CASology with ICING

CASology with ICING
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  Brainstorming should be rather sweet this week. Week 243 - Icing I used an older Hero Arts robot wooden stamp for this design.  It's from the 3 Robots set.  The simple, clean font sentiment is from the more recent Hero Arts Birthday Animal Silhouettes set.  I stamped the robot first in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloring it with Copic markers.  I then applied a thin layer of Molotow Art Masking Liquid to the middle of the robot to prevent it from being inked while creating the curvy line.  I used one of the curvy Landscape Dies from A Muse to create a stencil for the inked curve.  After making sure the masking liquid was dry, I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade (orange) and Faded Jeans (blue) to create the curved line.  I then removed the masking liquid from the robot and applied Orange Slice Stickles for a little sparkle and interest.  The main panel was adhered to a black piece of cardstock to frame it and then the assembled piece was popped up on the card base with foam adhesive.  I couldn't resist adding a couple of googly eyes to finish the design. Don't forget to leave the design team members and our guest designer a little blog love this week for all the wonderful inspiration they've created!  We love hearing from you! DT Badge
Melissa Chipperfield (You are here.)
  Then, don't forget to link up your own ICING creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from Serendipity Stamps, this week's sponsor! I'm thinking it may be a cupcake kind of day in our house.  White...with buttercream frosting.  And, of course, colorful sprinkles! I'm also linking this card up to the April Anything Goes Challenge (as long as it includes Hero Arts images) over at A Blog Named Hero! 2017 Apr Challenge Logo Have a terrific Tuesday! 2017 SignatureContinue Reading...

Calorie Count

Hi, my name is Melissa and I'm a chocoholic.  Sometimes I hide a bag of milk chocolate candy in my craft room just so I don't have to share with the rest of the family.  I know this isn't very nice of me, but sometimes a girl just has to have her chocolate...all to herself.

Since it's been a while since I've created something featuring one of my daily vitamins (chocolate), I had to make a card featuring something sweet and chocolaty.  This week's Stamping Boutique challenge to "distress something on a card" was perfect!  After all, without chocolate (and coffee), this girl feels a little "distressed!"  :)

The cute cupcake image is a digital stamp from The Stamping Boutique called Cynthia Sliding off her CupcakeI distressed the DP (decorative paper) and main image circle with ink and a sponge.  I also distressed the brown matte with a distressing tool.  For embellishments, I added a button, baker's twine bow and pink gemstones.  The image was colored with Copic Markers.
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Hello, Cupcake!

Anyone who knows me well, knows I am a sucker for cupcakes.  White ones.  With frosting.  And sprinkles.  Lots of them.

I couldn't resist making a card with this adorable cupcake from 2 Cute Ink!  I colored it with Copics, cut it out and then popped it up with a foam dot after applying some red Stickles to the sprinkles.  Gotta love baker's twine!

Stamps - 2 Cute Ink (Mini Cupcake - digital), SU (sentiment)
Paper - Gina K white cardstock
Ink - SU Basic Black
Accessories - baker's twine, Stickles (red), foam dot, corner rounder
Coloring - Copic markers
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Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

Today there is a birthday in our house.  Since we're not having the official party until the weekend, I thought I could get by making a girly card instead of the needed masculine one!  I've been instructed to finish a birthday card that somebody started for himself, so that should be fun!  Isn't that half the creative process...getting started?

I love it when I have an excuse to make a cupcake card and this week's Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers is to use a cupcake on a card!  I was smiling as soon as I read it!  Here's what I came up with:

Stamps - SU (Create a Cupcake set)
Paper - Gina K white CS, SU Basic Gray, Melon Mambo & Brushed Silver cardstocks
Ink - SU Basic Gray & Melon Mambo
Accessories - pink rain dots (Cloud 9 Design), SU cupcake punch, pink gemstone, Stickles (Diamond), Nestabilities (square), foam squares (popped up cupcake & silver square)

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Cupcake Creative

I know.  It's been too long since I did anything with ink and paper.  Summer has been something else around here, I tell ya!  I tried to figure out what has been so busy because, from what I can tell, most weekdays have been the usual summer days.  I decided to look at the calendar and found out it hasn't been my imagination at all!  By the time you figure in weekend trips, weekend company, the 4th of July, dentist appointments, doctor appointments, summer house projects, selling a previous home and just plain having all the family home at once more hours of the day...YES!  Life is busy in the summer!  A good busy.  Summer is flying by and I'm hanging on for all I'm worth!  I had to make a cupcake for comfort food, a calorie-free one, and I feel much better now.  :)  I hope you're enjoying your summers, busy or not-so-busy as they may be right now!

Life is short.  Eat dessert first.

Stamps - Elzybells (Hey Cupcake set, sentiment)
Ink - SU Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Paper - Paper Trey white CS, SU DP (Berry Bliss, retired), SU Rich Razzleberry CS
Accessories - pink flourish gemstones, jeweled florettes, sponge dauber (on paper flowers and sentiment piece), MFT cupcake template, foam squares, glue dots, crimper (for cupcake liner)

*This card was for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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Cupcakes for Breakfast

Happy Monday!  I didn't get around to stamping until late in the afternoon today as I'm still fighting whatever bug got ahold of me over the weekend and I had all three children home due to the holiday.

I've been wanting to make a cupcake card lately.  What got me thinking about cupcakes was when my boys requested we make white cupcakes with frosting and valentine sprinkles last week.  We did that and then one morning my oldest DS asked me if he could have a cupcake for breakfast!  Of course not...well, actually, I decided to shake aside the perfectionist mother in me and thought, "Oh, why not?!  Let's break a rule for a change!"  I did, however, make him eat a healthy breakfast before he got the cupcake.  :)

This week's Clean & Simple card challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers was to "create your own background."  I sat and mulled this one over for a while and then decided to just wing it.  I grabbed a couple scrap pieces of paper, wadded them up and then dabbed each one on a stamp pad (one color for each piece of paper) and blotted my white cardstock to create a mottled look.  I then embossed two thirds of the front of the card and added color to the dots with my blender pen and another ink pad.

Stamps - Paper Trey (Cupcake Collection sentiment), SU (Out of the Box)
Ink - SU Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Paper Trey white, SU Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight cardstocks
Accessories - Nestabilities, SU circle punch, pink gemstones, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stickles
Coloring - blender pen

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