The Daring Cardmakers DT have all been hunting for treasure on the shelves of our local "pound" shops they'd be dollar stores if you're in the US etc or presumably there's a Euro equivalent!
It was all in aid of today's dare from Samm dare - it's her first time in the dare-setter's chair so she's had time to come up with something devious like this!
Anyway, once home with our new bargains we had to use them to make our cards.
Now some people always seem to find fab stuff in their local cheapo shops, but I never seem to do that. I scan and scour the shelves to no avail - and these days it seems nearly every shop that opens is one of these stores so there are a few to choose from.
I spotted some tiny sprinkles shape thingies in the "nail art" section and immediately thought they might work for a cupcake card - plus it would give me the chance to use some gorgeous new papers that I bought recently and hadn't dipped into yet. I don't think this one could actually be any more different from last week's Steampunk one!
It's a DL card and the cupcakes are a good size to work with ie. not too fiddly! I've cut the cupcakes on the Craft Robo, there are three basic layers, the lowest is the the patterned paper, then the Bazzill "cake" colour and then the paper "icing" - I love working in layers like this as you get a great dimensional effect. I cut enough cherry shapes in red Bazzill to make each cherry three layers - topped with some Glossy Accents and you get lots of lovely dimension and glossiness!
White DL card blank,
All papers, both plain and patterned from the "Springtime" collection by Echo Park (Craftz Boutique)
Cupcake template made using digi image from Craft the Year Away (Funky Hand)
Ruffled and twisted Seam Binding (Creative Treasures),
teeny-tiny "sprinkles" from Nail Art section of Poundland
Bazzill card (lemon, chocolate, coffee), MS border punch,
White pen for highlights, Glossy Accents
Click HERE to visit the Daring Blog and see more Poundshop treasures, and please have a go yourself, we'd love to see what bargains you find in your local cheapie shops!
Here's another card I made using two sizes of the same Funky Hand digi-image
Lilac gingham and watercolour stripy papers from Funky Hand's "Craft the Year Away".
Ready-coloured versions of the cupcake image also from Funky Hand's "Craft the Year Away".
Lilac Stickles layer for icing on large version
Nesties Large Scalloped Circles die, MS border punch, pink ribbon, red button, silver thread from stash
Instructions on how I make the "danglies" are on the Get Funky! challenge blog
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