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Saturday, July 17, 2010

STMC14: Fun and Frivolous!!!

Hello! Today I have a fun and frivolous card to share! It's for the Stampendous Saturday challenge, which was a sketch plus a window card. I really don't have experience with window cards, but I was ready to dig right in..... Let me tell you, this one took a bit of time because I had a hard time getting the frame around my window just right! Now that I know how, it will be much easier next time....

When I was making my plan for this card, I looked through my box of Stampendous clear stamps and found this cool cupcake. It's kind of like Mr. Potato Head...you can mix and match the facial features and there is even headwear! How cool is that? My favorites are the ones I used today, because I love to add "makeup"! When I was looking through my paper I decided to make a birthday card and this American Crafts DP is perfect for that.

The image is colored with Prismas. Sometimes I have a hard time matching the colors, like today. You would think that with 120 pencils in the tin there would be a match, but I have discovered I can layer 2 different pencils to make the shade I want. I start with the lighter hue and add a bit of the darker hue over the top. Then I blend before adding more of the darker hue if needed. I try the combos out on scratch paper before coloring the image.

For embellishment, I added lots of glitter around the edge of the white frosting, some ribbons and a candle. I like how it turned out; this might be a keeper for DD's birthday next month.

Image: Stampendous "Crazy Cupcakes"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate, The Paper Studio Vellum, American Crafts DP
Embellies: PTI Sweet Blush Saddle Stitched Ribbon, SU! Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Cake Mate Candle
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Angela

5 comments:

wendyp said...

love how you added the candle! Fabulous!

Krissy said...

The candle is the perfect finishing touch!

Imke said...

Angela, the DP is fantastic and i like your idea with the candle. Never thought about it. Really great !!

Jen A said...

That's one sexy cupcake...very cute card!

Kathy said...

What a fun cupcake, love her makeup, so sassy. I think those window cards look hard, but you rocked it. Looks fab, I think your DD would love this for her birthday.