Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes & Watercoloring

Here is a second design from Alice S.' workshop last week. Notice the layered Top Note? Nope, it's not a nestabilities! It is the SU! Top Note - layered!

Are you ooo'ing and ahhhh'ing yet? Now for the confession (lol) - it is a faux layer! (Don't you love the word faux?!) It looks like a five layer card, but it is only four layers. HOW? I'm glad you asked! I first saw this when a fellow Sudsol Sister shared a design with the faux layering technique - it's simple! Just trim around the perforated edge of your Top Note die cut - easy peasey, no joke. I then used my Two Way Glue Pen to add some Dazzlng Diamonds Glitter to my faux layer, as well as to the cupcake frosting.

TIP: Did you know you don't *have* to have all the Classic Ink Pads or Ink Refills to be able to watercolor using ink? (Of course, why *wouldn't* you want all the ink pads and their refills, but that is another topic for another day! lol) this is also a good tip for when you are cropping, and don't want to take your whole stamp room with you - just grab your Many Marvelous Markers case and a Blender Pen and you are good to go!

All you need to do is scribble some ink, using the brush tip of your Stampin' Write, onto a stamp case, then pick up the ink using your blender Pen, and apply it to your images!

Here is a close up, though blurry, it does show the pretty Dazzling Diamonds Glitter - which my goal for this picture. (I think I need a special macro lens for my camera.)

Remember - the Top Note die may be used with the Big Shot or other die cutting machines, like the Cuttlebug.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card Stock: Bashful blue, Gable Green, Not Quite Navy & Confetti White.
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Pad, Stampin' Writes in Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Gable Green & Rose Red.
Accessories: Top Note Die, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen & Mini Glue Dots.

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