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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CAS 152 - RSPCA Cupcake Cards!

Hi everyone

When I saw the Clean & Simple Layout #152 all I could picture was a cupcake on it! It is RSPCA Cupcake Day next week and my workplace is having a fundraiser so instead of baking (which I have no time to do!) I thought I'd whip up a dozen 'cupcake cards' instead and donate these to the cause. Being the CAS style, it was very easy to do. :)

I did one in Melon Mambo/Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie/Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight/Soft Suede, Real Red/Chocolate Chip. YUM!

Materials used (all Stampin' Up unless noted):
Stamps: Create A Cupcake
Ink: Melon Mambo/Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie/Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight/Soft Suede, Real Red/Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Tools: Swiss Dots embossing folder (non-SU), Decorative Label Punch, Cupcake Punch
Accessories: Pearls, misc orange ribbon

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vintage Layers - first attempt


I made this card after I saw this gorgeous and inspiring card by Jenna Barber . She has a step-by-step tutorial on the blog post too. I had stored it in my 'inspiration' folder and just had to make it for the "distressed" challenge at Just Add Ink . I tore the handmade vanilla paper as a border and I distressed the main panel with the edge of some scissors (you can see a small rip at the bottom where I went a bit overboard!) - I finished the main panel by adding Soft Suede directly to the edges from the inkpad just like Jenna did with hers. It "roughs" it up a bit and is a nice finish. :)

I am going to give this card to my friend for her birthday as she loves creamy soft vintage colours.

There are two photos as I was playing around with photoshop on my iPhone. I really need to get myself a light box and a decent camera for my cards.

Materials used (all SU unless noted):

Stamps: Bliss, One of a Kind, Pendant Park, "fleur-de-lys" is from Lovely Letters

Ink: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Old Olive, Versamark (for Bliss image on Crumb Cake CS)

Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, handmade vanilla CS (non SU)

Accessories: Linen Thread, Itty Bitty Button, Pearls, misc ribbon (non SU)