Okay~ this is my 2nd sketch challenge & I'm having a blast! This one is from another site I follow/stalk called Taylored Expressions. This card served a dual purpose, not only as a challenge, but it was for my niece Abby's birthday as well. She's 7 years old and thought this was "beautiful"... it better be~ I got up at 6 am to make this card~ LOL!
I used cuppacakeabella for the first time on this card ~I had actually lost her! Sorry, bella! Anyway, this was the only other cupcake stamp I had, besides Stampin' Up! cupcakes... but I can see getting some of Taylor's sweet little cupcake stamps in the future!
The paper was again Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Always dsp, which I thought would be perfectly girly for Abby! So I paper-pieced bella's dress and the bottom of the cupcake. The "lace" punched on the bottom of the chocolate chip paper is from Martha Stewart, as is the glitter... I splurged the other night & bought the huge glitter pack... yay! I used a brad on the top of the cupcake & put a drop of Crystal Effects on it to make it shiny.
And again I used the funky "frosting" on this one, too. I wanted to give credit to the lady I learned this from on my previous kwerner post, but I had forgotten where I found it! Well here it is, super easy & super cool! After applying the "frosting" and heating it, I let it cool, dipped my paint brush in craft ink, painted it, and then sprinkled on some glitter. I really love this technique, and have excitedly used it on a few cards now! Thank you so much Donna Centamore (Butternut Sage Designs)! You can watch her video to learn how!