Monday, October 18, 2010

Miss Madeline's Birthday Tutorial

Hello all! I'm back tonight with another card tutorial. This card is for my girlfriend at work, her birthday is tomorrow. Happy Birthday Madeline!! Before we go on I have to apologize for my shadow in every picture. I have terrible lighting for picture taking in my room. I promise I'm working on it. Let's get started :)

Since I do enjoy a blog challenge I created this card with OTWC color challenge and Wee Memories "Celebrate" challenge in mind. These are the colors for OTWC
So Pretty!! I was also on a Jennifer McGuire kick so I decided to use the block background technique again.

I started by inking up my acrylic block with crushed olive and added peeled paint distress ink to just the edges.
then I sprayed water on it with my mini mister. I used about 3 sprays to cover.
I stamped on white card stock. If you don't get full coverage when you first stamp you can rock the stamp to move the water around. Sometimes when you pull the block off there is a water puddle left on top. I just rub this in with my finger.

This is my stamped image.

I then inked up the Hero Arts Flourish background with peeled paint.

and stamped over my image.

 I stamped while my image was still wet because I wanted it to bleed a little.

I made three more panels using wild honey and spiced marmalade. spun sugar and worn lipstick. and dusty concord with chipped sapphire. I inked the entire block with the lighter color and added the darker color to the edges. I also stamped the flourish design with the darker color on every panel except the purple. I stamped in dusty concord because the chipped sapphire was more blue than I wanted.
I then cut out each panel.

 for my cupcake image I used Hero Arts Cupcakes poly clear set.
I stamped the cupcake and the little rose with Ranger archival jet black. I stamped the rose far enough away that it wouldn't get contaminated by the inking I would be doing on the cupcake.

next I stamped the cupcake again on Inkadinkado's mask paper and cut out the image.

I cut the cupcake into layers so I could cover and ink each layer.

I put the cupcake holder mask down on my stamped image.
I inked the entire top of the cupcake with spun sugar using by ink blending tool.
I put my mask on the 4th layer and added worn lipstick just to the very top edge of my cupcake holder. I added the next layer and inked just the very bottom with worn lipstick to create a little shadow.

 I added the next layer and inked just the very bottom with worn lipstick to create a little shadow.

I worked that way until each cupcake layer had a shadow.

I removed the mask for the holder and colored it in using my Gelly Roll silver metallic pen
I covered the silver with Glossy accents.

I set that aside to dry and began to color my rose using my Zig H20 pen and dusty concord.

I colored the leaves with both crushed olive and peeled paint.

I decided to add some stickles. the flower is lavender and the leaves are lime green
I set my rose aside to dry and went back to working with my color panels. The card base is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. I knew I wanted about an inch on the bottom so I trimmed the panels accordingly. I inked the sides of each panel with the darker ink of that clor panel. Drew a line in pencil at 1 inch and laid out my pieces.
Once I had everything laid out the way I wanted I adhered them to the card base and erased my line.

The sentiment I used is also from the Hero Arts Cupcakes clear set. In order to get my placement right I stamped on a scrap piece of paper.
then I laid the stamp and scrap piece out on my card. (it's a well loved stamp)

The sentiment comes stacked on top of each other. I wanted it to stretch the card so I did some masking. I know I can cut them but I just can't bring myself to do it lol. So for those of you like me masking is a fantastic option. I masked off the cupcake.
inked up my archival jet black
and stamped onto my card, using my scrap piece for placement.

I also put a scrap piece under the "cupcake" incase it was a little dirty. Inking up the entire stamp and then masking the paper is another option. I just prefer to do it this way. I did the same thing with cupcake, masking off the seize the.

and stamped onto my card.

now that my cupcake and rose are dry. I cut them out.
I adhered the rose to the cupcake with glossy accents, then I adhered the cupcake to the card with foam.

here is a close up of the dimension.

I decided the cupcake still needed a little something so I added "sprinkles" with stardust stickles.
I put on 3 little rhinestones and the card was done! Here is the completed card.

Thanks for coming by! Have a Blessed day!


  1. Wowowowow this tutorial was so much work! Awesome job and love the card. I hope the recipient knows how much love your put into this. Hugs,kathy

  2. So many steps and such a FABULOUS result! LOVED the sprinkles BEST!

  3. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

  4. Wow, you totally rock this! Love your card. Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)

  5. This card is super awesome!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

  6. WOW! Love this! Thanks for playing the WMC this week!