I cut two tags 2 3/4" x 5" out of a pale pink cardstock. Next I measured the space available to put the digital stamp. I had drawn out a quick sketch so I had some idea what I wanted to do. Next I reduced the size of the cupcake and printed it out on Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I set this aside for the moment and went to work on the background.
I had two different ideas for the background and I just couldn't decide. So I did both! I used red ink with a brush and stencil to create the one on the left. For the one on the right, I used the same stencil but used Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Raspberry Rhodolite instead. I laid them both asided to air dry.
Now back to the cupcake stamp. Like the backgrounds, I couldn't decide on which medium to use. I thought I would use colored pencils to create a softer look to go with the tag on the left.
I used Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils. The colors used were:
Wrapper - PC947 and PC1082.
Frosting - PC992, PC995 and PC105.
The cherry/heart - PC1030 and PC925.
For the glimmer paste tag I used Copic markers. I love the bold colors you can get with them.
Wrapper - T7, BG78, BF75 and BG72.
Frosting - W5, W3, W1, W0 and 0.
Heart/cherry - R59, R37 and R32.
I fussy cut them both out with scissors and added some detail with white gel pen.
While the gel pen dried, I got back to creating the sentiment. Like I said at the beginning of the post, the sentiment is from the Love Grows Here set. I wanted the tag backgrounds to shine through so I thought printing the sentiments onto vellum would be perfect. And it was! I trimmed them down to thin strips and wrapped them around to the back of the tag. Then I used a strong adhesive to keep the strips in place on the back.
I cut out pieces of foam tape to add to the back of the cupcake. Even a tiny little piece for the cherry stem! Peeled of the backer pieces and added them to the tags. I searched through my ribbon stash and found ribbons to work with both of the tags. And that's all there is!
Here is a side-by-side comparison. Can you pick a favorite? I can't!
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