my project:The technique challenge this week from Lauren is dry embossed vellum with coloring from the back side for highlights. This is actually very cool and looks like white powder embossing without the mess. I chose to use the technique on the hearts and dots "sprinkles" on my cupcake.
I first stamped my hearts and dots on the backside of the vellum with versamark ink. I then traced the stamped shapes with a stylus and a foam mat underneath. Then colored in the shapes, again from the back side. The light shining through this 3-D shape really illuminates the images. I also couldn't resist a layer of spray adhesive and fine clear glitter from Martha Stewart on the vellum. I do love my sparkle!
The top is held closed with a corsage pin threaded with beads. The green bead was dyed with Tim Holtz Alcohol ink in celery. The wrapper is two pieces of 2" x 12" paper from K&Co that has been scored with a Scor Pal at 1/4" intervals and accordian folded. This was adhered with liquid glue around the template cupcake. I also trimmed the top edge of the wrapper with pinking shears.
A look down inside the cupcake wrapper....
This cupcake is roughly the size of a gourmet large cupcake so plenty of room inside to fill with treats! And, thanks to Grandma D for the gorgeous hunk of vintage glass. The stand is actually the base to a large punch bowl.
Want more dry embossing? Check out these projects from the My time to create team! Can't wait to see what you make. See you soon!Lauren
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template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff at the Digichick
pens: Zig scroll and brush
stamps: Papertrey Ink
glitter: Martha Stewert
punch: Stampin Up scallop circle
Tools: stylus, scor pal, fabric tac, scotch liquid adhesive, pinking sheers
alcohol ink: tim holtz in celery
other: ribbon, corsage pin, beads, green twistel