Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday Stamper - Let Them Eat Cake!

I love today's Wednesday Stamper theme! I needed to make a card for a swap and was having a difficult time coming up with an idea - cake and birthdays pretty much go hand in hand, so my problem was solved.

I love putting a feminine twist on Tim Holtz products. A lot of people think they're only for grungy looking projects, but that's not true at all! My card uses quite a few products from TH, but I don't think you could classify it as anything but girly! Here's how I made it:

Using paper from Tim's Shabby Chic collection, I created a cupcake using an adorable stamp from Oxford Impression's Fairy Sweets collection and sepia Archival ink. I stamped the top on white cardstock and applied a liberal coat of white Sparkly Fluff. The pieces were cut out and pieced together as shown.

The little girl from Tim Holtz's Winged Things 1 set was stamped on white cardstock and colored using Distress inks. Her wings were stamped on acetate and adhered to the back. I created my card base using the Sanded Core'dinations technique from the Technique Junkie newsletter and the Collage Texture Fade embossing folder. The text piece (a gift from a sweet friend!) was cut using the Tim Holtz Baroque die. I added a little more sparkle by edging it with Cotton Candy Stickles.

To finish off the card, I added a strip of ruffled ribbon from Tim's Trimmings, secured with Wondertape, and a piece of vintage rickrack. After adhering all the layers, I attached a Memo Pin holding an Adage Ticket that's been covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

I wish I could show all the sparkly bits better! It is so pretty in real life. I sure hope the recipient likes pink! ;-)

22 comments:

  1. Great idea letting Tim Holtz' products look a bit girlie like. Wonderful card.

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  2. Whoever receives this Shelly will adore it, so totally beautiful. I really prefer this to the grunge look. Annette x

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  3. She is sitting pretty isn´t she...nice card!

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  4. This is adorable Shelly! Love it.

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  5. I love the Tim girly look, Shelly!

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  6. Wow !!!!!! This one is so beautiful !

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  7. Adorable card, Shelly. Love the pink;)

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  8. Love your beautiful Shelly touches...this card is wonderful in every detail!
    That little winged girl is one of my favorites too!
    oxo

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  9. really gorgeous...love it, love the delicate wings

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  10. What a wonderful card - great pink and sepia tones. The image is adorable, especially sitting on the cupcake. And her wings are sensational - love the way you stamped on the acetate - I always forget to use it (sigh, so many techniques, so little time). That fluffy ribbon rocks - must get me some of that stuff!

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  11. I love Tim, too. Making it more 'girl' was a wonderful idea and she looks right at home on top of that cupcake. Maybe she IS a cupcake!
    Sweet treat!

    Hugs
    Jan

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  12. Perfect feminine twist!! The icing on the Cupcake looks so real! This is just delicious, girly grunge and all!

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  13. So girly indeed Shelly.
    I love the acetate wings and the fluff on that cupcake. I love your feminine take on Tim's products, great card.

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  14. Such cool wings! Thanks for the idea ;)

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  15. This is great! I love the colors you used.

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  16. Very sweet card Shelly. I always love your work.

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  17. Such a pretty card, you've definitely put a feminine twist on it.

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog the other day too x

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  18. This is truly beautiful! I am in awe...a gorgeous work of art =)

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