Sunday, April 29, 2018

Retiring Products Blog Hop: Sweet Cupcake

Good evening!  It's finally starting to feel like spring around here and between baseball and this mornings race I was able to spend lots of time enjoying the arrival of spring.  Another thing that comes with spring is saying goodbye to some of our favorite Stampin' Up! products in the current catalog so we can make way for some new and fresh items.  Tonight I've joined with a group of demonstrators from across the globe to say goodbye to some of our favorites to provide inspiration and ensure that you take advantage of this time to get these beauties before they retire for good.

For my card I'm using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, along with Peekaboo Peach, one of our retiring 2016-2018 In Colors.  I used Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Basic Black cardstock as a mat for the Whisper White cardfront.  Next I mixed some of the White Shimmery Embossing Paste (love the sparkle in this!) and Smoky Slate reinker (just one drop) and then used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knives to spread the embossing paste on the right side of the cardfront (I had some extra colored embossing paste leftover so I made 3 more cardfronts, ready to finish, so I didn't waste any of the embossing paste).  The greeting is stamped in the top left corner using Basic Gray, Peekaboo Peach, and Pumpkin Pie ink.  To finish off the cardfront I added a strip of designer series paper from the Tutti-Frutti Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) that was matted with Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

For the cupcake I stamped the base using different shades of gray and black and then used Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie ink for the frosting (to add a little sparkle I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the dark frosting swirls).  Then I used the Big Shot and Cupcake Cutouts Framelits to cut the pieces out and then used dimensionals to attach the frosting so it's raised from the cupcake base.

Given my well known love of cupcakes it's no surprise this is one of my favorite retiring items and one I may not being giving up right away, I see lots of more calorie free cupcakes being created in my future!

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  1. Wonderful card design. I love the textured background.

  2. Love the added texture with embossing paste!

  3. Love the colour combination and the texture is so pretty

  4. Great background - I think a lot of people are going to miss that set!

  5. Love your card. It uses such a range of retiring products. Wonderful work. Thanks


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