Here is my version for Taylor's weekly cupcake challenge. Each week she has a "cupcake" challenge sketch. (Although I don't think you have to use a cupcake image) but I love cupcakes! Who doesn't? I had this cupcake from Hero Arts. Funny story though about this cupcake. I saw it at my LSS and liked it. But it does not have the company name on the wood like most stamps do. The owner actually did not know whose stamp it was (but thought it might be Hero Arts), but I liked it so I got it. I checked Hero Arts when I got home and it is Hero but it looks like it should be part of a set and the store sold them separately. Oh well, I probably would have gotten the set.
Anyhow, I started with Stampin Up's River Rock as a base. Used my Happy Birthday embossing folder for the Cuttlebug as my background. The pink layer under the cupcakes is SU Regal Rose with another piece of River Rock embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the CB. I stamped the cupcake three times (using Brilliance Graphite Black) and colored using Copics and Prismacolor markers. I then use Stickles for the sprinkles, rose and cupcake holder. The patterned paper is a glitter paper from a DCWV stack pack. I punched out flowers and added bling to the middle. The sentiment is by Inkadinkadoo. I used pop dots to adhere the base layer (under the cupcakes) and for the cupcakes themselves. So it does pop out and have some dimension to it.
The weekly cupcake challenges are fun, I have to start digging to see if I have more cupcakes to use. Taylor is starting with this past week to have a "Featured Cupcake Sampler", Jennifer of Jennifers Sweet Designs won this past week you should definitely check it out.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.