Saturday, January 29, 2011

Birthday Sprinkles...

I wish I could still say "good morning" but the day has already begun to slip away from me. I was up at the crack of dawn (5:30am) to take my daughter to a dance competition and am just getting back to my computer. What is is with these early morning sports competitions- don't they know parents need their rest, too??

I have another bunny to share with you today from my friend Zlatina- such fabulous illustrations! She invited me to join the "Crafter's Digital Art Center" which is a site for people who create or just love digital art/stamps- what a nice group! One of the challenges involved using this stamp (which I had just purchased-yay!) so I thought I would give it a whirl.

I used some more of the yummy paper from Basic Grey's "Hopscotch"collection- I love the peachy pinks and cool blues paired with brown. I stitched the background papers together and added some crinkled ribbon with a button to bring out the blue in the paper. I printed the image on my Epson 3800 twice- once on Whisper White and once on a brown piece to paper piece the bottom of the cupcake. The top of the cupcake was colored with Copics (and Spica glitter pens for the sprinkles:) and completed image was mounted onto a blue piece cut with the largest square eyelet die on my Sizzix machine. The front was finished with a computer generated greeting layered onto coordinating circles and some pink pearls and rhinestones.

After the card was completely finished, I went back and layered Crystal Effects over the cupcake icing to give it a smooth, shiny texture and embedded some red rhinestones in some of the sprinkles. The most difficult part of using clear glue to make an epoxy finish like this is truly not touching it overnight- don't test it, it's not dry before that-trust me!

The inside is finished to coordinate with the front, using a smaller version of the main image. To make it easier to place the image where I want and re-size it, I convert the original drawing to a brush and save it in my custom brush folder in Photoshop- this makes it just like a "regular"stamp!

Hope you like my little bunny- he makes me smile every time I see him!

Have a great day~


Stamps: "Rabbit in a Cupcake"- Zlatoena's Designs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Grey "Hopscotch"
Accessories: SU: Sizzix Big Shot, Deck the Halls Big Designer buttons, basic rhinestones, dimensionals; Eyelet Square nested dies, Copic markers, pink pearls, crinkle ribbon, hemp twine, sewing machine


  1. Love the bunny-- he's completely adorable.
    Congratulations on your award!!! :)

  2. Hi Paula,
    Your card looks GREAT, inside and out!
    Hugs and smiles