Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cupcake Cards

These two cards are out of my comfort zone. I know that these cards are easy to create, but for some reason, I feel more comfortable making a card that has tons of stamps on the paper and I love to destress the images that I stamp. But, every once in awhile, I seem to make a few cards that are clean and easier to design. For me, I seem to get bored with an easier card and a card that has a lot of detail is more of a challenge for me.

This first card is called a folded frame card. I found the directions for this card here. I paper pieced the cupcake and I used red paper for the top and embossed it with yellow embossing powder. The bottom of the cupcake was embossed with a blue glitter embossing powder by American Crafts. The stamps that were used are Hero Arts: Valentine Saying CG151 and Clear Design Thinking of You CL140 (Happy Wishes sentiment came from this set.)

This card was an inspiration by Lucy Abrams. I watched her video on Wednesday (July 14, 2010) and loved how she made this card. She used digital stamps on her card, but I didn't have anything dessert related, except for cupcakes. Lucy's card can be found here. First, I stamped the cupcakes on Kraft paper and then I stamped them again on different color cardstock and paper pieced them together. Then I spreak glossy accents over the individual cupcakes and sprinked white glitter over each image. The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Clear Design Cupcakes CL158.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.


Barb said...

Love both of these Sue! That folded frame is so cool! It gives such a fun effect to your card! Love the sparkly cupcakes too! What a cute design!

Virginia L. said...

This is FABULOUS, Sue! I can see Lucy's inspiration in this. LOVe how you make it all you own!! I especially like the second card as the colors are gorgeous!

Heather Maria said...

Two adorable cards Sue!I love the way you have folded back to paper to reveal the cupcake and the colours are beautiful too! Thanks for the link. The cupcake card looks yummy. Love all the sparkle, pretty colours and stitching!

Nancy said...

I love them both too! So colorful and cheerful. The folded frame is such a nice touch! Beautiful, Sue!