Friday, January 17, 2014

Cupcake Inspiration Card

Some friends of mine have a wedding anniversary coming up, so I made a card for them.  I started with a plain text-printed card base from Canvas Corp. and transformed it with paint, stamping, glitter, etc.  The photo below shows my card sitting on top of an identical plain card base.  You can see how different my final card is from its starting point.

Supplies: card base from Canvas Corp.; paints & "Stickles" glitter from Ranger; swirl stamp from Paper Inspirations; stamping ink from Tsukineko; sticker phrase & heart sticker negatives from Simple Stories; assorted colored pencils.

I was inspired by a site called Cupcake Inspirations, where the prompt image was a set of cupcakes topped with sparkly pink sugar.

Here's a close-up that shows how sparkly the stenciled hearts on my card are when they catch the light.

Stenciling with Stickles and the negative pieces from old sticker sheets is a favorite technique of mine.  It works best with simples shapes, like these hearts.  Besides being fun, this type of stickers-into-stencils recycling is also a great way to get a little more mileage from sticker sheets.

The weekend is upon us, so I'll close by saying: Have a great weekend!!!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Tina said...

lovely card, so happy our cupcake inspired you...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Indy said...

Love the card! Great idea using the negative space of old sticker sets! The heart looks spectacular! So glad you were inspired by our Sparkle challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie DT!

Carol L said...

Great idea and use of those leftover sticker sheets! You're so resourceful I hang my head in shame! That really is a cute card, and I love the text beneath all the color!

Lean de Ruiter said...

And cute it is.

Alycia said...

This card has an art journal style that I love. :) Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! -Alycia

Nance E Salkeld said...

Pretty card and thanks for the crafting tip for a great way to reuse sticker sheets! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Nance, DT

Svjetlana said...

Lovely card, I also like using negative parts of stickers and chipboard sheets as stencils.