Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seize the Cupcake

Yesterday I took the opportunity to create something for fun (with the help of a challenge or two).  I pulled out this fun set that I bought from Verve a while back called Carpe Cupcake.  I used the Stampin' Royalty challenge of Going Patriotic to make this card.  The colors over at Kerry's Color Throwdown are red, white, blue, and a splash of golden yellow.  I also thought it would look great to use my airbrush for the circle, which is the challenge over at iCopic.

I actually stumbled upon something when I was making this card.  I didn't anticipate the background looking like that.  In fact, I was actually going for the crumpled paper look, but got this instead.  After I had crumpled my paper, I wanted it to be flat again, but with the crumpling still visible.  I decided to run it through my Cuttlebug between the 2 rubber mats that are used for impression plates.  It ended up spreading the paper so thin that it tore (as you can see).  I actually LOVED the look, so I plan on doing it again :D  It's cool how neat things can happen when you don't mean for it.
Stamps:  Carpe Cupcake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  CDS Cottonball White, SU Pink Flamingo, MME Lime Twist
Copics:  R01, R22, R24, R27, BG01, BG05, YR21, Y17, Y21, and airbrush
Accessories:  Espresso dimensional pearls, Turquoise & Star Dust Stickles, dimensionals, Labels 1 & Circle Nestabilities, Star Border Die-namics, distressor

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow, because I'll have a new Clearly Inspired Challenge to share with you :D


  1. LOVE This! The "Happy Accident" with your Cuttlebug/crinkling is awesome! Thanks for playing in my Color challenge this month! Good luck! Kerry

  2. What a fabulous card! i love the "patriotic cupcake!" now i'm suddenly craving cupcakes! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

  3. If you get two comments from me do me a favor and delete one ; )
    I love this and I have never seen this technique before. I really think you should do a tutorial! Your whole card is as cute as can be and I love how well your airbrushing matches your dp! Thanks for joining us this week at icopic :)

  4. I really love the two toned look to your airbrushing. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for playing at this week.

  5. Hello Cassie! Please email me at to claim your winnings in my Color Challenge 5. Kerry


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