CupCake Greetings Card Tutorial

Well here I am again apologising for the lack of posts.  I've not been in the mood to post about anything recently I'm blaming the weather - it's cold, damp and dark and I don't like the cold one little bit.

Anyway, here I am raring to go and post a tutorial on how to make one of my cupcake cards.  The stamps are from Kanban  - called Fairy Cakes (they don't seem to be on the website - I bought mine from Hobby Craft). I made the card to add to my small collection of greetings cards and posted it on the Kanban facebook page.  One of the members asked if I would show how to make the card - which is quite flattering - and because I'm nice and like to share I made up a simple step by step tutorial.  

Here goes - 

Step 1.  Gather your ingredients, Rubber stamps, ink pads, glossy accent, gems, glue, coloured pencils (colouring medium of your choice), smooth water colour paper or card stock and foam pads.

Start by stamping your image onto your card/watercolour paper (300gsm)

Step 2 - Paint your images with your chosen medium.  I've used Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils - I added the colour very roughly then blended it all in with a damp (not wet) paintbrush.

Step 3 - Paint your background let dry and then randomly stamp the background.  I've used 2 different flower stamps from the Fairy Cake stamp collection.  If you don't want to create your own background you can use scrap-book or patterned paper instead.
Step 4 - Before glueing the background to the base card add a line along the edge or mount onto contrasting paper.  Once you've glued down the background glue one of the cupcakes to the middle of the card then add foam pads to the remaining cupcakes and place on either side of the centre cake.  

With the glossy accents - add a pea sized drop to the cupcakes and smooth over with your finger to give a glazed look.  While the glue is still tacky add your gems carefully to the cupcake and the bow.

To finish add glitter to the middle of the background flowers and to the edge of the background.

Here is the finished card - 

This is the original card (before it was personalised) - 

A different design from the same collection - this time I've added foam pads to the bows and made them more dimensional.

This one I made for my niece for her 7th birthday.
I'm sharing this as part of Handmade Monday #53 which is hosted by Wendy from 1stUniqueGifts .  If you've enjoyed reading through my tutorial why not pop on over to Wendy's and have a look at what everyone else has been up to.

Before I sign off I must apologise for the added security on the comments - I've had a couple of spam posts which have led to a not so nice website  so until I feel confident that its not going to happen again I'm going to have to leave the moderations on the comments - I know its a pain but I wouldn't want anyone to click onto that site.



Tickled Pink said...

They are lovely.

Wendy said...

Lovely tutorial Anita and very clear - love the cards and especially the pink and purple for your niece (bet she loved it). I'm not enjoying the cold, either - roll on summer!!

mcrafts said...

What a great tutorial! The cupcake cards are really lovely. (especially like the pink/purple one) Mich x

Caroline Nash said...

Very clear and easy to understand tutorial, thank you Anita. Love how the card turned out and off course love cupcakes


They are lovely Anita - great tutorial too. Love the colours you have used. Hope you have a great week

Tanya from Cards with a Difference said...

Nice cards and lovely colours. You can't beat a cupcake!!!

Ros Made Me said...

Great tutorial, I love the way the subtle change of colours makes such a big difference. Thanks for sharing :)

Picto said...

I love using watercolour pencils. Your choice of colours are lovely.

Take care and keep warm

Jan x

butterflyblossom said...

Everyone loves a cupcake card, gorgeous colours too! x

Susie said...

Oh thanks for the tutorial! I had no idea, and I'm going to save this. I need all the help I can get. :)
BTW I understand about added security. I had to go to a spam program, which has helped a lot, and I still have mine set up to moderate comments from new people. It does help (mine catches about 20 spam comments per week!) I worry about viruses mostly. Lots of not nice people out there, and here we are just trying to share nice things people.

Kat Shenton said...

Love a good tute at the best of times, but hats off to you! There is no way, no matter how good the tute, that my cards would like anywhere near that good. Thanks and well done on a great make!

itsamistry said...

Thanks everyone I really enjoyed writing up the tutorial - this was easier than a beading tutorial.

Handbags by Helen said...

Lovely cards and a lovely tutorial

Jam Dalory said...

Fab tutorial, the cupcakes look great. x

Pickle Lily said...

Never appreciated how much detail went into cards like this - very pretty.
Jo x