as i said in my last post, i felt like hey, cupcake! took a back seat to zappy birthday during the countdown, so i wanted to create a few extra cards with it. in particular, when i looked back at what i did share, i had only shown the reverse block image on the quickie card from day one. and i hadn't gotten to the biggest idea of all that i had in mind - molding paste frosting! so first up, i give you both. after stamping a die cut cupcake with the two step cupcake liner, candle, and flame, i frosted the cake with molding paste using a stencil created by die cutting the cupcake top out of a square of vinyl template material (i can use again and again!). i left strokes instead of scraping the template clean and while the paste was still wet, i pressed in some yummy sprinkles from betsy's shakers & sprinkles kit. it looks so real! i finished off the die cut with glossy accents on the candle and a litte wink of stella clear glitter brushed on the flame. once it all dried, i layered it on three additional die cuts and added it to a pink card base prepared with a scallop punched reverse block image in light green. can't wait to frost more mini cupcakes!!
next up, a mini card in blues on green. this time, i stamped the cupcake pieces directly onto the stamped reverse block image. the pieces fit perfectly into the white space and the result is a full color single layer focal piece. i added it to a 3 x 3 card base with foam tape for a little added dimension. clean and simple with pop! now all i need is a gift to put it on.
and last, but not least, a chocolate cupcake! pink and chocolate, with a touch of sparkle and gold. this time, i stamped a die cut cupcake and layered it on top of a scallop punched reverse block image in pink. i used the die cut here because i was using the same pink on the candle and cupcake liner details as i did on the background and i wanted the extra white edging space to set it apart. i added a coating of glitter on the cupcake top for a bit of sparkle and finished it off with a quick brush of wink of stella gold for a deeper shine. pink and brown is such a perfect color combo for sweet food images - looks good enough to eat...