Hello everyone! It's Monday and that means it is Bitten By The Bug 2 day. We have had some changes at BBTB2 this month and the changes continue today. I am so very pleased to announce that we have a new Design Team member, Melanie Brown from Courtney Lane Designs and Everyday Cricut. We are thrilled to have Melanie on our design team and hope you will help us make her feel welcome.
Our BBTB2 challenge this week was selected by my sweet and talented design team sister, Stephanie. Stephanie's family has a number of February birthdays and asked that we help her celebrate by using a Cricut Cupcake or Cake cut and the February birthstone color of Amethyst, which is a pretty purple stone. I decided to create a purple cupcake.
I used the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge to create my cupcake. I welded two of the cupcake solid cuts together in the "frosting" area to create my bottom opening base card, and cut the card in lavender cardstock. I then used solid purple cardstock to cut the frosting cut and a pretty print Close To My Heart cardstock to cut the cupcake wrapper. I used my scoreboard and and scored the cupcake wrapper lines - I liked this look better than an embossing folder. I then used CTMH ink pigment ink and inked the scored lines.
I used one of the Hollywood stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Lana. I stamped Lana on CTMH smooth cardstock then used Cricut Artiste to cut out the stamped image shape and the shadow cut. I colored the stamp with Copic and CTMH alcohol markers in shades of purple and a touch of glitter pen.
I used CTMH Chatter - Birthday stamps to stamp the tag on the front of the card and to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment inside the card. I added swirl pearls and gems to the frosting and CTMH Colonial White Rosette Ribbon trim to the bottom of the frosting and the cupcake wrapper. I used pop dots to attach the sentiment and Lana's image to the front of the card.
We would love it if you would join us in this week's Amethyst Cupcake or Cake challenge. You need to create a new project and add it your blog and the Mr. Linky on this week's post at BBTB2. One entry will receive the BBTB2 Project of the Week button for their blog. For more information read the BBTB2 rules on BBTB2's sidebar.
I used several Close To My Heart products on this week's BBTB2 card. For more information on CTMH products visit my on-line store or you can use the link in the upper right of my blog and have a catalog shipped to you.
I used the following products today - click the name to be taken to the product.
Thanks for stopping by and viewing my amethyst cupcake. I will be back again tomorrow with a new project to share.