Wednesday, July 9, 2014

exploration STAMPlorations sketched: cupcake (SSS, Curtain Call)

Back with day 2 of my exploration of STAMPlorations latest release. I chose this stamp:


Can't you just taste that glob of chocolate frosting? Can you say craving? OK, change the subject. I did, cuz I also chose to create a card for these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Shake it
Curtain Call - Birthday Bash

Those great crepe paper balls. Those colors! How 'bout a birthday bash with cupcakes? And sequins. 

Take a cupcake stamp. Take some Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass CS (NBUS - love this color) and some pink and yellow alcohol inks on acetate. Add lotsa sequins and confetti. Add an HB2U (from the VIGNETTE: It's Your Day set) cuz I happened to have it handy and happened to somehow get smidgens of black ink all over the front of this card after I was done with it - UGH. Thus the escaped sequins on the outside too. But it was just what the card needed since the sentiment in Sea Glass along the bottom gets a  little lost.

This is the first shaker card I'm actually thrilled about. Amy T. has a good approach to shakers - use glassine bags. But on normal shaker cards I've had an issue with sequins getting stuck on the exposed edges of the foam adhesive behind the acetate. You too?

TIP: Die cut two layers of craft foam (on this card I cut two pink square frames (gotta get me some white craft foam) and stacked them)) and use them in place of foam adhesive. No sticky edges for the sequins to stick to!

I also stamped the cupcake in yellow onto the white shaker backing, a tiny bit offset from the black stamped image. You can see it if you look closely. The depth achieved by the height of the doubled craft foam is phenomenal. TIP: Glue two or three sequins onto the shaker backing so the shaker window looks filled even when standing.

Tomorrow I'm casing one of the sweetest CAS cardmakers out there. Ya'll come back now, ya hear?


Kim Heggins said... this is one amazing, bright, cheerful and yummy looking cupcake. I love it from the top of the frosting to the bottom the cupcake paper.

Hussena said...

Wow !! what an awesome card Maria ..I love the bright bold colors on it !

shirley-bee said...

Love all the detail in this, Maria! The escaped sequins, the HB2U tag, the offset stamping - fabulous. And oh, what a result! Unbelievable match, bet there are some happy faces in your household ;)

Alina said...

it's a very pretty card, Maria, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Unknown said...

Hi Maria! Thank for your sweet comment!
I love you shaker card! I love the fact that you stamped on the acetate and coloured it. Thank you for the tip too! Ingrid xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Maria :-) I love how you coloured the acetate ! FAB and the layering of card instead of foam is a brillinat idea too !
to help prevent sequins getting stuck I go around the edge with a powder tool, it does reduce the stickiness of the edges. but I usually like a few sequins to get stuck :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Deepti said...

Wow ! Love the bold colors, actuslly I love all ur cards :)

Happy Dance said...

Another very cool card, Maria. There's just something special about shaker cards, don't you think?! That's an awesome cupcake too. Almost jumps off the card, and it's begging to be eaten. Love this. Bev

Cris G. said...

Gosh! Love the effect of the alcohol inks on acetate... seems like a lamp leaving a trail of light (does this make any sense?). Great ideas here for shaker cards, it proves that several minds think better. I'll add my contribution too, something I did with a shaker tag and dry glitter about a year ago. First I placed pieces of foam adhesive around the window, which wasn't composed of straight lines, and then filled in all the gaps with glossy accents and let dry completely before adding the glitter. It takes more time and patience, but works just fine.

Pia Larsen said...

Great shaker card! Love how you have off-set the cupcake stamp.

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - gorgeously done!! You outdid yourself on this one - AMAZING!!!

Anita in France said...

Yum! Awesome colours, Maria ... what a brilliant shaker card, complete with escapees! Thanks for the great tip about fixing a few sequins on the shaker part for when the card is upright ... added to my brain! Anita :)

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