This Embossed Cupcake Card Features Liquid Pearls “Frosting”. It Makes a Fantastic Birthday Card, Wedding Card or Anniversary Card.
Craft Supplies You Need for Making This Embossed Cupcake Card:
- Cupcake: Clear Scraps (Remove and emboss one page from the Clear Scraps Cupcake Keychain Mini)
- Embossing Folder: I used the Cuttlebug “Textile” pattern for embossing the cupcake shown above in the sample card. This product has now been discontinued, but there are many other embossing machines and embossing folders you could use to achieve a similar effect.
- The “Frosting” on the cupcake was created using Liquid Pearls by Ranger (You can buy this product at Scrapbook.com) or A Cherry on Top Crafts.
- Assorted decorative scissors; I used Fiskars Paper Edgers.
- Stamping Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Rouge and Olive Pastel
- Cardstock: Bazzill
- Bristol Board: Strathmore (This is one of my most-used craft supplies of all time; I highly recommend it. You can buy Strathmore Bristol Board at Dick Blick.
- Paints: Winsor Newton Gouache
- Thread: Vintage Coats & Clark
- Patterned Papers: I used papers by Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Daisy D’s and Creative Imaginations that have now been discontinued, but there are so many pretty patterned papers available that you will have no problem finding comparable substitutes for the papers pictured.
- Sewing machine to do the zigzag stitch on the paper border embellishment (although you can skip this and just glue your paper strips together if you’d rather not hassle with sewing).
- Adhesive — You can use any suitable paper adhesive for this project. If you don’t already own some adhesive, I recommend Zip Dry paper glue for this project; you can buy it at Createforless.com.
How to Make This Card
Oh dear, I forgot to write down exact measurements before I mailed this card off to its recipient. Sorry about that. Normally I would include precise measurements in my instructions. To give you a general idea of the dimensions, the embossed acrylic cupcake measures about 3″ tall. Hopefully the following instructions will still be useful to you, because there is a lot of room for variation in the measurements you choose to make your card:
- Use your embossing machine and embossing folder to emboss a page from the cupcakes mini clear album by Clear Scraps.
- Use Liquid Pearls to accent the embossed areas on the cupcake. Set the piece aside to dry.
- Make the rectangular card base out of Strathmore Bristol board by cutting it out, scoring it using a bone folder or other scoring tool and then folding it in half.
- Make a rectangular card front that is exactly half the measurement of the folded card base.
- Make a scalloped border by cutting out a couple of strips of paper using decorative scissors; then layer one of them on top of the other and stitch them together using a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine.
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Important Disclaimer: I am a former member of the Clear Scraps design team. Clear Scraps gave me the cupcake mini album I used for making this card. I haven’t been on their design team in many years, and Clear Scraps isn’t paying me to recommend their products; they’ve actually never paid me to recommend their products. I’m recommending them to you because I like them, and I think you will like them, too.
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