the bottom, but not sure I succeeded. :)

For my second card; stamped, heat embossed in clear and fussy-cut (same as the above card.  This time used the zigs to watercolour the cupcake wrapper in colours of the rainbow.  Rainbows are so happy ... both these cards make me smile. :)

Outlined the icing (or frosting for those not from Canada) .. :)  in bright yellow (same as above card).  This time placed my cupcake in the bottom right corner of a horizonal, kraft card base.  Added a little brown pencil to create a shadow and stamped the sentiment (Many Everyday Messages - Hero Arts) in black (heat embossed in clear).  The cupcake and candle are popped up to create dimension.  Very simple CAS design.

Even though a struggled to get my cupcakes the way I wanted them, I'm really happy with the end results. :)

Hope you'll come play along.  Twofer is open for two weeks, closing end of day May 24th.  Don't miss out!

Also adding the first card to May's NBUS challenge (#26).  I have not used this cupcake / balloon stamp set before.

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Darnell (Dolly to me!) has asked us to include our favourite cake / cupcake recipe if we'd like.

My favourite is one that my Mom used to make when I was growing up.  I made it for my kids, and I still make it once in a while now.

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Product Links

Card #1:  Happy Birthday Cupcake
Stamps:  Balloons and More, Cling Chunky Birthday (both Stampendous)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); patterned paper
Ink:   Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush

Card #2:  Just Because Cupcake
Stamps:  Ballons and More (Stampendous); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Kraft paper
Ink:   Black (Memento); Zigs
Accessories:  Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, brown w/c pencil (Derwent)



Marcia Hill said...

Both of your rainbow cupcake cards look fabulous Loll, and make me smile too! And I will definitely check out your moms cake recipe...looks YUMMY!!! Hugs. :0)

conil said...

Rainbows make me happy and cupcakes make me hungry. Based on my body mass, I don't need the cupcakes but your rainbows really brought a smile to my lips.

Pat said...

Both of your colourful cupcakes look great Loll and love the big rainbow coloured sentiment, and then the kraft card shows it off brilliantly on the second and love the rainbow stripes on the paper case. Thank you for your coconut cake recipe and it looks extremely yummy. x

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous CAS cards, Loll! Beautiful rainbow watercoloring, and I'm loving the chunky alphas on your birthday card! By the way, I think you did a great job creating an ombre effect with your watercolors!
Your coconut cake looks delicious...thanks so much for the recipe ~ xx

Linda said...

Such fun cards Loll ..... I love rainbows too.
Your cupcakes look delicious and I love the sound of the coconut cake ..... might just have to try that one (yummee!) xx

Bonnie said...

Two bright and happy cards, Lolly! I LOVE the rainbow lettering and I do see ombre! The rainbow cupcake paper makes the second card just as festive and fun! Your coconut cake looks delicious! I wish I could go share a piece with you.

Mac Mable said...

Celebration on a card, on your fabulous birthday card Loll and a wonderful CAS Just because card x. What a wonderful cup cake stamped image on both of your Happy cards x. Yummy recipe too and great to have the memories x.

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Anita in France said...

These are both so fun and whimsical, Loll ... the paper pieced cupcake atop the rainbow sentiment is delicious (I see the ombré colouring and it's fab!) ... and how brilliant is the rainbow wrapper on your second card ... yum! Your cake looks scrummy ... how lovely to have an heirloom recipe! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

I am loving those rainbow colours on your wonderful cards... A cake just because is perfect in my book!

oldpunca said...

Loll indeed rainbow colors are happy colors. :-) There is a perfect ombre on the sentiment of the birthday card. Great idea to use paper piecing technique for the cupcake. The second card is stunning CAS. It melt my heart. Just love it. Thank you for the recipe. It makes me hungry. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Christine Alexander said...

fun rainbow colour cupcakes Loll, I'll have to check out your recipe ♥

HilaryJane said...

Love the bright rainbow colours, your cake looks particularly good against the kraft card. Thanks for sharing your recipe too xx

TK said...

Wow, LOVE the rainbow cards, Loll! What a fun-tastically fun way to showcase your cupcakes!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so fun and cheerful, Loll! You used the same cup cake stamp and the rainbow colors for both cards, and made them look very different.
Using the same blue for the candle and the wrapper is a great choice to make the rainbow colors stand out.
Thanks for sharing the recipe for your coconut cake! It looks so delicious!! Gee I'm hungry...
Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

I love your rainbow cupcakes! So cheerful and fun. I've been a little out of touch for a while, but am having fun catching up now!

Trina P. said...

Oh I live me a good rainbow creation and here I got spoiled with TWO! Terrific twofers. Love that chunky HB sentiment on the first.
That coconut cake looks delicious!

BożenA said...

But beautiful cards, Loll. I love the rainbow colors of your cupcakes. And the sweater cupcake is so amazing and inventive. I love both cards.

Darnell said...

I had to wait a few minutes for the drooling to stop after I clicked over and read your delicious recipe, Lolly! (It kept dripping on my hands and keyboard!) I know what a great baker you are, so thank you for sharing. Your two cards are so bright and happy with the bold and colorful rainbows and wonderful CAS designs! You did an awesome job with the coloring and with the fussy-cutting. Thank you for playing along at Twofer and for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Can't wait to see your new cake stamp!🥰 Love, Dolly