It's been a full - and productive - week for me. I had a stamp club, 10-card class, made a couple of homemade items for gifts, and put together gifts for the teachers and bus driver. I even got a bunch of things wrapped. That's a huge accomplishment for me, considering I am usually wrapping things on the eve of Christmas Eve!
As Stampin' Up! demonstrators, we get to see and order the next mini catalog items before everyone else. The next one is called the Occasions Mini Catalog, and it starts January 4. It's got a wide variety of products, but for this card, I focused on the Sweet Cake stamp set and Sweet Shop Specialty dsp.
Here's a close-up of the cupcake stamp, which comes with three different greetings - the birthday one on the card, Be My Valentine, and You're So Sweet.
This photo shows the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I used the Early Espresso ink pad to ink up the entire stamp, then used a blender pen to wipe the brown ink off of the heart and cherry, and added color with a marker.
This card is for my niece, Erika, who has a birthday in January. I used the sketch provided on my A La Card Monkey blog:
Isn't that little piglet adorable in the red, rubber boots? It's a clean and simple sketch. Have a great weekend!
Stamps: Sweet Cake;
Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral;
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Sweet Shop Specialty dsp;
Accessories: Designer In Color Brads, paper piercer and mat pack, dimensionals, 5/8" Whisper White satin ribbon.