February 2, 2009

Happiness and cupcakes..

Edit: Poor Becky, she's have glitter trouble! Here was her question:
Did you sprinkle the glitter on top of wet glossy accents? How do you get it to not look like a big glob? I did this at a retreat this weekend and it looked like a gross blob of glittery bird poo! HELP! :)

My helpful tip: After you apply the glossy accents to your stamped image, don't dump on glitter and tap it off. There is where you get the *bird poo blobs*. Instead, take a tiny pinch of glitter from the jar and sprinkle it on. A tiny little bit...just a few little sprinklets...that's all ya need, Becky! Hope this helps!

Happy Ground Hog Day everyone!! I'm hoping for Spring weather soon!! Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments yesterday. I hope you're THE lucky winner of the Papertrey Piece of Cake stamp set! I'll post the winner on my original prize drawing post when I know who it is. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog for another exciting announcement today....a new guest designer!

Today I have a simple and clean birthday card to show you. I used Karen Lockhart's new Violet Cupcake stamp (ha ha, I first typed Violent Cupcake...I've never met a mean cupcake....although I've probably said "That's one mean cupcake"...then devoured it!) along with some Basic Grey patterned paper. I colored my image using Copic Sketch markers, with a final addition of Ranger Glossy Accents and some pink glitter by Martha Stewart. I love circle accents so I cut and embossed the main image using Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Die Templates. It's amazing how the embossing and scallops really create a great focal point, in addition to the stamped image.
For the base card, I kept it very simple. I used Papertrey Sweet Blush and Stamper's Select White Cardstock. I used a strip of the patterned paper under the circle accent and then made two embossed lines with my Scor-Pal....such a great look. For the main image, I used a Papertrey sentiment from Heartfelt Basics along with some hand stamped letters for the word *cupcakes*(letter stamps from my local scrapbook store in the $1 bin). This is a nifty little sentiment because you use whatever words you want for a totally personalized card.
Okay chickies, time for me to get to work. The weekend was filled with basketball games, grocery shopping, time in the kitchen and of course the Super Bowl (which I didn't watch much of). So today it's back to the stamp room, laundry(my DH threw an entire load of dry clothes out on the laundry room floor because he needed to dry a pair of jeans this morning....nice and wrinkled clothes, my favorite kind!), more Valentine party planning and orthodontist appointments this afternoon. I better scoot or the day will be gone before I know it. Have a great day everyone!

25 comments:

Dottie K. said...

This is just darling. Love the layout and that stamp. Have a great day! :)

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is adorable! You are going to make me need to purchase this stamp as well! I have really enjoyed seeing all of the fun things you are planning for your girl's V-Day party! How fun! Thanks for the super sweet comment you left on my blog!

Angel said...

too funny ~ a violent cupcake! sweet card!

Julia Aston said...

I just love all the dry embossing on this Mish! and the simple strip of DP - just lovely!

Becky G. said...

Did you sprinkle the glitter on top of wet glossy accents? How do you get it to not look like a big glob? I did this at a retreat this weekend and it looked like a gross blob of glittery bird poo! HELP! :)

Cindy H. said...

Simply beautiful!! Love the embossing and the strip of DP behind the focal point!

Kathy McDonald said...

Mish, I LOVE this card! You are just too clever for words! I just ordered this new cupcake stamp over the weekend and can't wait until it arrives.

Kathy V. said...

Mish, if Karen ever puts together a team to show off her stamps--you've got to be at the head of the list! Love what you do with her stuff! But dang, now I gotta go get this cupcake....

LindaM said...

Mish, I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I think we have the same taste and style, because I love what you do. I'm just not as creative as you are. Please keep up doing your "thing"-- I LOVE IT! Looking forward to tomorrow.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is gorgeous! I saw this stamp at Ellen's and am going to buy it! You did a fantastic job!

Juanita B said...

Wonderful simplicity, this card is beautiful!! TFS

Kirsten said...

Very pretty! Kirsten x.

Linda said...

I love your simple yet "sweet" designs whether they have cupcakes or not. My favorite set right now seems to be the Polka dots since I am using them on everything. Thanks for the chance to win a "Piece of Cake" set.

Becs Attwood said...

LOL - Violent Cupcakes!! Love it when typing mistakes change something sweet & innocent into something else entirely. Today's card is gorgeous - that sentiment is great for birthdays & un-birthdays!!

leenda said...

Lovely!

maryps said...

Yet another beautiful creation! I love the colors and the simplicity of one small strip of BG paper.

Sharron said...

Such a lovely card!

Jessica said...

This card is gorgeous... love the simple clean look.

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I love how simple but elegant this card is. Your work is always beautiful. Linda Duke

Michelle said...

Love this card, Michelle - what you did with the sentiment...and, you know what I love about you and your projects/posts is that there's always a nugget that I can use. Like the scoring on that card to give it a little texture that you put the pattered DP in the middle of; simple...and brilliant! - thank you.

Marilyn said...

What a beautifully elegant card! LUV IT!
Marilyn

Cherylquilts at scs said...

Oh, Michelle, I love this image and what you've done with it! Great layout. I have the rose cupcake, but I also LOVE this one! Gotta get it...LOL! Thanks for your continued inspiration!

Lisa Foster said...

So pretty! Fantastic work!

liannallama said...

what a sweet card! Your post made me giggle--thanks for brightening my morning!

DeeDee said...

I really love cupcakes right now and this one is just too CUTE Mish!! Love it and the whole simple style of the card as well....GREAT! HUGS!

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