Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cupcake Card

Here's another Pink Cat Studio paper piecing project. This time it's a cupcake! This card is based on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #55.

In this case, I printed the paper piecing image onto several different types of paper, both cardstock and patterned paper. Then I cut it out and pieced it together. I added some Stickles to the heart and scalloped border, and then applied a line of redline tape and covered it in glitter. An SU rub-on punched out with the modern label punch finishes the card.

A few tips about paper piecing:
- When cutting, turn the paper, not the scissors; you'll get smoother edges
- A glue pen is your friend for all those small pieces like the wee flower and band around the cupcake
- Add dimension in logical places (like here, where I popped up the icing)

Don't forget to check out the other examples on Melissa's blog. There's a free butterfly paper piecing image and a CONTEST for a $50 Pink Cat Studio gift certificate!!!

ps. Here's the direct link to the cupcake image.

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