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SCS Creative Crew December 2107 Project #4

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree #127793, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon Basic Black #144129, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

This is my final project as a SplitcoastStampers Creative Crew member (insert sad face).  I have truly enjoyed my time with the crew and I have met some wonderful ladies.  This experience has made me go out of my comfort zone and I have learned so much.   I am now not afraid to pick a technique and just try it.  You just try them too!  Who knows, you might actually enjoy them.  

For this challenge we had to take a sketch and create a winter wonderland scene.  I kept coming back to the stamp set Lovely As A Tree for my projects this month.  When I think of Winter Wonderland, I think of trees, snow, moonlight, sparkle of lights and different shades of blue and purple.  What do you think of?

Here is the sketch that we had to use. 

Winter wonderland sketch

I decided to turn it sideways for my card for a little bit of a different look.  The hardest thing about this sketch was figuring out the sizes of the pieces.  You have to be careful because you can't just cut the ends off, you have to cut from the center and make sure they are even.  Once I figured that out, than it was pretty easy.  

The first thing you will do is stamp your design and complete the top layer (the Whisper White piece).  For my card I first used a Sponge Brayer and put a light layer of Soft Sky ink all over it.   I needed to soften the Whisper White, because I was going to be doing a night scene.  I then stamped my trees on with Basic Black Archival ink towards the bottom of my paper.  I wanted to make sure and leave room for my ribbon and bow.  

Island Indigo was my next color of ink that I added with a sponge around the edges but going in a little towards the trees.  I didn't want to go too close as I wanted the center to be lighter than the edges.  The final color I added was the Night of Navy, again with a sponge, and that was only be the edges and not coming in as far as the Island Indigo.  

I wanted to add some sparkle to it, to make it look like it was snowing, but how?  Well, I saw a video a while ago where you put multipurpose glue on a clear block, you don't need much glue, and an Aqua Painter brush.  Add a little bit of water to the glue and put it on your brush.  Hold the Aqua Painter over your paper and tape the brush against your hand so that it splatters onto your paper.  You then quickly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to your paper and shake off the excess.  It should stick to the glue and look like snow.  Well, that didn't really work for me, the first time.  

So, I had these little water spots on my paper, but they looked kinda neat, so I left them, but the glitter didn't really stick.  I tried it again and it worked better, but I wanted more control of where the spots were going to be.  I ended up getting out my Wink of Stella and tapping it in different spots on my paper for the snowing affect.  I really like how it turned out!

To make this card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

This is how to cut your white paper once you are finished with it.  

  • cut each strip at 1 1/4" wide
  • lay your middle strip onto your paper, center it, but do not adhere yet
  • top strip - cut in half at 2 5/8"
  • trim each piece to 2 1/2" cutting the inside edge
  • bottom strip cut at 1 5/16" and 3 15/16" - I marked the back of my paper so I could see exactly where I had to cut
  • trim each end piece to 1 1/4" - cutting the inside edge

Lay it all out on your black paper, that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", before you adhere it to make sure you are happy with it.  Once you are happy, line up your outside edges and adhere your pieces to the paper.  Wrap your ribbon around it, tie a bow and attach it to your card base.  

Isn't it beautiful?  

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend!

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My Thanksgiving Card

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Count My Blessings stamp set #144790, Painted Harvest stamp set #144783, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman
 

I just love the Count My Blessing stamp set!  I am excited to say that it is one of the products that is being carried over to the new Occasions catalog.  It is now being offered as a bundle in the Holiday catalog, but will not be a bundle in the new catalog.  So, if you want to save 10% now is the time to do so. 

This year I did the triple stamping technique on my Thanksgiving cards for my family.  This is a fun and easy technique that is so striking once you put it all together.  

To make this project you are going to need the following products:

Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"
  • cut at 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • cut at 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

To do this technique you will want to put your three white pieces together (you will need one of each size above) but only with a little bit of adhesive.  What I do is put maybe a 1/4" piece of snail adhesive on the back of each piece and then tap the adhesive with your finger to get most of the stickiness off.  You want them to just be held together while you stamp and then you will take them apart.  

Once you have your three pieces together you can begin your stamping.  I stamped my sentiment, from the Count My Blessings stamp set, first that way I could see better where I wanted to put my flower.  A little tip for you for the green ferns is that I rocked the stamp from side to side while keeping it firmly in place.  This will help get the image on all three layers of paper.  I know, I just told you to rock your stamp!  LOL  The reason you don't want to rock your stamp, that you can get shadows around your stamped image. 

2 more days until Black Friday!!!  Are you a person who goes out and shops on Black Friday.  We sure are!  To help you with your shopping Stampin' Up! has their Online Extravangza going on now through November 26th.  See all the details below.

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It is time for Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!!!  

 Monday, November 20th through Sunday, November 26th.  

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We'll also have an additional Flash Sale on Monday, November 27th (Cyber Monday).  Check back on Monday and I will have all the details for you.  

What is going to be on your wish list this year? 

Does your family and friends need ideas for you for Christmas?  I have a perfect way to let them know what you would like from Stampin' Up!  Send me your wish list and the names, phone numbers or email addresses of the people you would like me to contact.  I will handle everything for you and them.  As an extra bonus I will even wrap their gift to you!  How easy is that!  I know a lot of husbands that will love that!  

Send me your list at stampinscraper13@gmail.com with the subject line My Wish List.  

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As you may have already figured out, this post is coming out a little bit later than normal.  I have to admit that I have been spending time with our daughter, Emily, who is home from Texas.  We haven't seen her since July, so I am enjoying as much time with her as possible.  

Are you baking today for Thanksgiving?  We will be making our pies today!  I love to bake and we are going to try a new recipe this year.  A pecan pie cheesecake.  Doesn't that just sound delicious?  I can't wait! 

We go Black Friday shopping every year and have a lot of fun.  This year will be very different as Erica won't be able to come home for Thanksgiving because she has to work.  We are missing her so much.  Tomorrow morning Mr. Wonderful will go get a newspaper so we can look at everything that is on sale and make a game plan from there.  I know you can get everything online, but it just isn't the same.  We always have all the ads spread out on the family room floor while we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and make our list.  

One thing we do ahead of time is go out the weekend before and look for things, try on clothes, so we can go and just get what we want and not have to worry about that.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fantastic day!

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Fall Friday 2017 Week #3


Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree #137163, Tabs for Everything #143907, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Classic Label Punch #141491, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I have been seeing cards with the Eclipse technique everywhere, so I thought I would try and make one myself.  I wasn't sure at first if this was going to be difficult or easy to make.  I am happy to say that they are very easy to make.  You can do so much with this technique and for so many different occasions.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did to make this card was stamp three trees from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using the Chocolate Chip ink.  I then stamped the leaves of the tree with Crushed Curry ink.  The second time I stamped the leaves, they had the colors of Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie.  I used sponge daubers and dabbed the three colors in various places on the leaves.  I then stamped them on top of the Crushed Curry leaves.  I did, however, move the stamp either a little to the left, up or down.  You don't want to stamp it right on top of where you stamped them in Crushed Curry.

When you have everything stamped you will want to draw a faint line with a pencil (you can see my line in the above picture as I forgot to erase it, Oops).  I put mine at 3/4" from the top of the paper. I lined up the letters from the Large Letter Framelits with the top of them on the line I drew.  You want to make sure when you run your paper with the framelits through the big shot that they don't move.  You can use post it notes, post it note tape or washi tape to hold the framelits in place if needed.  

I have a little tip for you when you are lining up your letters.  When I was trying to figure out where to put the letters I realized I only had one "L".  Well, that wasn't going to work, so what do I do.  I took my "L" and measured it against the other letters and found out that the "E" was the same size.  So, I put the F,A, L and E on my card and then right before I ran it through the big shot I took off the "E".  I then ran it through a second time with just the "L".  Don't throw away the center piece of the letter "A" you will need it.

To make the letters higher than the stamped paper you will want to use the Foam Adhesive Strips.  They fit the letters perfectly.  The center piece of the "A" is not popped up, it is adhered to the stamped paper.  

Here is another picture so you can see it at an angle. 

Stampin Up, Stampin' Up! Sheltering Tree #137163, Tabs for Everything #143907, Large Letters Framelits #141712, Classic Label Punch #141491, created and designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

So, what do you think of this technique?  I would love to see your creations with this technique!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!

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Heartland Card Using Glossy Paper

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When I heard that Stampin' Up! was bringing back the Glossy White Paper I was so happy.  I found out the great news when I opened my box for being an OnStage Display Stamper.  I also got the Heartland stamp set, which used on this card.  I used the brayer to put the ink on it to give it a blended look.  

 To make this card you will need the following products:

Early Espresso Cardstock #119686

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Glossy White Cardstock #144240

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

The first thing I did was punch out a 1 1/4" circle out of a piece of scrap paper and put a little bit of snail on the back of it.  Keep the piece of paper you punch your circle out of.  We are going to use it a little bit later.  I then tapped the adhesive on the back of the circle with my finger to get some of the stickiness off the adhesive.  Then I put it where I wanted the sun to be on the glossy paper.  

I used our Sponge Brayers to put the color on the paper.  I started with the Soft Sky ink on the top to about the middle of the paper. You can just roll over the 1 1/4" circle you adhered previously.  I then added the Pear Pizzazz ink and I went down to about an inch from the bottom.  I finished it out with the Chocolate Chip ink on the bottom.  Remember you can always add ink to your projects, but you can't take it away.  Start out light and then gradually add more ink to you get the color you want.  

Remove the circle and place the scrap piece of paper you have from cutting out the circle.   Take a Sponge Dauber and use the Daffodil Delight ink and fill in the sun.  I stamped the barn and the sentiment with our Basic Black Archival Ink.  

 

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This week we are in Texas helping Emily move into her new apartment and enjoying the Houston area..   I am so excited to see her again.  It will be very hard to say goodbye after seeing her for 3 weeks.  Emily was home for two weeks in June and then went back to Texas last Monday and now we are visiting her in Texas.  I sure miss having her around.  Our house is going to be so quiet when we get back.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a great day!

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Tarnished Foil Technique

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers #127805, Woodland Embossing Folder #139673, 1/4" Copper Trim, Stazon On Ink #101406, Gold Embossing Powder #109129, Copper Embossing Powder #141636, created by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

I saw this card by Melissa Kerman on Pinterest when I was looking for different techniques to do for my class.  I thought, oh my, I could never make that.  But, I did!!!  The technique is called tarnished foil and it is not difficult to make, just quite a few steps.  I found a wonderful step by step tutorial on splitcoaststampers.com by Melissa on how to make this card.  Click HERE for her directions.  

I don't usually send you to another website for directions, but she does such a wonderful job and has a video with it.  I haven't started doing videos yet, and with this card I think it is very helpful.  

Here is another picture of two of them that I made and neither one of them is the same.  They will all look just a little different, which is something I like.  

 

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/impressionsoftarnishedfoil/

To make the card you will need the following products:

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 3 1/8 x 3 7/8

Soft Suede Cardstock #115318

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953

  • cut at 1 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card

Silver Foil Sheets #132178

  • cut at 3" x 3 3/4"

You probably have noticed a new product on this card.  It is the 1/4" Copper Trim that I wrapped around the card.  It is such a wonderful product.  

CoffeeandChatStampinScrapperJoyceWhitman2We had a busy weekend with the grand Randall's.  There parents were gone to a wedding so we got to spend the whole weekend with them.  We had so much fun!  We went to the park on Friday night and I am not sure who was the bigger kid, the kids or Mr. Wonderful.  We came home and had our movie and popcorn and off to bed!  

On Saturday we went to Sam's and they found this really neat sidewalk chalk kit.  There are pieces that look like ice cream.  Yum! They had a lot of fun playing with that and getting all dirty.  Isn't that what kids are suppose to do?  

For lunch we went to see Erica at work.  They thought that was the best thing ever,   Blysse, the youngest, had a hard time figuring out why Erica couldn't carry her around.  

On Sunday we took them to church with us and it was a special day for another one of my daycare angels.  Knox was dedicated!  What a perfect day, Mother's Day to do that.  He is just so precious!  

Here are some pictures of our fun weekend. 

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Here is the picture of the sidewalk chalk.  It is so yummy looking, so good that the kids wanted to eat them.  LOL

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

 

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Retiring accessories and tools will only be available while supplies last.

Retiring stamps sets are guaranteed available until May 22nd, 

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All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31st. 

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Black Magic Technique using Grateful Bunch

Stampin up, Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch #140691, Birthday Blossoms #139471, Black Magic Technique, designed by Stampin Scrapper, for more cards, gifts, ideas, scrapbooking and 3D projects go to Stampinscrapper.com, Joyce Whitman

 

Black Magic!!!  Hmmm, what makes it magic?  You get to color on black paper with watercolor pencils and it shows!  This is such a stunning technique and an easy one too!  That is the best kind.  

I have used one of our retiring stamp sets for the flower, Grateful Bunch.  It is the perfect flower for this technique.  

To make this card you will need the following products:

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock #115316:

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"

Basic Black Cardstock #121045

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320

  • cut at 3 3/4" x 5"

Whisper White Cardstock #100730

  • cut at 4: x 5 1/4" this is for inside of the card

To make the black magic happen you first start by stamping your image with White Craft Stampin Ink #101731.  This product is on the retired list, but will be coming back in the new catalog reformulated. It will come to you with no ink in the pad, you will ink it with the refill.  

You then you your heat tool to dry and set the image.   This step is very important, because if your image is not dry it is going to smear when you go to color it.  I used our Watercolor Pencils when I colored mine.  You can see in the picture below a close up of the flower.  You can see my coloring a lot better.  

I used the Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry pencils.  I first started coloring the whole image lightly with the Daffodil Delight.  I needed a base color to cover the image.   Then I used the Rich Razzleberry around the center of the flower to give my flower some depth.  

After that I colored with the Melon Mambo pencil starting by overlapping a little bit with the Rich Razzleberry.  I then took the Melon Mambo and went up one side of my petal.  The center of the flower was colored with the Pumpkin Pie pencil.  To give it a little bit of sparkle, I put Wink of Stella on the center of the flower.  Because I was going over watercolor pencils, you will need to clean off the tip of your Wink of Stella on a piece of scrap paper or paper towel. 

 

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This is a fun technique where you can add a lot of color to dark paper. 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great week!

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Vintage Leaves Baby Wipe Technique

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The baby wipe technique is such a fun and pretty technique.  You can get a different look every time you ink your stamp.  I bet you are wondering just what is this technique.  Let me tell you!!!  

You take 4 baby wipes (make sure they are the unscented ones) and put them on top of each other on a paper plate or I use a Standard stamp Cases #119105.  These are the ones that the clear and photopolymer stamp sets come in.  They work perfect.  You are then going to take  ink refills in as many colors as you would like,but I usually don't use more than 4 of them.  On this project I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi.  You will put drops of each ink refill on the baby wipes and make sure there are no white areas left.  You want to make sure that you have ink to cover your stamps.  

You will then use the baby wipes as your ink pad.  Look how different the two cards are above.  I used the same baby wipes, the only different is the one on the right was stamped right away and the one on the left I stamped about 30-45 minutes later.  So, the longer you leave the inks on the baby wipes they lighter the image will be once it is stamped. 

To make this card you will need the following products:

Wild Wasabi Card Stock #108641

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

Crushed Curry Card Stock #131199

  • cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 

Early Espresso Card Stock #119686

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock #100730

  • cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • cut at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"  use this to stamp your leaves and cut them out
  • cut at 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"

You will use the Leaflets Framelits to cut out your leaves.  I also stamped one of the leaves in the inside of my card and envelope. I also used the Tangerine Tango ink and sponges to go around the leaves to give them dimension.  

Here are two close ups of the two cards so you can see the difference between the colors.  

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Which one do you like best?  The lighter or darker one?

Over the weekend Erica and I went with our friends to Disney on Ice. It was a lot of fun and the girls absolutely loved it.  I would recommend anyone who has children if you get a chance to go see it!

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin

Joyce

 

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Shaving Cream Technique Card

stampin up, Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers stamp set #139556, Stampin' Up!  Better Together stamp set #141736, shaving cream technique, happy birthday,  designed by Stampin Scrapper, please see more card and gift ideas at stampinscrapper.com

The Shaving Cream Technique is such a fun technique!  You get to play around with shaving cream and get your hands messy.  It is like being a kid again.  I know my daycare children love to play in shaving cream and we haven't done that in a long time.  I think it time to do it again.

You will need shaving cream, of course, a paper plate, ink refills, popsicle sticks and lots of paper towels to do this card.  The first thing is to fill your paper plate with the shaving cream, but don't pile it high, just fill it in all over.  You then will take your refills and put drops of each color on the shaving cream.  The amount of ink and the colors of ink will determine the look you will get in the finished project.  On this card I used Marina Mist and Tip Top Taupe ink refills and started with Marina Mist and then added the Tip Top Taupe.  You will notice in the above picture the different shades of each of the colors.  The color depends on how much you mix your colors.  

You will then take your popsicle stick and swirl, like you do when you make a marble cake, the colors into the shaving cream.  DO NOT over swirl, you don't want to mix the colors together, you just want to blend them.  You take your piece of Whisper White card stock and lay it on top of the shaving cream.  You will want to tap it down a little to make sure your paper is covered with it.  I check mine first to make sure it is covered and if not, put it back in the shaving cream.  This is where you are going to need a lot of paper towels.  The next step is to wipe all of the shaving cream off and you will discover your beautiful creation!!  

Let it dry for a while because it needs to be totally dry before you stamp on it.  You will need to use a strong adhesive, such as Fast Fuse, to adhere it to your card base.  It will be curled up a little on the edges, don't worry about it, just flatten it out with your hands.  If it doesn't flatten enough with your hands, just lay it down, with the back facing up, and put something heavy on it.  That will make it flatter in no time.  

I then stamped the image from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Better Together stamp set.  I added a few pearls on the flower to make it stand out a little more.  

To make this card you will need the following supplies:

Night of Navy Card Stock #100867

  • cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
  • scrap piece to punch out two pieces with the Decorative Label Punch

Whisper White Card Stock #100730:

  • cut  2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • scrap piece to punch out a piece with the Decorative Label Punch 

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Over the weekend I was in Wisconsin on a business retreat and got to spend it with all of these wonderful ladies.  I have learned so much from all of them, especially from Lisa.  Lisa is a wonderful speaker, teacher and owner of Big Ink Academy.  I know I will definitely be attending more of her training sessions in the future.

We stayed at this adorable, I mean absolutely adorable, place called Gather in Waunakee, WI.  A demonstrator bought an old restaurant and turned it into a place to go and craft and stay for a day, weekend, week, however long you want to.  She did such a fabulous job decorating it.  I wish she was closer, because I would definitely be staying there more often.   

Have fun, try new colors and go create!  I know you will love it!  

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

 

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Icing on My Cupcake

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At the SU convention Sara demonstrated how to add to the Sweet Cupcake stamp set to make it look like real icing on the cupcake.  So, of course, I had to try it!   If you look close you will see the darkest color on the cupcake is the part that I added.  It was really pretty easy to do.  

To make the cupcake you use the three different stamps in the set to make a layering look.  I do mine opposite of what they are numbered in the set.  I do the lightest first (the stamp with the most coverage, #3) by inking it up and then stamping off first onto a scrap piece of paper and then stamping onto my Whisper White paper.  You will then do the next step #2 the same way, by stamping off first.  The final step (#1 in the set) I did not stamp off, I stamp it full strength.  Now comes the fun part!!!

You will make a mixture of:

  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon glue - like Elmer's
  • 1 tablespoon white acrylic paint
  • reinker - amount will vary
  • water 

You put in all the ingredients into a small cup and mix together and it will be dry.  You then add water a tiny tiny bit at a time to get the consistency of icing.  The amount of reinker you use will determine on how dark of color you want it.  I ended up using, I would say, about 20 drops of Sweet Sugarplum to get the color on the card.  Mix it up very well. 

You will then put some of the mixture onto something flat, a block works great for this.  Take the stamp that is #1 in the set (the one with the least amount of stamping image) and lightly, very lightly, and get the mixture on it.  You will want to do this slow and gentle, because you only want the part that is going to stamp with the mixture on it. You don't want to get any on the other parts as it will not come out very nice.  How do I know this, because I have done it many times.   LOL

I used the confetti embossing folder on the pink paper, but it has an oval in the middle that is clear.  It is great if you want to stamp an image or add a cut out there.  I didn't like just the cupcake, it looked plain.  I added the Smoky Gray layer and another layer of Pink Pirouette.  I popped the cupcake and the "make a wish".  I used the Classic Label Punch to make the banner for the sentiment on the front.  This is how I made it small to fit the words.  

 

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This card still needed something, but what?  Glitter!  I used the Wink of Stella and love it!  I put it around the gray and on the icing on the cupcake.  Just what it needed!

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In two weeks we will be moving Erica back in to our house which means it has been a busy time.  We, or I should really say Mark, has been redoing her room.  We are trying to make it look like a grown up room, not a teenagers room.  I guess it is time for that since she will be 21 soon.  How in the world did that happen!!  I am only 29!  LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Stampin!

Joyce

 

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