Today I'm featuring a project using the Cupcake Cutouts framelits, another great product in Stampin' Up!'s Special Offers this month. These are available until September 14 at a 25% discount! I used the framelits with the coordinating Sweet Cupcake photopolymer stamp set, a super cute 24-piece set which creates the most realistic looking cupcakes...YUM! (To see all the products offered this week, see yesterday's blog post.)
Step by Step
1) I began this project by stamping the cupcake wrapper and frosting onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This set uses a two-step (and in this case, three-step) technique where images are stamped on top of each other with gradually darker inks to create a multi-layered image (which creates that realism!). The images are numbered...I like to start with number 3 (the boldest image) and work backwards. To create the cupcake wrapper, I started with the #3 image, inked it in Tip Top Taupe ink, stamped it off on to scratch paper, then stamped it on to my cardstock. Next, ink up the #2 image, also with Tip Top Taupe. Without stamping it off, line it up over the previously stamped image and stamp it. Finally, ink the #1 image with Chocolate Chip, line it up over the other two stamped images and stamp. I repeated this process with the cupcake frosting, using Soft Sky with the #3 image, Pool Party stamped off with the #2 image and Pool Party (not stamped off) with the #1 image. Because you're going to cut these out, you want to stamp them apart, leaving room to put the framelits around the images.
2) Use your Big Shot and framelits to cut out the cupcake pieces, the banner (cut from Crumb Cake cardstock) and Wish (cut from Pool Party cardstock). Use a fine-tip glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the frosting. Attach the cupcake wrapper to the banner, then glue Wish across the wrapper and banner. Adhere to a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP cut to 3-3/4" x 5". Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere frosting on top of wrapper.
3) Carefully stamp "make a" over "wish" image using Pool Party ink. Adhere entire piece onto Pool Party cardstock cut to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8", then layer onto Pool Party card front.
I wanted to talk a little bit about the Fancy Frost Specialty designer series paper that I used on this project. This paper is so beautiful! There are 12 sheets in a package, two each of six single-sided designs. Each sheet features a gorgeous raised embossed design. I left mine white, but these are also so pretty if you brayer or sponge them with color. I love them!
Don't have everything you need to complete this project? You'll find all the products I used below!
Until next time...happy stampin'!