Thursday, 22 August 2013

Home Sweet Home Frame

Very occasionally I like to step away from cards and decorate some frames. Usually I make them as gifts for other people, but thought I'd make one for myself for a change. I was inspired by the decorative cupcake cases that are fashionable at the moment, but as you can't keep cake...

For this box frame I have used Papermania Scrumptious patterned paper, Little Venice Cupcake Company cupcake wrappers, Gorjuss mini buttons, cotton wool, pink shimmer chalk, red velvet, silk leaf & plastic stem, Whispers ink and Glitz It white fine glitter. The font used is KG Strawberry Limeade.

To start I took the card aperture out of the box frame and covered it with striped paper, then stuck some cream card behind.  To make the cupcake I first printed and cut a template from white card, then separated the bottom and top. On the bottom I glued sprinkles patterned paper then cut the cupcake wrapper to size and wrapped it around for a 3D effect.  On the top I glued cotton wool to form the frosting.  I dusted this with pink shimmer chalk and white glitter.  For the cherry I cut a small circle of red velvet and made a hole for the stem, which I glued a silk leaf to, then wrapped it round cotton wool and sewed together.  I then glued this to the cupcake and glued the cupcake within the aperture. 
To finish I printed the sentiment onto pink paper and cut it into a banner shape, inking the edges with brown then glueing to the bottom of the aperture.  I threaded some cream cotton through mini buttons and glued these either side of the sentiment. 

I would like to enter this frame into the following challenges:





1 comment:

  1. Beautiful creation Nicola, you can't beat a cupcake!

    Thank you for sharing at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

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