Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hey Cupcake!

Happy Thursday everyone!! For my project today, I decided to use my favorite Pink By Design stamp set of the month "A Cupcake for You". Both the cupcake and "hey cupcake" are from this adorable stamp set! 

You never know when you need a small gift for a co-worker or friend. This little notepad has 20 pages and took only 4 sheets of cardstock for those pages. I used my spellbinders "Frame 5" to cut the pages out in my Cuttlebug. I prefer to use spellbinders so I can create a fun shaped notepad instead of the same rectangle ones over and over. I used my copics to color the cupcake. I also used a Viva Decor pearl pen to add pearls all the way around the edge of my notepad.

Here is my copic tip for you: Don't be afraid to add lots of layers of color. My cupcake top has 7-8 layers of color on it with only 3 different color pinks/peach. I always color dark to light but if your not comfortable with your copic skills start light then go dark. For the cupcake I started dark at the top and then kept adding lighter colors and coloring down further and further blending it all together. 

When I'm finished blending, I go back to my darkest color and add a little shadow underneath the black lines. 

Thanks for checking out my project today! :) 


Kim Ricketts said...

love this idea! I love the shape! I am loving my pearl pens too! Thanks for sharing!

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Angie said...

This is adorable!!! I so like the note pad..

Anonymous said...

love this! I just need to get more comfortable using my spellbinders. so the notepad is all pink cardstock? TFS

Live Love and Scrap said...

WOW...this is just too cute!!! Love the shape!!! I wish I had a way to cut the post its like that...GREAT job!!!