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Mmmm who'd like a cupcake?
These tasty little cakes, full of flavour shout birthday party or special occasion.
Cupcake images make versatile cards as they can used for both adults and children.
Save time by preparing extra images for when you're in need of a quick card. Store them in a plastic wallet at the back of your stamp set so they're ready to go.
Let's look at my cupcake birthday card ideas.....
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My first cupcake card uses the All the Cupcakes stamp set from My Favorite Things (MFT). I coloured a batch of the individual cakes in vibrant colours to match the patterned paper from Doddlebug Designs.
A mix of Copic alcohol markers and gel pens was used for the colouring.
Once coloured I added Tonic crystal glaze to the cake toppings, apples and candles. I left the glaze to harden overnight - as I never know how long to leave it to set!
With so many cupcakes to choose from I just had to make a slimline card.
Slimline cards usually measure 31/2" x 8.1/2" (or 8.89 x 21.59 in metric.
This card measures 3.1/2" x 7" as suggested by Desiree Kuemmerle at Include a Thank You. She uses this size as it leaves enough card left over to make a 4" x 4" card if using a sheet of A2 (US) card for your card base.
To complete the card I added a sentiment from the stamp set on the outside and a "Happy Birthday" from another set on the inside.
This giant cupcake image is from the Citrus Berry Cupcake stamp set from the the Big and Bold selection from the Colorado Craft Company.
It is so huge that it takes up the whole of the front of a card base!
The image was first stamped with Momento Espresso ink and coloured with alcohol markers (Copics).
To add a bit of sparkle highlights and outlines were made with stardust gel pens and a layer of Tonic Crystal Glaze to the raspberry.
I decided to offset the image with part of the cupcake off the card front. This was die cut with a stitched rectangle die and layered on the card front with a matching layer.
A Happy birthday sentiment from the stamp set was stamped inside the card as I didn't want to overlay the image in any way.
These large images really pack a punch and if you enjoy colouring they are an easy way to create a card.