Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cupcake Wishes and Polka Dot Dreams

Good morning, Blogland! Today I'm sharing yet another birthday card that I submitted to the open call for Gallery Idol. I'll break it up with a little something different tomorrow, but for today we'll stick with birthday cards.


I started with a Pure Poppy base. I knew I didn't want to leave it plain so I broke out the Borders & Corners: Circle set and went to town. I chose the ring I used because it had polka dots and a circle all wrapped into one. Hooray for polka dotty goodness!

Next I took a piece of Kraft and stamped it with a medium polka dot in watermark ink. On a separate piece of Kraft I stamped my cupcake. I didn't stamp the cherry at all, but when I trimmed around the cupcake I left a space where the cherry would have been positioned. I then stitched the button onto that blank cardstock in place of the cherry.

Before adhering the cupcake with foam tape, I held it in place where I wanted it and lightly drew on a stem in pencil and stamped the sentiment. I backstitched on the stem and sponged the edges before matting the Kraft with a decorative white layer. Lastly, I mounted the entire focal point to the base with foam tape and filled in the polka dots (on the cupcake) with white gel pen.

Don't forget to comment on this post by noon (EST) tomorrow for your chance to win a little package of crafty sweetness.

Enjoy your day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Recipe:
Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Burnt Umber - Palette; Versamark - Tsukineko; Frost White - Colorbox
Stamps: Everyday Classics (limited edition), Borders & Corners: Circle, Faux Ribbon, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Fibers: Red Embroidery Thread - DMC
Tools: Apron Lace Border Punch - Fiskars; Medium Corner Rounder (green) - EK Success
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch; Button

6 comments:

Joan B said...

very cute!

Aimes said...

What a cute card! I love the button on top - totally adorable!
Aimes
x

Melissa said...

Love this card! So cheery! Congrats again on your PC idol win! And happy belated birthday!

eggette said...

So cute! Gotta love the Polka Dot Basics!!

steph said...

I love the background you created with the circle borders- so awesome! I think this is a very cute card!
Steph

Nancy L. said...

Great card! I've been looking for that edge punch and I can't find it!!