Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cupcakes = Happiness!

Hey there!  It's so true!  Nothing like a good cupcake to evoke a little bit of happiness!  I happen to be all about the cupcakes!  Cake is lovely, cheesecake is fun, but there is just something so happy about a cupcake to me!!  It can't be just any ole' cupcake mind you!  It has to have the right icing to cake ratio and preferably the icing should be in the pastel color family.  Sprinkles are a nice addition, but not totally necessary.  Above all, it should be moist and full of yum!!  I happen to be watching my calories pretty closely these days, so there haven't been too many cupcakes in my life lately. Today I found myself thinking about cupcakes though, so I made a paper one!  Here's my calorie free creation:

It's hard to see in the picture, but the icing is shimmering with sparkle!

I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to make this card.  I colored in the icing using Sweet Sugarplum ink with an aqua painter. Once it dried I covered it with the Wink of Stella pen!  I made a second one and layered it on top using dimensionals!  In my mind that was the equivalent of extra icing! :)

I used the lovely flowers form the Flourish Thinlits and kept them monotone in color.  I wanted design, but I wanted it to be subtle.  I added a single Rhinestone to the center for a pop more of shimmer.

I stamped and stamped off the tiny little flower from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set using Smoky Slate and Sweet Sugarplum to fill in the empty space in the background. I also added a bit of shadow under the cupcake using Smoky Slate and an Aqua painter.

Here are the supplies I used for today's card:

Ok, I hope that I have inspired you to create something today (or at least to enjoy a cupcake!)!  Have  a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest!

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