Friday, 17 June 2016

Rainbow Cupcake Card

Hello crafty peeps and welcome to my crafty nook! I hope you've all had a brilliant week, do you have any crafty plans for this weekend? I got a small order from The Works click and collect today so I'm looking forward to playing with my new Dovecraft dies. I'm not sure if you've seen but Dovecraft have brought out a range of basic dies including a really gorgeous painted style Happy Birthday which I really wish I'd ordered as I didn't see it on the website last time I looked. I ordered two sets - a cat with a paw print and a banners die, they only cost £3 each which I think is the usual price. I also got a pack of mirror card (£1 for 6 mixed sheets) and a pack of six different style and coloured holographic card. I've found most own brand cardstock to be of an excellent quality from The Works and this is no exception.

This week's challenge over at Passion For Promarkers is "Food and Drink". For more details and to check out what the design team have come up with please click on this link .   I decided to use one of the Verity Rose stamps by Crafter's Companion - Cupcake for my card. I'll be totally honest, Cupcake was actually the last of the Verity Rose stamps that I bought because it's not an image that really thrilled me (unlike the others) but I've found it to be a really useful image to have because lots of people like cupcakes. Here is the card I came up with.

Rainbow cupcake card

Slightly better photo of the card

Close up of Cupcake image

I wish I could take a photo that actually shows how sparkly these cupcakes are!

Hello Cupcake!

In addition to the main Cupcake image, I used the companion stamp set and matching dies for the cupcakes. I found it easier to diecut the shape first then stamp the image onto it. I used the same cupcake stamp to decorate the black panel. I used clear Versamark ink to stamp the image on the black card then dusted over the watermarks with mica powders using a spare blusher brush (I don't wear blusher so it's always a brush that goes spare if I get any make up brushes given) I've not used this technique much before but I think that next time I'll use an anti static bag first before stamping as the powder is quite hard to get off the card (you can't really see in the photos but the black card has a thin coating of the mica powder all over it and not just on the watermarks as I wanted). I coloured all the images using Promarkers and added Dovecraft pink glitter glue to some of the cupcake toppings and Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the rest. I also added the WOS and Glossy Accents to the gems in Cupcake's hair band. I should probably point out that I diecut the scalloped oval before adding the stamped image but that was only after I'd already finished one topper only to have the die shift as I was running it through the Big Shot and accidentally chopped the side of her face off. I really should have used more tape to stick it down! The scalloped oval dies are from Creative Dies. The paper layers are from an A4 paper pad I got from the Pound Land a few years ago. I've not added a sentiment to this card because I'm not sure who I shall give it to but I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out, I really like how the mica coated cupcakes almost change colour as they hit the light (another thing that's hard to show in photos) and it's definitely a technique I'd like to do more of.

I hope you like my latest creation, I need to practice doing brown eyes next as I'm tending to stick with greens or blues at the moment so hopefully I'll have a brown eyed beauty card to share with you soon. As always if you have any questions or comments then please leave them in the usual places. I hope you all have a brilliant weekend and until next time - keep crafting!

Love and crafty hugs,

Sarah xxx


  1. A fabulous card, love all the little cupcakes
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers
    Lorraine x

  2. A very cute looking card, Lovley image and all the sweet little cup cakes. Yum! Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
    Love n hugs


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