Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Simple and Sparkly

Most of my regular readers know that I love anything that sparkles... so when I saw this set, Crazy for Cupcakes, I knew I had to glitter it up!

This very simple layout allowed for the sparkly cupcakes to take center stage.

I started out with a completely In Color scheme: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry. I also used a pattern from Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.

The Scallop Oval Frame Sizzix die and my Big Shot created the Whisper White oval and Bermuda Bay frame. TIP: Little white dots were created using a Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for an added touch of whimsy.

Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and Black StazOn ink, I stamped the cupcake image onto the white oval. Next I colored in the cherries, cupcake holders, and tray with a 2-way glue pen and applied Fine Cosmo Glitter. TIP: it is best to separate out the colors you will be using by gluing and glittering one color at a time.

A DecoArt SnowWriter ( was used for the fluffy white frosting. This did take about an hour to fully dry.

I didn't want the glitter to be touched and subsequently get on everything. So I created a window with my frame. I simply attached the Bermuda frame to a slightly larger window sheet and trimmed it out. This was attached over the cupcakes using dimensionals.

A cute little knot of Crush Curry Polka Dotted grosgrain ribbon was attached on the lower side of the frame. Confession: I actually applied the frame a little crooked and it exposed too much from the underside, so the ribbon was a quick fix to hide the imperfection!

Happy Stampin'!

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Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes (111618)
Ink: Black StazOn (101406)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (avail. July 1), Melon Mambo (avail. July 1), Crushed Curry (avail. July 1)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Scallop Oval Frame Die (114521), Signo Gel Pen (105021), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Window Sheet (144323), White brads (non SU), 2-Way glue pen (100425), Fine Cosmo glitter (108796), DecoArt Snow Writer, SU Dimensionals (104430), Crushed Curry Polka dot Grosgrain ribbon (avail. July 1)


Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Carrie! This must be a day for cupcakes! I love all of the different techniques that you incorporate into your cardmaking!

Denise said...

Your frosting is WONDERFUL! SO cute!