This is a cute card that can be used as a Thankyou or a Birthday card and I really love this colour combo. The cupcake really pops when the card is closed and is a little opaque when the card is open.

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All the supplies used in this card are from Stampin’ Up. the card stock colours are Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, and Early Espresso, and Vellum for the window.

The focal point of this card is obviously the fun cupcake in the middle of the window. To create this first (and VERY important step) is to rub an Embossing Buddy over the Piece of Vellum that you are using (to keep the embossing powder from sticking where you don’t want it).  I stamped the greeting and the cupcake with Versa Mark ink then sprinkled Black embossing powder onto the ink. Black embossing powder can be very messy so make sure you brush away any excess powder. Heat the embossing powder until its shiny. Once the embossing cooled I coloured in the greeting and the cupcake with alcohol markers. The glitter is something I also created, I used Dazzling Diamonds, and I mixed in a little bit of rubbing alcohol and Coastal Cabana reinker, and stir it often until it dries. It will probably take overnight. I added the glitter to the cupcake using a little bit of liquid glue.

To create the card base I cut the Vanilla cardstock to 8″ x 5 1/4″ scored at 4″, then I cut a window using a shaped nesting die. I lightly sponged Coastal Cabana ink around the outside of the card. I created the frame for the window by using the same die that I used to cut the window and then I used the next size up, I used a shim so the edge of the smaller die impressed into the cardstock to make it look like there may be another layer there. I cut it out of Coastal Cabana cardstock. I attached the frame to the front of the card around the cutout, and I adhered the finished vellum piece to the inside of the card with the image facing out, making sure that the greeting and the cupcake were centred. I adhered an Early Espresso piece of cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to the back of the card so there is a thin Espresso trim around the outside of the card

The border on the bottom was created by cutting a strip of Early Espresso cardstock to 1/2″ and I slipped one end into the modern label punched to get the cute end. I then trimmed it to 3 3/4″ and I adhered it to the bottom of the card. I then cut a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock to 1/4″ and I slipped one end into a circle punch to get it rounded and I trimmed it to 3 5/8″ and adhered it on top of the Early Espresso strip.

 

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