Monday, 18 February 2013

Birthday Wishes Cupcake!

This is my second post of the day. For my friendship recipe FCCB post please scroll down.
Today,our lovely,talented Stephanie is hosting the challenge over at BBTB2 and has asked us to use the colour Amethyst (for the birthstone of February) and to include a cricut cut cake on our projects.
I used Wild Card 2 for all the cuts at 5"
Lots of people have asked me to show how I emboss and use Stampendous Embossing enamel.
Here are a few pictures to try and explain!
I put my card in the embossing folder and run through the Vagabond.
They work in the BigShot and Cuttlebug too.
I choose different folders for different cuts.
I sometimes sand my embossing to make it pop!
I love using kraft-core cardstock so that when I sand the embossing, the core shows through.
I love the grungy look it gives it.Then of course I have to ink all the edges!!
I felt the purple card was a bit dark and heavy for this project so to knock it back a little I decided to add some enamel.
You sprinkle the enamel over the cardstock and heat it with a heat gun until it melts. It's best to melt from underneath but it takes longer to melt and I am inpatient,so I heat from above as it's quicker!
The trick is to start far away and gradually move closer as the enamel chunks aren't glued to the card until they melt and fly everywhere!
For larger areas or bigger clumps you can use Versamark reinker to attach it to the cardstock and then you can just blast as quick as you like.
The melted enamel!
All layers glued and dimensionals added for extra depth.
Rock Candy distress crackle glaze added to the cupcake frosting.
My Creative Time for the banner and sentiment.
Hope that helps!
Well my DT sisters have lots of inspiring projects to share with you so do check them out.
Come and join in the fun!
Thanks for looking.


  1. Jayne fab tutorial, love that embossing on your elements, great colors too, hugs

  2. How yummy! Perfect for any birthday. Great challenge for me to try since I don't always use purple.

    Carson's Creations

  3. FAbulous design, Jayne! Love all the embossing and the enamel is a new one on me. Great look and thanks for the tips. xxD

  4. What an awesome card Jayne! I love the embossing and then the white enamel, so pretty and cool looking! I love the sanding on your card as well, really makes a big difference! Hugs!

  5. love the texture on this card! So pretty!

  6. A beautiful Bday Card!YUMMY!Thanks for the tutorial.
    Have a wonderful day,

  7. What a gorgeous card, Jayne!! I love the shape and texture!! Your tutorial is fabulous!! (I'm so jealous of your Vagabond!!) I will have to get some enamel and try this!! Happy Monday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. This looks a really yummy card, love the little tutorial very well explained.
    Kim xXx

  9. Beautiful card Jayne! Great tutorial on making it also!

  10. What a wonderful cupcake card, Jayne. And your tutorial is outstanding!!! Great papers and wonderul twine and stamping!!! xxSusan

  11. Great tutorial...Enameling is new to me as well. But it inspired me to get out the embossing powders I used to use so devotedly. Love your card in all the purple splendor.

  12. My dear friend, thank you for another marvelous tutorial! And this card is just stunning! The cupcake looks amazing and I adore all of the texture throughout.. your details are always inspiring. :o) Marvelous birthday card, Jayne. :o) I hope you're having a wonderful day!

    Hugs and blessings!

  13. Love your card, Jayne. Love all the embossing, too. Your tutorial is fabulous.

  14. Awesome Card. Love all the embossing and take for the tip on the enamel I have never tried that before and it looks amazing.

  15. Wow, looks like lots of work went into your card! Love all the embossing and that cupcake looks yummy. I love that you used Wild Card 2. I haven't used mine very much, yet.

  16. Beautiful card Jayne! I love all the different embossing! Great tutorial the enamelling is new to me too will definitely be looking to try it!

  17. Wow, LOVE the texture and the embossing is fabulous to! I love the cupcake and what a great tutorial! THANK YOU!!

    Sherrie K

  18. Great cupcake! Love all the texture you added to this! We are having a cupcake challenge at Docerela, you should come over and enter! Deets are on my sidebar! Carri~Abusybee

  19. WOW!! This is most fabulous Jayne!!! I love the enamel! And the great embossing!! Beautiful card! :)

  20. What fun! Wow...the texture you created in this card is just amazing! I've never tried the enamel - thanks for sharing your technique, I will have to give this a try. I really love the shape of your card also - so unique!

  21. Jayne what a gorgeous card. So creative and your tutorial is super. I always love shape cards and you can never use to much glitter.

  22. Great card Jayne! Thanks for sharing this technique.

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    Yüz Germe

  24. GREAT looking birthday card Jayne!Thanks for sharing this technique my friend!!!!:)

  25. Beautiful cupcake the technique.

  26. Jayne ~ OMG!!! I LOVE this card with the embossing and the enamel ~ WOW! I have never seen this before but now I want to try this!!! The tip about heating it from the bottom ~ CLEVER! But I like you am VERY impatient~ So many times I have done stuff and crap is flying everywhere! LOL! Good thing is I have everything except the chunky enamel or the VAGABOND!!! LOL! ENABLER alert! hehehe!

  27. awesome tutorial jayne :) yummy card as always you rocked this challenge :)

  28. Cuuute!!! LOVE all the embossing!!!


  29. Yum this looks good enough to eat!! Super tutorial
    DIANA L.