Coffee Cafe De-Caffinated
Hey friends, welcome back! Today I have something sweet from the Coffee Cafe Suite. I'm always a fan of versatility with my stamps and the Coffee Cafe bundle definitely serves it up.
For today's post, I decided to use a sheet of DSP which I haven't been a huge fan of. This project got me to see past the surface and create something I love. I hope you'll like my solution!
To Quote Tim Gunn, "Make it Work!"
Knowing today's project would be a cupcake card, I dug into my stash in search of a fun background. And there she was, this little girl, reminiscent of Shirley Temple (or any child in a horror movie) staring out at me.
The Birthday Memories DSP hasn't been high on my project list, as I'm not a huge fan of some of the artwork. I know, I'm in the minority here! The cupcake girl in particular rubs me the wrong way. She looks like she's perhaps a bit evil, no? Just me? Anywho, I grabbed my Stitched Shapes Thinlits and found that I could cover the girl while keeping the cupcakes intact as a border!
A Sweet Treat
To create the cupcake, I first stamped the whipped cream in Versamark, then heat embossed with white powder. I cut a bit of Early Espresso to make my cake. One of the sleeve dies from the Coffee Cups Thinlits makes a perfect cupcake base.
I turned to the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set for my banner and sentiments. I added a Powder Pink Bitty Bow which happens to match Blushing Bride pretty well (which make me happy, because we all know I HATE making bows!)
I hope you enjoy this sweet treat! What's been your favorite way to stretch your stamps or dies?