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You’re a Cupcake

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this fun and quick card project with you all. This time I coloured using my Spectrum Noir ColourTint pencils, which are tinted graphite pencils that are water-reactive.

Step 1:

I stamped the cupcake image from the Crafter’s Companion stamp set called “Cherry on Top” onto Clairefontaine “Paint-on a Grain” paper (the one with the blue logo) using dark brown water proof ink.

Next I coloured the image using my SN ColourTint pencils and used the colours: Vintage Rose for the cherry, Grass Green and Leaf Green for the cream, Caramel for the cake itself and Ocean and Rockwell Blue for the wrapper. Then I activated the colours using a water brush and let it dry. Repeat if you feel you need it, I applied about three layers, each one more heavy handed.

Lastly I added in some darker shadows / details using one Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencil in the colour Peat (which is a really dark brown). I also went over the stamped lines a bit using this pencil. The AquaBlend pencils are watercolour pencils. You can mix and match them with the ColourTint pencils that I mentioned before.

After the colouring is done I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 2:

For my background I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base from the same paper that I used for the coloured image. Onto this panel I stamped my sentiment using the same dark brown ink that I used before. Both of the sentiments (one is on the inside of the card) are from the Crafter’s Companion “Sweet Treat Accessories” stamp set.

Next I placed my stencil of choice (this one is TCW882s) over the panel and applied some of the Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive ink in the colour “Spring Meadow” over the stencil using a stencil brush. When done I stamped the cherry image from the same sentiment stamp set twice onto the background panel using the colour “Pine Tree”.

Step 3:

Time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching tealish blue card stock and I adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. For a little fun finishing touch I using some very thin coppery coloured metallic twine (Stampin’Up brand I think) and placed that onto the background before adding the coloured cupcake image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

On the inside of the card I stamped the second sentiment mentioned before using the same dark brown ink.

Detail pictures:

And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!

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