Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cupcake Wednesday

I woke up to 2 Etsy orders this morning! That's always a great way to start the day. I think I'm at about 35 Etsy sales for January 2010. This is due largely in part to buyers placing orders for multiple cards. I'm totally psyched because December was really slow for me.

I was thinking that I'd have more time for cardmaking tonight since there was no spin class, but I ended up only crunching out one card. Well, part of the evening was spent scrubbing the bathroom and getting my crafting space in order. Oh well. At least the weekend is coming up.

Anyway, on to today's card. I wanted to try something different with my cupcake punch. I usually use it for my origami animal birthday cards. Those of you who have come across my Etsy shop have probably seen my origami panda birthday card with a cupcake. I also wanted to have the card be mostly white, but plain white cardstock can be super boring. Solution: heat embossing a large swirl that was stamped multiple times with Versamark to add some texture to the card. I think the swirls might be hard to see in the picture, but I promise that they are there. Getting the sentiment to stamp straight took the majority of the time. I had trouble finding buttons that would match the red or green cardstock, but couldn't find any and ended up using neutral buttons (always good to keep those in handy in situations like this).

Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Stampendous! in clear
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black
Stamps: Sentiment (Savvy Stamps), Swirl (Inkadinkado)
Punches: Fiskars Twist & Flip 2-in-1 corner punch, Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch, Martha Stewart cupcake punch
Foam adhesive: Making Memories

Song of the day: Hmm. Nothing in particular sticks out in my mind. However, I did spend some time listening to the Cascada radio station on tonight.


Linda said...

I love your work.

Anonymous said...

Very nice design - love the cupcakes!

Erica said...

Adorable card! Cupcakes are so cute!

Mary said...

your work is so cute! glad you are having good sales and i wish you many more ;-)

Little Tesoro said...

Your cards are adorable. Wishing you more sales!!

Kayjayoh said...

Two orders is totally a great way to start a day. Better than Folders! ^.~ Congrats.

Cristina said...

Hey, those cupcakes are so cute! They make me think of Bakerella and her cake pops. Do you know about this? Check out, she is so inventive. I swear, every time I go to the site I want to bake!!

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