How is it Monday once more? It looks like there’s altogether too many Mondays in per week. Nonetheless at this time is a greater Monday than most because it’s additionally Chocolate Cupcake Day. Yep apparently that’s a factor, and who am I to argue? Now all I have to do is discover a chocolate cupcake. I’m not a lot of a baker, not like my daughter and particularly my son-in-law, however I can stamp. So right here’s my contribution to this special occasion…
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE & FROSTING
I’ve been having lots of enjoyable with the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set, and at this time it was the cupcake I wanted.
I started by stamping it onto a scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card utilizing Early Espresso ink. Then I needed to discover the appropriate browns from my Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker assortment.
TIP – maintain some scraps of the identical card you’re engaged on shut by and scribble your colors onto that. It will enable you see precisely what the color will seem like earlier than you add it to your picture. It’s additionally a terrific place to strive layering completely different colors to make new ones!
Ultimately I colored the sponge half with darkish Cinnamon Cider after which went over it with Bronze. For the frosting I used the sunshine Cinnamon Cider so as to add a line on the prime of every swirl. Then I blended that out utilizing Ivory.
For the cake liner I wanted one thing that basically contrasted effectively and for that I selected Bermuda Bay. First I drew a line up every of the vertical traces on the picture utilizing the darkish marker. Then I added extra of the darkish shade on the backside and flicked the pen up a bit so it didn’t create a superbly straight line. Then I went over the entire of the cake liner with the sunshine Bermuda Bay.
With the colouring full I minimize out the picture utilizing Paper Snips and set it apart.
A LITTLE GINGHAM
Shifting on, I discovered a stunning gray gingham sample within the Peaceable Place 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Collection Paper (DSP) pack. I minimize a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the DSP, together with a bit of Smoky Slate Card the identical measurement. Then I mounted the 2 strips collectively utilizing Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Subsequent, utilizing extra liquid glue I hooked up the cupcake picture to the gingham piece. Then above that I stamped “A tasty deal with for somebody candy” from the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set utilizing Early Espresso ink.
To show the assembled piece right into a bookmark I used the Detailed Trio Punch so as to add an oval gap at one finish. Then I threaded some Grey Granite 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon by way of the outlet and tied it in a knot. Job finished.
Now that is the type of cupcake I could make, and it’s completely calorie free which is a bonus. Get pleasure from!
For extra tasks utilizing the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set see these earlier weblog posts: