A Birthday Cupcake for You

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Hi friends!

Colleen here today sharing a bold and festive birthday card featuring the new Wreath Builder: Cupcakes for You stamp, Purple Rain glaze, Spring Mix sequins, and Polka Dot Palooza fabulous foil sheets! Also used are the existing Tree Bark stencil and Another Hello There die. 

I wanted to use the mini cupcakes in a playful way, so I decided to create a large bold sentiment stamp where I could place the cupcakes strategically! So, first step was to choose the sentiment. I used Another Hello There die from a recent release and die cut it on the Polka Dot Palooza foil sheets. I foiled the mini sized polka dots in silver!  After I die cut the sentiment, I set the remainder of the polka dot sheet aside for later. 

Next, I stamped 3 of the mini cupcakes from Wreath Builder: Cupcakes for You, in Black Hybrid ink and colored them with my alcohol markers. I fussy cut each one and set those aside with the sentiment for later. 

Now it was time to work on the backdrop that would complement my sentiment and cupcakes!  I used masking tape to tape off the edges of a white card panel, forming a rectangle shape in the middle. I ink blended the middle of the card panel in shades of purple and then applied the Purple Rain glaze over the ink using Tree Bark stencil. I removed the masking tape and set it aside to dry. I love all that white space surrounding the bold color! 

TIP: To prevent your card panel from tearing, press the masking tape onto your shirt or arm 3 or 4 times to remove some of the stickiness. And tear slowly! 

Once the glaze was dried, I trimmed the card panel and placed it over a slightly larger black card panel. Then I adhered both layers over the remaining polka dot foiled sheet I had used earlier for my sentiment (I had die cut the sentiment in the middle of the sheet deliberately so I could use the remaining piece). I placed the Hello sentiment over the purple backdrop, deliberately adhering the letters unevenly to create an interesting effect. I stamped Happy Birthday from the cupcake stamp set and placed that over the two letter L's. Then I added the cupcakes in a triangle around the sentiment! The cupcakes were adhered with foam tape squares. I finished with sequins from the new Spring sequin mix! 

I love the boldness of the backdrop and the playful polka dots on the sentiment! The cupcakes were just as I imagined, framing the sentiment perfectly! Thanks for stopping by today! You can find the items used on my blog post by hovering over the product name and clicking on the link. Or visit the Picket Fence shop! 

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