Tuesday, 26 July 2016

More Sweet Cupcakes

Today I've some more yummy cupcake cards to share with you, made at the same time as these Sweet Cupcake cards too. They look so delish I wish they were real, but on the plus side, no calories & they last much longer.

Simply Stylish

This card is the result of a serendipidous moments where a chance pairing ended up in a new colour combo & simple card I love.


What's what
- Stylised Birthday single stamp sentiment just makes me so happy - simple, a great font, large image & can be used for pretty much everyone.
- Cardstock - Who knew watermelon wonder & peekaboo peach would look & sound so yummy together (base & mat).Try it!
- Cupcake - Bet you didn't pick So Saffron, Blushing Bride & Flirty Flamingo. The last layer of so saffron changed the pinks to a lovely coral colour - another happy find. I added a little Flourish thinlit flower & bling for a little more yum. Here it is up close.


I kept it simple but coordinated on the inside with a white panel cut with the wish die from the Sweet Cupcake bundle & another little flower.


Bold Stripe Birthday

Black & white striped paper from the Pop of Pink dsp pack adds a bold, modern look to this card.


What's What
Cupcake - rose red, blushing bride & pink pirouette work well for cupcake frosting, combined with crumb cake & soft suede (stamped off) case.
Banner - The banner & sentiments are 2 separate stamps from the Birthday Banners set. I love that that the straight happy birthday photopolymer stamps can be bent to fit the curved banner stamp - clever! See the set below in the supply list.
Pop it! - the banner & cupcake are both popped off the paper with dimensionals. You can see the dimension better in this pic.



And a final close up of the cupcake.


So, which one would you like to receive? Leave a comment to let me share which & why.
Thanks for visiting today. Come back soon to see what's new.

Inky wishes, Di

SuppliesTo see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Simply Stylish Birthday



Bold Stripe Birthday


Friday, 22 July 2016

JAI 321 Just add paper piecing... & bears

Friday means new challenge day & this week the lovely Patrice has asked us to Just add paper piecing. A bit tricky to say 3 times fast but a fun technique. I decided to paper piece a sunburst pattern landscape scene for this bear family & their new cub.


After a few recent bear projects you may be thinking I have a bit of a bear obsession & I think you're may be right. You might be surprised that my bear family are actually made with our new fox builder punch, part of the Foxy Friends stamp set & punch bundle. Cool, I know! Here's a closer look.


I've been playing around making lots of different animals with the fox builder punch & found this gorgeous baby card by Nicole Kunzig- oh the cute!
This is what I used to bear-ified the fox. You can see & order all the punches in the supply list at the bottom of this post.

Adult bears
- head - trim pointed ears into curves.
- hand-cut muzzle
- Punch nose
- Body
- Stamp paws (Foxy Friends set) & punch with medium owl eye circle (owl punch)
- stamp eyes - (Foxy Friends set)
* Mum bear also has a little flower on her ear (tree builder punch)

Baby Bear
- head - trim pointed ears into curves - smaller than adult bear
- stamp eyes & nose (love these face stamps!)
- Body piece - cut off lowest curve to make smaller body
- Stamp paws on body

But back to the paper piecing challenge. I used pool party, marina mist, pear pizzazz & wild wasabi dsp's from the Subtles 12x12 stack to make a sunburst landscape scene for my bears. Since I needed the text print to line up I used my my sunburst template - find it here. I cut the blue pieces & the template together & green pieces together after lining up the text. I sponged all the edges in crumb cake (& made a slight boo boo with soft suede - close your pads after use, people!).
I added some vellum in front to soften the effect to help the bears take centre stage.


Btw, did you notice my little mountains?  I thought my bears needed some rocky mountains (since I always associate real bears with Canada) so I stamped the Foxy Friends tree image in crumb cake, trimmed it & added a tail tip punch piece & voila - snow capped mountain!
And the bush behind the adult bears - from Thoughtful Branches - coming in August!

Anyway, that's all I need to say. I hope you enjoyed my paper pieced & punched card. Head over to the Just Add Ink blog, see all the team's fab pieced projects too & try some piecing of your own. We'd love to see what you make.

Thanks for visiting today & always. Leave a comment if you have any questions or need anything else. I'll leave you with a collage pic to pin if you'd like. Hope to see you here again soon.


Inky wishes, Di

Supplies

Note: Thoughtful Branches
Bundle, stamp set & Beautiful Branches thinlit dies will only available to order in August 2016. Available from August 2nd, 2016.

To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

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