That new cupcake set looks absolutely scrumptious! I was eager to use mine and found the inspiration to do so today. I was leafing through the Summer issue of the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and spotted a pocket scrapbooking layout with a lovely colour combo. The green on it reminded me of the new Emerald Envy, and I paired it with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Sahara Sand to reproduce the colour combo I had seen. I like how it turned out - there's something equally modern and retro about it, which works with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set.
This set comes with the matching Cupcake Cutouts Framelits dies. The little squiggly die is included in that set. I watercolored a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock with the Clear Wink of Stella brush before die-cutting the squiggle so that it would be shimmery.
The French sentiments reads, "The ingredients to a lovely birthday." This is another stamp set where the Stamp-a-ma-jig is going to be your best friend. I don't care how many times people will try to convince you that photopolymer stamps help you line up your images more easily because they are clear. With those three-step stamping images, the chances of you eyeballing it perfectly each time are slim, especially when inking your image with darker colours. I eyeballed the bottom of the cupcake when I started. Got one perfect enough to use as is - the second one was off enough that the image looked blurry and out of focus. So off I went and stamped a third one. The sentiments are also meant to be stamped together to create a longer one. Since mine were paired on a narrow strip of cardstock, I wanted to make sure it was straight, so there went the SAMJ again.
By the way, my card is a slightly irregular size: 5" x 4-1/4". I know it's irregular because this size is not part of the long list of card dimensions printed on the Envelope Punch Board - haha! I just happened to have a few cardstock scraps in my Sahara Sand file that were a bit too short for a regular card, but that I wanted to use before cutting into new sheets. Hence the unique format. It still works with our regular medium envelopes, the card is just going to be a tad shorter than the envelope.
The design was inspired by the MFT Sketch #286.
Colour Combo: Emerald Envy + Melon Mambo + Daffodil Delight + Sahara Sand
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Douceurs sucrées (Sweet Cupcake)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo
Ink: Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Clear Wink of Stella Brush, White Medium Envelopes, Stamp-a-ma-jig