Cupcake Josie Birthday

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hi Friends! Last month I won a challenge over at Delightful Challenges with my Peach Cobbler Recipe Card, and was asked to be a Guest Designer for this week on the Digital Delights Blog! Wow! I feel so honored! And, since I needed to make a birthday card for one of my DD's friends, I chose the adorable Cupcake Josie digital stamp for my GD spot.

Isn't she the sweetest thing? Perfect for a little girl's birthday! I colored her with Copics, did some fussy cutting, added Glossy Accents to her eyes, shoes, and the cherry, and added glitter sprinkles to the icing and some super fine Flower Soft cupcake crumbs. :) I ran a dark gray Copic around the edges to give them more definition and to cover up the white. Unfortunately, it bled into the image in a couple of places, but not too bad.

The layout is from the Viva la Verve February 2013 Week 3 sketch. For all the layers, I sponged Distress Ink along the edges, then dry embossed the yellow dp and sewed it to the aqua dp with a long zigzag stitch. The aqua layer behind the pink dp is actually just two small strips adhered to the edge. I used a shorter zigzag stitch on the scallop side and a straight stitch on the opposite side.

When I added the velvet ribbon and braid trim to the upper pink layer, it was very thick on the back, so I layered several pieces of crimped cs to the back of the panel, cutting around the ribbon trim, so that the panel would lie flat. I did the same thing to the horizontal aqua strip, too, leaving an opening where it would sit on the ribbon.

I colored the Little Lady sentiment with Distress Ink then added two layers of UTEE to give it some gloss. It's popped up and there are faux stitches around it, made with a white gel pen.

Since most of Josie was going to be popped up on nothing but that skinny braid, I backed her body and her feet with two layers of crimped cs for stability. I glued her feet to the aqua strip, but I hot glued her body to the braid to make sure it stayed put.

On the inside, I used scraps left over from the front of the card, and also die cut white cs for the sentiment, then I sponged Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the edges of that while it was still in the die, and Vintage Photo to the outer edges. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and flowers on it.

I had so much fun making this card. I hope you enjoyed seeing it! And, if you have time, you should drop by the Digital Delights website. The blog is filled with lots to inspire you, and the Tutorial tab takes you to dozens of tutorials, covering everything from card techniques to coloring.

I'll be entering this in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve! February 2013 Sketch Challenge Week 3 (VLVFeb2013)

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

Stamps: Cupcake Josie, Little Lady Sentiment (Digital Delights by Looby Loo); Signature Greetings (Papertrey Inc); Sunny Days (Verve)
Paper: Avalon (Bazzill Basics); Abrianna (K&Co); Forest Friends by Adrienne Looman Designs (Print Candee)
Ink: Copics; Distress; Memento; white gel pen
Dies: Curved Rectangle (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Scallop Dot Edge Punch (Martha Stewart); Daisy Blast embossing folder (Sizzix); velvet ribbon; braided trim; UTEE; Corner Chomper; rhinestones; flowers; Glossy Accents; Flower Soft; Glitter; Sewing Thread; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Wendy Hall said...

Absolutely adorable Cheryl,
Thanks for being our GDT this week.
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Conniecrafter said...

she is just so sweet, love her hair. pretty stitching and trims, great aceenting!