Monday, August 20, 2012

Cuppy birthday card for my littlest



My youngest turns 12 tomorrow and I made her a card rather than buy. She, of all people, loves anything homemade; and especially anything homemade from paper. She's always bringing me things she's created with bits of paper or a painting or drawing she made. This very minute she is standing next to me making a horse with movable legs...out of paper.

Her favorite color is pink, but I realized while putting this card together that blue was speaking to me. So I thought I'd just accent with pink. She'll be happy.

I stamped all the blue cardstock in Versamark ink with the Filigree background stamp long retired from Stampin' Up!. I used the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder on the ice cream and cake paper from Basic Grey Cupcake.

The stamps are from Taylored Expressions Sweet Celebrations and Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes.

The lace edging was done with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch. I used a Nestabilities die from the Lacey Ovals set under the cuppy scene.

The image was colored with Copics using a lot of mixing of colors to achieve the muted look. I was thinking of the artwork in the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book as color inspiration.

I used white Art Institute Glitter on the scene to give a general glittery appearance. I sponged Barely Banana ink around both the oval and the Basic Grey paper.

Thanks for having a look! I can't wait to give this card to her. She'll flip over that glitter-covered cuppy!

Recipe:

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Sweet Celebrations, Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes

CS: SU Bashful Blue, White, Basic Grey Cupcake designer paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Barely Banana, Versamark

Other: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Nestabilities Lacey oval and regular oval dies, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch, SU Ticket Corner punch, pearl gems, white Art Institute glitter, Copics, pink rick-rack ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge dauber, foam mounting tape