Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cupcake Snowman Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT May Theme Challenge

It's theme week at 52 {C}CT and Mynnette has chosen a really fun theme - Sweet Treats/Holiday Goodies.  Irresistible!

 

The perfect challenge for me to use my very sweet Cupcake Snowman stamp!  I inked the stamp with VersaMark before inking with Early Espresso ink and then I heat embossed the image with clear powder.  I used inks and a blender pen to add colour, fussy cut the image and added Star Dust Stickles so my sweet treat is sparkly.  I thought a doily would be a good accent to go with the cupcake and I die cut a Pool Party doily and an Early Espresso mat.  I decided to keep the circle vibe going and used my Circle Scissor tool to made a 5 1/4" circular card base.  I added a white mat layer plus the doily and cut a smidgen off the bottom of the card so it stands up nicely.  I added an Espresso circle to the centre of the doily, stamped and die cut the sentiment label, popped up the snowman and added snowflakes with jewel centres.  


Here's the inside.


For the front of the envelope I used an unmounted snowflake wheel to stamp the border and simply layered it onto an Espresso mat.


So that's what I made, now it's your turn to have some fun with this week's 52 {C}CT challenge!  Before you get inky check out the other sweet inspiration on offer from the rest of the DT.  I'm so looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your cards!

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Cupcake Snowman',  'Merry Christmas' from Elzybells, inside sentiment from Hero Arts 'Wonderful Christmas' cling set, Snowflakes Rollagraph wheel stamp
CS: SU! Pool Party, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Pool Party, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Pumpkin Pie, blender pen
Tools: EK Success Circle Scissor Pro tool, Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily & angel wing dies, 2" circle punch, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die & square Nestabilities dies, snowflake punches, heat tool, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: clear embossing powder, Star Dust Stickles, SU! Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals


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9 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Ruth just leave it to you to find the most perfect snowman cupcake stamp to use for this challenge. LOVE it!! What a fabulous circle card with very lovely sparkle too. You continue to amaze me my friend. Nice job! Hugs D

Deborah Frings said...

I've never seen this stamp - it's brilliant, such a fun image. I love the way you've coloured him and the glitter too. Super colours - just love this card.

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the circle shape of your card! That snowman cupcake looks amazing- sparkly and delicious!

Louise xx

sarahstone said...

Hi Ruth, I love this card, everything about it! I love the sparkly cupcake with the snowman, I love the jeweled snowflakes, and I especially love the doily and its mat and the round card! Great job!

Jacqueline said...

This is gorgeous Ruth - a fab sparkly snowman - even better that he's a cup cake! - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

I just adore this CUTE AND FUN ;) stamp image, Ruth! The glittery details are amazing, too!!! LOVE this! I think I need to get some of these dies with the "angel wings"!!! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

Patricia H. said...

The snowman cupcake is just too, too adorable! I really like the round shape of your card, as well as the blue and brown color scheme.
Shall I email you my mailing address so you can send this one to me? *teasing grin*

Pia S said...

What a sweet cupcake snowman! You've really given him a great sparkly look! I like your choice of circle shape for this design, it works so well with the die cut doily you've used.

Karen Aicken said...

Loving that cupcake snowman, Ruth!

I was admiring your card, and when I saw the photo of it open I was surprised that it was a circle CARD. I don't know why, I guess I was just busy admiring the front. Then I loved it even more, ha ha.
Cheers, Karen