Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The "other" cupcake card

Monday, I told you I would post the "other" cupcake card, the result of my brain fade.

I made this card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge, got it done, and then realized this is for the MAGNOLIA Down Under Challenge. The problem is, there are no Magnolia stamps. The good news is, despite my brain fade, I really like the card.

Stamps: House Mouse, Many Happy Returns (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento (brown), Copics
Paper: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, DCWV Sweet
Embellishments: Prima’s, Dew Drops
Other notes: Embossing Paste mixes with Close to Cocoa reinker.

I really wanted to give the cupcake a sense of having frosting. I used Dreamweavers Embossing Paste, mixed with a drop of Close to Cocoa reinker, and spread it over the "frosting" area. I then found that the mice were recessed too much, so I stamped them again, cut them out, and mounted them with dimensionals. I added a little glitter to the embossing paste while it was still damp to match the frosting on the designer paper.

So thanks to Magnolia Down Under for the inspiration for this card, even though it did not meet the challenge.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO


coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is so sweet love those little mices and it all looks great.

Lorraine x

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