Hi! I’m Peg Rounds and am so happy to be a guest blogger for USArtQuest today. I was thrilled when I was asked to blog for all of you. I love USArtQuest and their products. I thought today would be a good day to have a party since I am getting to share my love of the products and it’s also my birthday. What’s a party without an invitation to it, right? I created this invitation to invite you to join the fun! This ,also, makes a great birthday card for the birthday girl or boy.
Then, I chose to paint the cupcake wrappers and the cherry using the Metallic Micacolor Watercolors. I just love the rich colors of these paints and the shimmer they add to any project.
Once they had dried, I cut each cupcake out with a craft knife and then using a paint brush added Perfect Paper Adhesive in the Gloss over the frosted area of the cupcake.
This is where it really gets fun! While the adhesive was still wet I poured some of the Prill Spills over the wet adhesive. I allowed it dry and then lightly tapped the paper to remove the lose prills. The cupcake was now decorated with my version of sprinkles! How fun is that?
It was now time to create the base for the invitation. I used one of my favorite dies to die cut a piece of white card stock. I, then, used the paint brush again to add a small line of Perfect Paper Adhesive around the curve of each section and poured some prills over each area. I found it easier to work in small sections at a time adding the adhesive and then the prills. When I had all of the areas completed, I tapped off the excess prills and put them back into the jar to use later. I laid the paper aside to dry while I finished the rest of the card base.
For this step, I cut a piece of card stock that was a little wider than the die I used in the step above and folded it in half. I lined the die up so that the card stock was a little lower than the top of the die which would leave the fold that is needed for the card and ran it all through my die cut machine. Once that was complete, I adhered the cupcakes to the white card front and then it to the card base using PPA making sure to line up the curves on the edges with each other.