My Stampin' Up! Classes

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sweet Cake card for Monkey blog birthday challenge

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.


Shirley Pumpkin said...
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Snowmanlover said...

Very cute, I want to play along but dealing with my house being renovated due to the flooding. Hope to join you all again soon in your challenges. You are so much fun to play along with and SO talented!

Julie Temple said...

This is too cute! Love the cuppy and the DP that matches...YAY SU!


krylon inverted marking paint said...

This is a great challenge for everyone and i like that Cards which is put by you in your challenge.

Unknown said...

What a cute card! Cannot wait for my order to arrive with my DSP!