Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Cupcake Shaker

On Day 3 of Online Card Classes' "Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums," Shari Carroll had a lesson on gelatos & watercolor crayons. For this card, I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons to color my card front.

I first stamped the "Capture Prism" background by Hero Arts on to a panel of 140 lb. watercolor paper, using Versamark ink. I heat embossed that with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Some of the areas of the stamp didn't quite cover fully, so I filled in those spots with my Versamarker, sprinkled on more embossing powder, and melted that. To apply the colors, I scribbled with a crayon in each space, going down the columns and alternating sides of each opening. Then I took a damp paintbrush and spread the color out, to get a gradient in each section. Then I set that aside to air dry.

After it had dried, I die cut the cupcake from the panel, using dies from the "Birthday Bash" set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I also stamped the cupcake with the coordinating stamps on a piece of white cardstock, using Hero Arts Fresh Peach & Pool inks. I applied dots of Star Dust Stickles to the "sprinkles" on the cupcake frosting, and let that dry.

I adhered a piece of acetate behind the cupcake window in my watercolor paper, then applied 2 layers of foam tape to the back. I filled the space behind the window with pink, blue, & clear seed beads from my stash, then removed the release papers from the foam tape. I adhered my stamped panel, so the cupcake shows through the window.

For the greeting, I stamped one from "Birthday Bash" on white cardstock, using the Pool ink, then cut it into a banner strip. I adhered it to the card front, then mounted the completed shaker to a white A2 card base. I will be sending this to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking's September "Shake It Up"
A Blog Named Hero's "Die Cutting"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "No Designer Paper"


  1. Oh what a fun birthday card, Andrea! Love your shaker cupcake! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Love all the details of your shaker card. Thanks for playing along with a2z!

  3. I loooove the background paper! The cupcake is also quite cute - thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.

  4. so pretty and what a great technique. thanks for adding this to our challenge at a2z scrapbooking


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