I have another scheduled post, this time a trio of cards all featuring the same stamp as the focal, a cupcake.
They trio appear in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, as part of their Celebration Challenge results but I had actually submitted them to Take Ten. They obviously thought they suited the theme of their challenge.
All of the stamps are from Oxford Impressions Fairy Sweets (also available from That’s Crafty)
I used ice cream colours, or you could also call it cupcake colours, pastels of blue, pink and yellow. I should have tweaked the colour of this photograph as the cardbase looks as though it has a pink/lilac tone but it was actually white watercolour paper.
Vintage French book text was painted and used as the stamping surface for the cupcakes, daisies, bird and word tiles.For each cupcake I gave the topping (the frosting) a different colour to the paper case.The same idea for the final card with daisies embellishing the cupcake and a butterfly.Many of you will know, it is hardly a secret, that I adore Oxford Impressions stamps, have done since before I even got my hands on my first set. It was when I read an article in Simple Stamping, a feature on photo real stamps, I fell in love with the stamps there and then. Since I got my first set, Soul of the Rose, the stamps have become treasures to me, always dipping into them but I will admit that Fairy Sweets was a set which I initially struggled with. I was trying to fit it into my usual style and colours and the stamps were just not working for me. Since I have allowed myself more freedom with colours I have so enjoyed inking up the stamps from this set and this is my second card collection (the other collection can be viewed HERE) which I submitted and have been lucky enough to get published. In fact, I am sharing in another post a mini canvas which features, once again, this cupcake stamp, the canvas also appears in the same issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
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11 Jun 2015 12 Comments