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Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday Sketch Challenge Create a Cupcake

Since Wednesday was the date to draw for the fun Blog Candy, I decided to wait a day to post the Sketch Challenge card.

Wednesday was such a busy day after recovering from a day full of birthday stuff.  What a "me" day that was.  I LOVED every minute of it too!!!

My card is very simple.  The following is the materials list:

Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set
Cupcakes standard wheel
Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pirouette Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede and More Mustard blend. (I mixed the two colors together and washed them out with the Blender Pen to get the soft tan look)
Love Impressions Designer Paper
Oval Punch
Card stock, Basic Black, Whisper White and a scrap piece
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Daffodil Delight ink pad
Black StazOn

First I cut half sheet of Basic Black card stock and folded it in half.  Then I ran a piece of Whisper White card stock through the Big Kick using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I then trimmed it to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and taped it on top of the Basic Black card base. 

Next I cut a piece of the Love Impressions decorative paper to fit the #2 layer.  4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  Then I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" and taped the two together.  And then I taped them on top of the Perfect Polka Dot piece.

Then I used the "Cupcake" wheel and black StazOn ink and rolled the little cupcakes on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock.  I trimmed it to 1-1/4" x 4-1/8".  Then I cut a piece of Basic Black card stock 1-3/8" x 4-1/8" and taped the wheeled piece on top of that.  I did color it in before taping.  You can color after but I don't because I'm afraid I may make a mistake and then have to try to get the pieces separated without ruining them.  After coloring and taping the piece together I taped it in place on the card.  A little note here:  I always use black StazOn ink when I'm going to color my images in.  It doesn't smear.

And finally the cupcake.  I first took my large oval punch and punched a hole in a piece of scrap card stock.  I put a tiny piece of tape on my white card stock (cut 3" x 2-1/4") and set it on my work surface.  I set the cupcake on top and then lined up the oval over the candle area.  I removed the cupcake and sponged in the area with Daffodil Delight ink.  I stamped the cupcake out twice.  I cut one out all the way and the other I only cut out the frosting part and the candle.  I colored the top part and then set it in place using Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Pretty simple and actually it was rather quick to make too!  This was a very fun sketch to play with.  If you have time give it a try!  I will add this one to my collection.  I realized today that I have participated in 186 of these sketches!!  WOW, over 3 years of doing these.  It doesn't seem like it's been that long.  I have enjoyed doing them and will continue to!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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