This week the challenge at Just Add Ink is to 'Just Add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert'. When thinking about what I wanted to make I resisted actually going to make REAL cupcakes and my hips are thanking me for it (I think). Get creative and join in the challenge!
Making the background for this was pretty simple. I sponged through a little stencil I made with the Cupcake Builder punch. Punch it, snip it, stick it back together. Ok, it's easier to show you...
Tip: When sponging, the dryer your sponge is, the more control you have over shade and the less streaky it is. Dab on the ink then take some off on your scrap paper first. I learnt this from Paula Dobson, the Sponge/Brayer Queen, so they say.
And while I was at it, I finally remembered to decorate the inside of the card. It definitely needed it for a bit of balance given that it gets pretty weighty with four layers of card on the front.
Tip: I hand-wrote this greeting. Hmm, can you tell? Make your 'A' a triangle for a bit of a current geometric touch.
Yippee-Skippee! stamp set
Cupcake Builder punch for stencil
Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Black
Stapled on Ruffle Stretch Trim (retiring end of June)