Cupcake Challenge – Stripes

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Good Morning I hope you are all well and making cards! It is time for a new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and the theme for the next two weeks is STRIPES. There are many ways to add stripes to your cards. Today I chose to add stripes with a die-cut cover plate from Pinkfresh Studio and I have a tip for you that will save time when doing the inlaid die-cutting technique. So, let’s get started.

card supplies

  • Pinkfresh Studio Keep Going Stamp & Dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Fancy Die Cover Plate
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb card stock
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Die-Cutting Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Shimmer Pen
  • Crafty Meraki Sparkle Magic Gems
  • Circle Die

Card details

  • Cut, score, and fold an A2 top-folding card base.
  • Cut another panel of white card stock to 4.25 x 5.5″.
  • Using the Fancy Stripes Die run the panel through your die-cutting machine.

This is a TIME SAVER. Turn the die-cutting plate over, and lay a piece of Press’n Seal over the back. Press your die-cut stripes into this. Remove the frame leaving the stripes stuck to the Press’n Seal. Now choose what colors you want the stripes. I chose four different shades of blue. Color your stripes. Many people cut multiple colored pieces from the cover plate. By coloring your own stripes you save on colored card stock and save an enormous amount of time. PLUS, I don’t know about you but I don’t have every color of card stock. By using alcohol markers or inks I have just increased my color options.

  • Glue the frame to your card base.
  • Glue your stripes into place using liquid glue. You could also die-cut this panel with double-sided adhesive. This would make this step a bit quicker. I find double-sided adhesive a bit expensive so I use liquid glue.
  • Now stamp your image and sentiments. I used LDRS Creative Hybrid Dark Wash Jean Ink for the sentiment and Raven Hybrid Ink for the floral image. I used clear embossing powder and heat embossed both sentiments.
  • Die-cut the hope sentiment with a banner die. Mine came from Gina K Design’s Master Layout 3 set. If you haven’t seen her master layout dies I suggest you do. I literally use one of the dies on nearly every project I do. I LOVE them.
  • I used a circle die for the small sentiment. The set I use is from Hero Arts and has every size circle you will ever need. I also used another of the circle dies to cut the navy card stock behind the floral image.
  • I then used a swiss dot embossing folder just for added texture.
  • Color your floral image with whatever medium you prefer.
  • I added a shimmer pen to the flower after coloring.
  • The navy circle was glued directly to the die-cut panel.
  • Foam tape was added to the sentiments and floral image.
  • I added a few Sparkle Magic gems fro Crafty Meraki for a bit of bling.

I really hope you enjoyed this card and the tip to make inlaid die-cutting easier. This tip has been around for quite some time but with all the new card makers out there it is nice to share again. As always, thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate all of you! I would love for you to subscribe to my blog below and follow me from the social media links above. Have a fabulous day and I can’t wait to see your creations!


2 thoughts on “Cupcake Challenge – Stripes”

  1. Wonderful card, the blue pops, and the sentiment are so wonderful I love flowers so this is so pretty way to go teammate! Cheers, Leanne

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