We’re well into our current Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, and I’m sharing a second card (the first is here) for our reminder post. This colour challenge is pink, pale blue and mint, inspired by some floral cupcakes. A perfect combination for Spring! My second card, like my first card, is a floral birthday design.
I started by stamping the base layer of the largest flower from Altenew’s Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom onto a white panel with Frosty Pink ink. I then masked that flower off (using a mask die cut with the coordinating dies) and stamped the second, smaller flower just behind it, this time using Ocean Waves ink. I masked the smaller flower off, too, then moved on to stamping a leaf using Frayed Leaf ink.
Next I removed all the masks and moved on to adding the second layer to each image, again masking in between as needed. For the pink flower the second layer is Coral Berry. The blue flower uses Dusk, and the leaf detail is added with Forest Glades.
Once again I removed the masks, and finally added in the centres to each of the flowers. Rather than bringing in a darker ink shade I stamped these with the same colours I’d used for the second layers. I triple stamped to build up the intensity of the colour.
The final stamped element was the sentiment, which comes from the same stamp set. I carefully lined it up on the panel and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then adhered the finished panel to a pink card base, completing the card.
This card was pretty quick to put together, and I think the CAS design works out nicely. Whilst I approached the stamping by doing the base layer for all three, then the detail layer for all three, etc. another option would be to stamp all the layers of the large flower, then mask it off and do all the layers of the smaller flower, and then the leaf. The reason I did it the way I did was that it gives each layer a bit of extra time to dry before stamping on top of it. This means that the detail layers stay crisper than they might otherwise. Stamping one layer on top of the next immediately can lead to them bleeding together slightly – the inks may not seem to be dry, but an extra minute or two of drying time really can make a difference. I hope this card inspires you to come and play along with our challenge. You can find more inspiration from the team in the challenge post, reminder post, and also directly on their blogs via the links below.
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AAA Birthday Challenge – Flowers
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge – Pink, Pale Blue, Mint
MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something Feminine
Stamping Sensations – Spring Florals
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS
STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge – Stamps & Nature
The Paper Shelter – Let It Be Spring
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)