Monday, July 15, 2019

Flowers & Cupcakes... SWEET!

Happy Monday, Friends!! 
Today, I created this adorable card as part of the I Am Roses July Challenge! 

If you don't know what that is, you don't know what you're missing! These monthly challenges are a great way to get creative, participate in a wonderful crafting community, and possibly win some amazing prizes in the process!!

To participate, all you have to do is create something new that includes flowers on your project and link it on the I Am Roses Challenge Blog. And the best part ...you can use ANY brand flowers!! Yes, you read that right... you can use ANY flowers!!! More Details can be found on their blog, HERE.

For my project, I made a sweet little card... This stamp had the cutest little girl holding a stack of cupcakes... I just couldn't help myself! 


I Am Roses Supplies Used

Other Supplies Used
Cupcake Brigitta Stamp (C.C. Designs)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Eileen Hull Leaves, Spring Die (Sizzix)
Jen Long Fancy Frame Die (Sizzix)
Edgeables Die (Crafter's Companion)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
 Cardstock-White, Black (Recollections)
Patterned Paper (Pink and Main, Lawn Fawn)
Foam Adhesive
Chalk
Sparkle Pen- Clear (Spectrum Noir)
Paper Piercing Tool (Optional)
Scissors (EK Success)
Paper Trimmer (Swingline) 
MISTI Stamping Tool (My Pink Petunia)

I started by using my Misti stamping tool to stamp Cupcake Brigetta with Wicked Black ink onto mixed media paper. I colored her in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then cut out the image by hand. I added red chalk to her cheeks using a small make-up brush, then added highlights to my image using a white gel pen.


I set aside my image and worked on my card base. I decided I wanted a 5.5" x 5.5" card (5.5" x 11"- folded in half). 

I cut out two pieces of 3" x 5" white cardstock, ran them through a Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, then die cut this beautiful and intricate lace design die twice.

I peeled each off its protective film and mounted them in the center onto a 5.25" x 5.25" piece of purple patterned paper, trimming off the overhang. Then, I attached it to the square card.


For the center of the card, I die cut fancy frames out of black and white cardstock. I layered and attached all the frames together, stacking the black frames on the bottom and the white frames on the top. I could have used all white but adding black to the bottom layers added visual depth. 


I also die cut a few leaves out of green cardstock using Eileen Hull's Spring Leaves die. Then I inked the edges using her Blends ink in Leaf.

I used a remnant from the fancy frame as a stencil to trace an oval out of plaid paper to go in the center of the frame. Then attached it using my Xyron Mega Runner.


I added foam adhesive to the back of my sweet little cupcake girl and mounted her onto my card, making her appear as if she was sitting on the edge of the frame.

I tied crinkle bow and attached the leaves to the frame. 

 I wound the wired stems around a paper piercing tool to create coiled vines. Then attached them onto the card base with clear-drying liquid glue.


And here is my finished card...


Isn't she absolutely adorable!! It looks like the cutie-patootie is having cupcakes in a beautiful garden!

All these shades of purple blooms are nothing short of gorgeous!! The pictures really don't do these flowers justice! They are even more stunning in person!


I hope you all enjoyed my tutorial! And I hope it inspires you to join in on this month's blog challenge... Just think of all the gorgeous flowers you could win!! 

For more amazing inspiration, don't forget to visit my design team sister!! All there projects, pics, and blog links can b found on the I Am Rose Challenge Blog, HERE!


Hope this started your week out with a smile!!

See you all next time!!
~Mitsyana