Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and today I have a bright and happy Kiss the Cook Card to share with you, featuring some fun new Sizzix stamps by Jen Long and Lori Whitlock.
This sweet card combines stamps from two new Sizzix stamp sets, Cupcake Greetings by Jen Long and Baked with Love by Lori Whitlock. Both have a cooking/baking theme, and I think they work together perfectly for summer birthdays, picnics and barbeques invites, or any special occasion. I stamped my own background patterned paper, and added color with a bit of Distress watercoloring. The adorable cupcake has been customized with both watercolors and paper piecing, as well as embellished with a touch of glitter and glossy accents. Let's take a closer look.
To begin, create a top-folding A2-sized card base from white cardstock, and cut a second layer slightly smaller from both patterned paper and cardstock. You may notice a pair of light pencil marks on the top layer of white. Cut down the length of the paper along both of those pencil marks to remove a thin slice of paper from the middle.
Stamp some of the images from the Baked with Love Framelits w/Stamps set onto both top pieces of cardstock. I used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink for the stamping, and then added color to the cherries with Distress Markers and a wet paintbrush. Don't adhere any of the papers together yet, as first we're going to do some die cutting.
Cut a piece of scratch paper the same size as your second layer. I just used thin computer paper. Using removable adhesive, lightly adhere your stamped panels onto the scratch paper. I just got these beautiful new Labels Movers & Shapers dies by Brenda Walton, and wanted to use them to die cut an opening for my cupcake along that center line.... but it can be a bit tricky keeping your paper from shifting with these thicker dies. A little washi tape, however, was enough to hold the die in place exactly where I wanted it.
When die cutting with Movers & Shapers dies, you'll need to use Base Dies or a Base Tray. Since I'm not using a Base Die on this project, I used the tray, along with this Sizzix die cutting sandwich: Standard Cutting Pad, Base Tray, die (cutting side up), paper, Standard Cutting Pad.
Once die cut, you can assemble all your paper layers. I tied some pretty chevron ribbon around my second layer, and added a bit of machine stitching, too, before adhering to my card base with foam tape. Next, stamp the large cupcake from the Cupcake Greetings Interchangeable Stamps set once onto white cardstock, and once onto patterned paper. Trim the frosting portion from the patterned paper and adhere it onto the cardstock layer. Fussy cut the image. Add watercolors to the cupcake liner and clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to the frosting. Adhere to the label opening with foam tape.
Stamp the cherries one more time and fussy cut the image. Add watercolors, followed by a coat of Glossy Accents. Allow to dry completely before adhering to the cupcake. The celebrate sign is another fun image from the Cupcake Greetings set. I stamped and fussy cut the image, and added it to the cupcake with a thin strip of brown cardstock. Instant signpost!
Other Supplies Used:
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80 lb, Core'dinations Distress Cardstock
- Patterned Paper: 3 Birds Studio Spring Card Pack
- Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Brushed Curduroy), Ranger Archival Ink (Potting Soil)
- Markers: Ranger Distress Markers (Worn Lipstick, Mowed Lawn)
- Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
- Ranger Ink Glossy Accents
- Trim: Stampin'Up
- #8 Round Watercolor Brush