Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's about CUPCAKES and SKETCHES

Cupcakes are so the rage right now but it would also seem that using sketches for creating cards and layouts are also the rage. There are so many great sites working with sketches and so I picked three to help me create my cards with, you guessed it, my new stamps from Hero Arts!!!
Card Postioning Systems blog sketch #103 is one that I just love so this is my third card this week that I created using this same sketch. I might have to do even more with it. It just works! I thought the cherry on the cupcake fit well with this Graphic 45 paper.
Can you see the big chunks of glitter on the frosting? I picked up this great glitter from Impress Rubber Stamps and it looks like I coated it with sugar. It was actually covered completely with Aleene's Paper Glaze and then the glitter was sprinkled on that. The nice thing about this Paper Glaze is it goes on rather thick and it stays exactly where you put it, it does not flow out of the lines and it dries with a 3-D look. It holds glitter perfectly. The cherry has a 3-D look too because after I colored it with a Copic marker, it was coated with the Paper Glaze.
A brand new sketch site is Card Patterns #2. Of course I had to give that a try too for the above card. I used another cupcake in this same set by Hero Arts.

This cupcake is colored with Copic markers and the frosting has a complete coat of this pink glitter Fashion 3-D paint. The dots are white Fashion 3-D paint.

Now for a card that uses the 2 Sketches 4 You Kazan's sketch #20. The flourish stamp by Hero Arts fit just perfectly.


The cupcake is colored with Copic markers and accented with swirls of the Aleene's Paper Glaze as well as the cherry being coated with that too. The white dots are white Fashion 3-D paint.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


HAPPY THOUGHTS

Materials list:
Cardstock
Patterned paper – Dollie’s Teaparty/Playtimes Past Collection/Graphic

Cupcake stamp – Clear Design Cupcakes/Hero Arts

Phrase stamp – Clear Design Heartfelt Messages/Hero Arts

Border punch – Fiskars

Corner rounder punch – Fiskars

Black stamp pad – Versafine

Clear embossing powder

Copic Markers

Ribbon

Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip

Glitter – Impress Rubber Stamps


FRIENDS ALWAYS

Materials list:
Cardstock – Basic White Dot
Patterned paper - BasicGrey
Lace borders - Doodlebug

Cupcake stamp – Clear Design Cupcakes/Hero Arts

Phrase stamp – Clear Design Heartfelt Messages/Hero Arts

Border punch – Fiskars

Black stamp pad – Versafine

Fluid chalk stamp pad - Clearsnap

Clear embossing powder

Copic Markers

Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip3-D

Fashion Paint – Pink and White/Tulip

Yellow sparkle brads – Creative Impressions


SEIZE THE CUPCAKE

Materials list:
Cardstock
Patterned paper – Parkman Road/Garland/Scenic Route

Cupcake stamp – Clear Design Cupcakes/Hero Arts

Flourish stamp – Hero Arts

Scallop scissors – Family Treasures

Corner rounder punch – Fiskars

Black stamp pad – Versafine

Fluid chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap

Clear embossing powderWatercolor Crayons and Watercolor brush

Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip

3-D Fashion Paint –White/Tulip

Machine sewing

29 comments:

Katepai said...

Cute cards. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I have put you in my blog lines.

Kate

Ingrid said...

What a cute and yummy cards, Linda. You did a great job on all 3 sketches. I really like the glitter frosting on the 2nd card. Thanks for playing along with CP.

ellen s. said...

beautiful cards!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now Linda these are the cutest cupcake cards I have seen in a LOOOONG time...they are positively DELICIOUS!!!

itsabrt said...

These cards are great, I love all you textural aspects! BR-T

whoistracy said...

These are absolutely adorable Linda! What a wonderful collection of cupcake cards you have here.

Great take on the CP sketch. Thanks so much for joining us!

Jessica said...

Hi, Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog! i like these, but my favorite is "Seize the Cupcake". Great use of color!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What ADORABLE cards! One's cuter than the next!

MakiJo said...

Ohhhh, Love the cupcakes!! All of your cards look so yummy :)

Kazan Clark said...

Linda you are amazing! These cupcake cards are fantastic! Thanks for playing and enjoy your goodies from last week
Hugs
Kazan

mariemc said...

Love your cards, Linda!! Great job with the CP sketch, and thanks for joining us!!! Fantastic job coloring all of the images!

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are wonderful! The cupcake stamps are adorable and I love how you've embellished each one!

~dawne said...

Cute, cute cards..love the glittered cupcake & the sentiment on the last one.

Lea L. said...

This is my kind of post...loving the cupcakes!! Great job with all of the sketches!!

~Lea

Marlou said...

Linda, these cards are totally YUMMY!!! love them all :) ♥

Sharri said...

Linda,
Super cute cards! I love the cupcakes!
I hope you like your new Martha Stewart punch.

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cheryln said...

fabulous!

Card Patterns said...

Very adorable cards Linda. I love them all and if I can eat these cards, I will! They look all yummy with all those embossing and glaze you added. Appreciate you playing along with us. Hope to see you again next week!
Michelle

Elaine said...

Super cards! I really like the craft intro for Aleen's glue - I have not used it before but will see if I can find it locally after your frosting project! Great cards - all of em! And it's not just the sketch :)

MrsETaylor said...

Now I gotta buy some cupcake stamps. Your cards are fantastic. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I so appreciate them.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW beautiful and tasty cards. I feel hungry :-))Colo combination is stunning too!

Happy weekend,
best wishes, Anja

Lisa and Penny said...

Super cute and (Yummy!) card. Thanks for my blog prize!! I got it yesterday. So sweet of you! Lisa k in tx

Jody said...

What adorable cards these are!
You are so good :)

Ewonne said...

You've made some really gorgeous cards!! I do Love them all!!!

Jess said...

Cute cards! Love those cupcake stamps.

Ruby said...

Love your cards, but especially the last one, it's gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

Ooooh.....I ♥♥♥♥ cupcake cards and adore all of yours!!!

Anna said...

OMG these are GORGEOUS