3.16.2017

Bright Cupcake: A Sweet Handmade Birthday Card

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It's been a while since I've done a blog post.  It has been just over a year since my Oma passed away and we have now sold both family homes, purchased a new build and have finally moved in!  In the move we got rid of a lot of the old furniture since we had to put everything into storage for 3 months so I ended up having to get some new storage for my crafting supplies (I'll be doing a blog post about this later).  Now that everything is finally set up I can get back to crafting.  In the meantime, I'll be sharing some of my older creations.  

I made this sweet little card for my sister last year.  It is inspired by a similar card I found online.  Her favorite color is purple so I made sure to use lots and lots of purple on her card.  She also loves vintage style so I used vintage patterned papers, some lace, melange, sequins and black pearls.
 
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Vintage papers and pretty flowers frame this sweet cupcake with candles and lights.  


I started with a purple card base and added a layer of purple damask patterned paper.  I used my Silhouette to create the cupcake die cut from varying purple, brown and cream papers then added some lace and pearls to it.

I also cut a frame with a cream colored damask background that also has the greeting written on it using my Silhouette sketch pens.  I used pop dots to raise the frame up off the background for dimension then added some pearls to it.

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Paper flowers from Prima and Kaisercraft are clustered with some pearl stamens colored with alcohol ink.


I used alcohol ink to add a matching color to some flower stamens and clustered a few of them with some purple Prima flowers at the corners of the card as well as a small purple jute bow.

To finish it all off, I added sequins, pearls, melange and enamel dots above the candles on the cupcake to create the illusion of light.  It reminds me of bokeh.

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Products Used:


  • Bazzill:  Cardstock - creampuff, blissful, berry pretty, white
  • American Crafts:  Jute Twine - purple
  • Prima:  Isabella - rosalia; Clear Pebbles - small; chalk Ink - pastel brown, pastel purple, white; Art Basics - modeling paste
  • Kiasercraft:  Paper Blooms - grape
  • Marion Smith Designs:  Bloom Impressions - stamens in pearl white
  • Ranger Ink:  Alcohol Ink - wild plum; Glossy Accents
  • Craft Medley:  Cup Sequins - black and white classic
  • Silhouette:  Sketch Pens - black
  • Recollections:  Mini Lace Trim - white; Pearls - black and white mix; Sugar Dots - white; various patterned papers
  • Other:  dark brown cardstock; pop dots


Happy Crafting!
Adrienne