Friday, March 6, 2015

Cupcake in Color

Happy Friday!  It took long enough to get here, didn't it?  Well, I have some new stamps I'm breaking in from So Suzy Stamps  and am featuring the Skinny Swirl cupcake stamp.  There are SO many ways you can use this.  Plus, There are a few fun challenges I plan on entering my card into and I'll list those at the end of this post.  

But first, I decided to do some heat embossing in white, and then get crazy with yellow and pink watercolors, using my Tombow dual brush pens.

I started by heat embossing the image with Versamark clear ink, white embossing powder and my heat gun.  Next, I blotted my large acrylic block with the yellow and pink markers, then added water and colored my cupcake.  When I was finished I took my colored image and watercolor paper and smooshed it onto the acrylic block, getting those excess watercolors all over my paper. and then blotted some of the watercolor onto a tissue to help it dry quicker.  It's a fun technique and I highly recommend it if you want to get out some aggression, haha.

I added some Neon Flamingo Stickles in places, just for a little fun embellishment and glitter as well.  I also did some blending around the cupcake base for added dimension using Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and my blending too.  You can see that I did some ink blending all around the card as well, using Colorbox Pinkolicious.   For the inside, I stamped a So Suzy stamp sentiment and added some embellishments.  Such a fun card.

I'm entering these challenges:

Additional supplies:  Queen & Company pink striped trendy tape, May Arts Ribbon yellow bakers twine, We R Memory Keepers Shine yellow cardstock, Ranger Glossy Accents, DecoArt Glamour Dust in Crystal, Thermoweb Zots, Tombow Xtreme adhesive runner, Tombow Dual Brush Pens, Close To My Heart black dye ink, Ranger white embossing powder

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  1. I love pastels, and this is so pretty, Terri! I also really like your little striped washi that you added inside and out! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Oh my gosh! This was soooooooooo cute! I love the watercolor background with the cupcake! It is way too cute!

  3. Great job watercolouring! Just love the colours! Thanks for playing at So Suzy Stamps March Challenge!

  4. Love how the pastels worked with this challenge. Great job. Thanks for playing along over at So Suzy Stamps March challenge.
    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for So Suzy Stamps Company!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  5. I love the colors on this card and you've done a great job with the water-coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at So Suzy Stamps xx

  6. Love love the soft colors! Awesome work, Terri! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

  7. Oooo, you've been busy! Beautiful card; thanks for joining us again at So Suzy Stamps.


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