Sweet Cupcake Birthday

For today’s card, I decided to try the new Sweet Cupcake stamp set from Stampin’ Up. This is a triple step layering set with a photorealism look. The color combinations that could be used with this stamp set are endless. I needed a birthday card for a beautiful little girl who will be celebrating a birthday later this week, so I decided to go with a pink cupcake.

Mel's Card Corner | Sweet Cupcake Birthday

I started this card by creating my card base and background layer. Since I wanted to use pink and kraft for my cupcake, I went for those colors. The card base is an A2 top-folding card made from Blushing Bride cardstock. The layer is a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. To give it some texture and added interest, I did some collage stamping all over it using images from the Timeless Textures stamp set.

Once I had the layer completed, I adhered it to my card base with some tape runner. Using some liquid glue, I then adhered a white doily in the lower corner to create a focal point for my cupcake. After I had it in place where I wanted, I trimmed away the excess doily with my scissors.

Mel's Card Corner | Sweet Cupcake Birthday

Next, I stamped the cupcake images on some white cardstock. Since these are multiple layer stamped images, I definitely used my Mini Misti for this process. Using the Misti makes it incredibly easy to ensure everything is lined up properly which results in crisp images even with all the different layers of stamping.

For the frosting portion, I stamped the base with Pink Pirouette ink. Next, I added the second layer using Blushing Bride to add in some darker details. For the final layer, rather than adding more pink. I stamped it with VersaMark then heat embossed it using some Vanilla Sparkle embossing powder from Wow. For the base of the cupcake, I stamped the first layer with Crumb Cake. I stamped the second more detailed layer with Soft Suede. Lastly, I stamped the third detail layer using Early Espresso. I then went over both the frosting and base layers with a couple of coats of clear Wink of Stella to soften up the inks for a more watercolor look and to add some shimmer.

I cut out the cupcake pieces using the coordinating Framelits dies on my Big Shot. I also cut out the word Wish which is included in the die set. I cut it from a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock so it would coordinate nicely with my cupcake. The die includes the tittle for the letter i, but I decided to replace it with a medium size rhinestone instead. To finish off the “wish” sentiment, I stamped the words “Make a” from the stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink then heat embossed it with clear powder to give it some shine.

Mel's Card Corner | Sweet Cupcake Birthday

To finish the card, I added a white panel inside the card. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set on the panel using Crumb Cake ink. I also added a tiny little cupcake image that’s from the Bella & Friends stamp set in the lower corner. I stamped it with Crumb Cake ink as well, but stamped off once before stamping it on my panel. I filled it in with a generous coat of clear Wink of Stella.

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Until next time …

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  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Mel ~ I love everything you’ve done with this card. From the colors you’ve chosen to that sweet doily, everything just came together perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

  2. sandym says:

    Cute card, Melissa! I love the sparkly addition of the embossing powder, so pretty! Thanks for joining our 300th celebration at The Paper Players!

  3. sandym says:

    Congrats, Melissa! You are a blog candy winner at The Paper Players! Please email us at thepaperplayers@yahoo.ca with your mailing address and we’ll get the candy out to you as soon as possible. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

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