Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
Tutorial for Manly Cupcake Card by Jennifer Loftfield of CaffeinatedPapercuts
Hi everyone – Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts with a manly cupcake card. Yes, I just used ‘manly’ and ‘cupcake’ in the same sentence. I don’t know about you, but I’m outnumbered and surrounded by guys around here, making it hard to reach for the glitter and sequins all the time. Heat embossing, on the other hand, is a great way to add some pizzazz without the glitter cooties!
See – manly! It actually turned out pretty CAS but still so much fun. The steps are simple ready?
Medium Cupcake Swirl stamp
Ice Cream Sprinkles stamp
Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls
Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle die
Simon Says Stamp Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Hero Arts Cornflower Blue ink
Hero Arts Cop O Joe ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Ranger Distress Stain – Walnut
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Spellbinders – S4-124 Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles,Large
- Simon Says Stamp Chocolate Brown card-stock for the base,scored to make a standard A2 top folding card. I then stamped it with their Wide Striped background stamp and VersaMark ink to add a bit of geometric interest.
- Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy card-stock for the front panel,die cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die.
- Stamp the Medium Cupcake Swirl and the Ice Cream Sprinkles sentiment stamp in VersaMark ink,then carefully apply your embossing powder. I used the Ranger Liquid Platinum for the cupcake and the Hero Arts White for the sentiment. Heat Away!
- Mount your front panel to the card base with foam tape and admire your handiwork!
So fun and easy, right?? You could easily make it more feminine just by changing up the colors as well. While I was at it, I decided to make a little gift bag to go with it:
Isn’t it cute? Erm,in a manly way of course…I made the bag using the Lawn Fawn Treat Bag die and some fun cardstock. I then used the same Medium Cupcake Swirl Stamp but this time carefully inked the frosting in HA Cornflower Blue and the wrapper in HA Cup O Joe, then stamped it on some white card-stock. A quick cut with a scalloped circle die,some Ranger Walnut Stain around the edges, and onto the bag it went with more foam tape. I then added some sprinkles with the Dark Chocolate Liquid Pearls. All done!!
Ta-da – a fantastic, manly gift set:
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