Friday, May 29, 2009

Welcome to my Cupcakery.....My Time Technique Challenge and Stampin Out Alzheimer's Exclusive

Well happy weekend everyone! It's time for another challenge from Lauren Meader and the My Time to Create design team! And if you've been following along with me this week, you know that the Stampin Out Alzheimer's week of fundraising, challenges and prizes is wrapping up this sunday, May 31st. You can still get in on the fun by donating a mere $5 to have access to freebie downloads, challenges and a great community (see the donation box on the right). One of the amazing freebies is the totally cute *SOA exclusive* CUPCAKE template I am using today designed by the generous and talented Kellieh Ratzlaff at the Digichick. Check her out!

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!


Thanks so much for stopping by. I love hearing from you!

template: Kelleigh Ratzlaff at the Digichick
paper: K&Co
pens: Zig scroll and brush
versamark ink
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


tg said...

Super cute Dana! I downloaded this template and can't wait to try it out. Love the corsage pin. The glitter and embossing looks so great on this cupcake.

Elise said...

Yuuuuuummmmmmyyyyyyyy! My sweet tooth is CALLING! That looks soooo wonderful: I want! Me likey! You: AMAZING! WOW! (I'm a bit short on adjectives... 'cause I'm literally drooling! YowZa!

Kristin Eberline said...

Uhh...OMG Dana! This is FABULOUS! I love that you used the cupcake template for the challenge! Your paper is perfect for it! This looks delish :O)

Now I want to give the template a try! LOL

Lynnette said...

WOW, I thought this was a real cupcake until I read on. It looks so yummy!

Gwen said...

just totally adorable!!LOVE IT!!!

Bethany Paull said...

Aaaah! This is so amazing. I love the two colors/patterns for the cupcake and that corsage pin is SO pretty! This is awesome.

SueLovesCherries said...

That is B-E-A-UTIFUL! A winner in my book!

AKiteFlier said...

Gorgeous gorgeous Dana. I have not yet tried the cupcake template but I must do it now.

Tamara said...

This is gorgeous! I have this template, but haven't yet made anything with it. Great work on the velum challenge, but also on the SOA challenge with this image.

Unknown said...

Dana - BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! I want a cupcake now, LOL. Love how you used the vellum for this -- and the glitter...brilliant. Way to go girl!

Tracey said...

WQW! that is beautiful Dana! I also want to try the cupcake temeplate now!! You are very talented, you always come up with yummy stuff

Sue Lelli said...

So pretty I thought it was real! How very creative!

Karen said...

I saw this yesterday in the SOA gallery and my jaw hit the floor and I promptly started drooling!!! Dana, this so perfectly sweet, girly, sparkly, and just sweetly adorable!!!! I LOVE it!!! You have taken both the cupcake template and Lauren's challenge to the next level, sparkly devine! :>

KatieTurtle said...

Holy cow this is incredible! I thought that the cupcake was realy at first! So awesome!

Princess said...

This cupcake is adorable. I have never used glitter on vellum...but have to agree that it's definitely the icing on the cake. It's gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing the how to. Cute!

Jeanne said...

Oh my heavens, is this scrumptious or what? LOVE it! And thank you for sharing how you made it.


anya said...

What a great job on the challenge, Dana! Love that clever template, too.

C said...

Wowzers! This is fabulously wonderful...not sure that's an expression but I'm speechless...Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

NO WAY! This is stunning!! I love that you used my little template for your tutorial!! Gorgeous work!

Sharyn said...

This is stunning, thank you so much for showing how it is made. Came by from Kelleigh's blog.