Monday, 19 March 2012

Easy Events Cupcakes

Hi there! Today's project is one we made at my friend Jo's workshop this month. Jo wanted to learn about watercolouring & has the Easy Events set - a perfect one if you're new to watercolouring - so this is what everyone made.
I pre-punched circles of watercolour paper & we stamped the cake image with black staz-on. Then we coloured the image with four of the 2011-13 In-Colours & added a little dazzling diamonds to finish.
After that, the rest of the card came together with simple layering, including some yummy SAB paper. Just about everyone there was new to stamping and/or watercolouring, but I was really impressed with how well they did.

Going Purple!
Fast forward a week after the workshop. I needed two birthday cards for Cara's friends & no time! Thankfully, a spare workshop kit gave me card one. Then, I decided to make the same card in a different colour combo. Cara requested 'purple' for the second card, but mono-chromatic wasn't working for me, so I went out of the box (for me) & settled on elegant eggplant (love) & daffodil delight (generally not so love, but hey, they're complementary colours!). Anyway here's the finished card, complete with extra bling.You can decide for yourself whether it works! Cara thought it was cool, so that was good enough for me!...& the colours looked better IRL.
Easy Events Tip! - Use the clear mount version of the set & separate the sentiment from the image for even more flexibility to swap sentiments & easy inking. If you want to use them together, simply place on the same clear block.

Next time, I'll show you the hostess gift I made for Jo, to give her more watercolour inspiration.
I can't show you my demo project, as didn't take a pic! Until then, thanks for visiting & please leave a comment if you have any questions about anything.
Inky wishes, Di

Pool Party Card
Stamps: Easy Events
Card/Paper: pool party, island indigo, calypso coral, very vanilla card, watercolour paper, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
Ink: jet black staz-on ink pad, island indigo, pool party, calypso coral, lucky limeade ink pads
Accessories - calypso coral ruffled ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter
Tools: Big Shot, circles die #2 (2 inch circle), punches - 2 3/8in scallop circle, 1 3/4 in circle, word window, modern label punch

Stamps: Easy Events, Create a Cupcake
Card/Paper: elegant eggplant, daffodil delight, very vanilla card
Ink: jet black staz-on ink pad, elegant eggplant, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, lucky limeade ink pads 
Accessories - basic rhinestones, elegant eggplant dotted scallop ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter
Tools: Big Shot, circles die #2 (2 inch circle), punches - 2 3/8in scallop circle, 1 3/4 in circle


Christine Blain said...

What a fabulous workshop card, Di! The colours and papers are perfect for the lovely sparkly little cupcake. I do like the 'purple' version, with all the added bling, too. Gorgeous cards!

H2 :) said...

Yes, the purple & yellow definitely "works" Di. It's bright & lots of fun. Both gorgeous cards. :)