Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Discovery

I've been trying to play with the sheets of the new In Colors to decide if I want to order them when the catalog comes out. Today's color is Pacific Point. It's a really nice color - a pretty royal blue.

This is also my card for today's Featured Stamper challenge. You can find the original card here:

I have a thing for cupcakes at the moment and I love this set. I wanted some colored frosting on the top of my cupcakes and I didn't really want to make the entire card Tempting Turquoise with a Pacific Point base. I had to use quite a bit of Tempting Turquoise as it was.

Taking a good look at the Pacific Point cardstock, I thought it could be a combination of Brilliant Blue and Tempting Turquoise - which would make a great color of frosting for my cupcakes. I save all my pieces of acetate that my Papertrey stamps come stuck on, so I used that as a palette for my experiment. Using my markers, I put a little bit of color down next to each other on the acetate and, with an aquapainter, blended them together and colored the frosting. It turned out pretty close to what I wanted.

The chipboard 'C' on my card was inked with Brilliance Moonlight White and embossed with UTEE twice. Them I embossed it again with UTEE mixed with glitter - so there's a lot of sparkle.

Stamps: MFT - What's Up Cupcake? Paper: Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, East Coast Prep dp. Ink: Palette Noir, Brilliance Moonlight White, Versamark, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise. Accessories: Classic Rectangle Nesties, chipboard, brads, dimensionals, ribbon.

Hopefully I have a quick week and free time to get some stamping done - I need to start gathering my VSN Secret Sister reveal package goodies.

Sunshine and cupcakes for all,

1 comment:

Amber said...

Great card, I love it!