Sparkler Cupcake

I finally had a chance to participate in the monthly A Muse Lounge Challenge, “Taking off some Layers” (create a single layer card). I’m sure this has been done a hundred times, but when I saw this Sparkler stamp from A Muse my first instinct was to combine it with a cupcake from their Cupcake Builder clear stamp set to make a cute little festive cupcake.

For my greeting I combined another two stamps (Happy Birthday to youFavourite peeps MA), only inking the “happy birthday” part of the sentiment and breaking up “to one of my favourite peeps”. When I realized that I had stamped my cupcake a little too high, I decided to draw one of those borders that are so popular lately.

For the cupcake frosting I used liquid applique and sprinkled on some ultra fine glitter before heat-setting the applique. The bottom half of the cupcake is coloured with my new Koh-I-Noor woodless pencils and spica, while the sparkler was coloured with the Pitch Black Spica then glittered up even more with yellow stickles.

I’ve been uber busy preparing TOP SECRET cards for the rapidly approaching A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA event at The Paperie – see the post below this one for more details on the classes and make’n’takes I’ll be hosting.