You should have arrived here from ***Tracey Pierce's Papercrafting Princess***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.
Close To My Heart has 22 Thin Cuts options that are part of the Cut It Out! promotion this month. Some are designed to be used standalone, like words and some icons, while others are designed to coordinate with stamp sets. Some, like the Basic Hearts and Basic Circles, can do both.
My niece recently celebrated a birthday so I created this card for her.
I used the Momento ink on the cupcake shape. I stamped the entire image once on watercolor paper and the top "frosting" portion of the stamp once. I cut both with the Thin Cuts and then I trimmed the bottom of the "frosting" so you can see the top of the cupcake liner. I stamped the sprinkles using Lmeon, Willow and Pansy, then I re-stamped using VersaMark so I could emboss with the clear powder. Then I used the white watercolor paint on the "frosting". I used the Small Round Waterbrush to get into some of the tighter spaces. After the watercolor on the candle dried, I stamped the image again so it would be more defined.
Despite risking that my brush would be too wet and make the stamped hat image run, I stamped the hat with Pansy ink and watercolored using the Small Round Waterbrush to get into the tighter spaces. After the hat dried I attached using Thin 3-D Foam Tape.
I like this stamp set because using different paper and ink colors, using the different stamps in the set on or with the cupcake and the wide variety of embellishments available can make this set work for any birthday and even other celebrations (for example cupcakes are popular choices for weddings and baby showers now). I hope you like how I used this set on this card.
Before you head to ***Jennifer Dykstra's JD Designs***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.
All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
- Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts (CC1220)
- Adventure Fundamentals (Z3253)
- 5½" × 4¼" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack (X254)
- Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads: Lemon (Z2808), Pansy (Z2804), Willow (Z2807)
- Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
- Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
- Paintbrush Set (Z3188)
- Waterbrush—Small Round (Z3224)
- Black Memento™ Ink Pad (Z899)
- VersaMark™ Ink Pad (Z891)
- Ranger™ White Super Fine Embossing Powder (Z2068)
- Craft Heater (Z555)
- 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive (Z3022)
- Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
- Supplies not from Close To My Heart: Cuttlebug
It would be wonderful if you have a moment to leave a comment telling me know what you think of my card before you head to ***Jennifer Dykstra's JD Designs***.
I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts Bundles available for 25% off retail during the Cut It Out! promotion from Close To My Heart. Thanks for hopping with us!