Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Card Swap

This is the card I did for this month's stampin' club card swap. We've decided that from now on, we're only making one card per person. *phew!* It was getting to be a bit much making 24 cards per month, just for the swap!

The theme for this month was monochromatic with glitter, and I liked the purple color scheme from a couple posts ago so much that I decided to use it for the swap. I think Sue (aka Purplestamper) from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co. is going to like this one, LOL!

I inked the top half of the cupcake (Hero Arts Cupcakes clear set) with VersaMagic Eggplant ink and stamped it on DCWV Glitter Stack white cardstock.
After letting it dry overnight, the ink was still smudge-y, so I heat set it and that did the trick. Cut out all 24 and slightly rolled them to give them dimension. The Perfect Plum cardstock was cut into strips and run through the Fiskars Paper Crimper, then cut (opposing diagonals) to make the cupcake liners. I used a thick foam dot under the bottom edge of the "frosting" to make it stand away from the cupcake liner, and a Stampin' Dimensional under the brad.

Mats used, from top to bottom: DCWV Purple #1 (window cut with Stampin' Up! Word Window punch), Neenah Solar White (edged with Martha Stewart border punch), Paper Co. Boysenberry (edged with Martha Stewart border punch), HOTP Paper Pizazz Lavender Flowers on Purple designer paper.

The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink's Mixed Messages, stamped in CTMH Pansy Purple.


  1. I like how you made the top of the cupcake 3-D and gave the liner texture. It's purdy.

  2. You're sooooo right :) I love this! Best wishes on the new job <>< Sue


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