The Stampin' Pretty Pals (my Stampin' Up! demonstrator group), began our first Pals challenge this week. Kris, from Kween Bee Kreations, found these wonderful aprons at Anthropologie to inspire all of us. I chose this delicious cupcake apron . . . and combined it with this marvelous sketch by Taylored Expressions (Cupcake Challenge #33). Yum 🙂
The cupcake is inked in Basic Brown and stamped on Watercolor Paper. TIP: Basic Brown, Basic Black and Basic Gray Inks are waterproof inks, a good choice when you plan to watercolor. With an Aqua Painter, I added Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip to my little confection. TIP: I squeezed my closed ink pad to create a little pool of ink on the inside of the lid . . . just right when I flip it open for watercoloring.
For a few decorative accents, I used bits of Riding Hood red card stock, Micro Brads and White Liquid Applique. The cherry is simply a 1/2" circle punch with a little paper divot removed with my Paper Snips. For the stem, I scissored a curved sliver of Chocolate Chip.
The cupcake is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals (to clearly remain the center of attention as such a sweet thing should) to a Whisper White Oval (die cut and embossed with Nestabilities Ovals and a Big Shot). The Scalloped Oval was shaped similarly using a Pink Pirouette pattern from Holiday Happenings Designer Series (Hostess Level 3). The charming Chocolate Chip Polka Dot pattern is also from Holiday Happenings and is layered on Riding Hood Red.
The background panel uses the Pink Pirouette designer paper again, layered on Chocolate Chip. Both were created with Nestabilities Rectangles and my Big Shot. The cherries are from the Tart and Tangy stamp set. TIP: To create a two-colored cherry, I inked up the entire stamp in Riding Hood Red. Next, the red was carefully removed from the stems with a rag and recolored with a Chocolate Chip Marker. They were stamped on Whisper White, cut out and found a happy home in the top left corner. The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 Whisper White Textured card stock, scored at the top.
The sentiment begins with a strip of Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock and crisp, white text from Chit Chat Rub-Ons. I then popped out 1/4" circles from my scraps and lined them up for a finishing touch.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary
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Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes, Tart and Tangy
Paper: Holiday Happenings Designer Series (Hostess Level 3), Whisper White textured, Chocolate Chip Textured, Riding Hood Red, Watercolor
Ink: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Marker, Riding Hood Red
Cool Tools: 1/4" and 1/2" Circle Punches, Nestabilities Ovals and Rectangles, Big Shot
The Perfect Touch: Chit Chat Rub-Ons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Micro Brads (Antique), Liquid Applique