Tuesday, August 18, 2015

National Cupcake and Birthday ATC Swap

Today is National Cupcake Day!  I love cupcakes, so today was a great day to share a cupcake ATC I created.  This month's ATC swap theme was Birthday!  If you know me, I HAD to make a card with a cupcake!
I used the stamp set Yummy and Delicious.  I stamped the outline of the liner in Dark Roast Ink.  I then stamped the liner with Beach Breeze ink.  (To get the lighter color, I first stamped the liner on a clear block and then stamped on the paper.   Why?  Because FSJ inks are a fusion between pigment and dye inks.  You are not able to do "second generation" stamping with them.  This is a way around that.)
I love the technique on the frosting.  Here is how I did it.  I inked up the frosting stamp with Watermelon Fusion ink.  Before stamping, I took the liner stamp and lightly moved over the stamp in a zig zag motion.  This gives the frosting the swirly effect.  Then, just stamp on the paper as usual.  Awesome right?  I thought so too!
Using Beach Breeze Cardstock and Yummy Prints Pattern Paper, I made the base of the ATC.  I then popped up the image.  The cherry on top was stamped with Dark RoastInk and then colored in with a Q-tip using Watermelon Fusion Ink.
I finished the card off by adding a clip (which we do not sell anymore) and a banner that says "Happy Birthday" from the Sentimental Prints Stamp Set. 
Now, I think today calls for a cupcake!  Enjoy!

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