Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Polka Dots and Cupcakes

The card I have to share with you today is CASEd from a fellow demonstrator, Kendra.  Isn't it wonderful having such creative friends that share ideas with you?  That's one of the very best things about the Stampin'Up! community of stampers - they are wonderful, caring, creative ladies that are happy to share what they love to do.  I thank God that I joined this company over 15 years ago.  Who knew that a love of crafting would lead to making so many friends and a business that is so much FUN!  Can't beat it!  Oops, seems like I'm digressing a bit here.  You came to see the latest stamping idea, didn't you?  Well, I certainly wouldn't want to disappoint, so here we go...

Stamps:  Create A Cupcake
Ink:  Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, and Early Espresso
Paper:  Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot with Square Lattice TIEF, Cupcake Builder Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch,  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, and Dimensionals

Whew!  Did you catch all those punches?  When I got done with the card, it looked like a punch invasion on my work table!  grin  But having all those punches to use makes this card so easy peasy to make.

Have you embedded cardstock pieces into a cardstock layer before?  It's really simple and looks so cool.  Just punch whatever shapes you want to use, attach them to the white cardstock base, then emboss with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  (other embossing folders will work, but this one works the very best!!)  After embossing, the cardstock pieces really seem to be embedded and all just one piece of printed paper instead.  In fact, it almost feels like a piece of fabric!

The darkness of the Early Espresso cardstock used here really makes the two light colors look really sweet together.  Yes, I know I've never seen a cherry that color of light pink, but who cares.  That's where artistic license comes in.  You could change around the colors used to be brighter and it would totally change the look of this card.  Oh the joys of playing around with color and design.  The possibilities are pretty much endless!

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping in again.  I appreciate any comments you might care to leave.  It always makes my day to hear from you!

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