Sparkle Cupcakes

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See How It's Done

Learn a fun technique with our inkpads in this tutorial from design team member Jo McKelvey! She uses her Harmony inkpads to create delicious cupcakes in beautiful springtime colours, with just a touch of sparkle to complete them.

About the Range

Spectrum Noir Inkpads are perfect for all of your stamping and colouring projects. Combine them with our Sparkle pens for fabulous results.

Try it yourself and be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest.


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Getting Started

Step 1:
Stamp and cut out your image.
Step 2:
Splodge desired Harmony inkpad colours onto your mat (turn the inkpads over and gently 'smoosh' down).


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Add the Sparkle

Step 3:
Using a Clear Sparkle pen, pick up the colour and colour your image.


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Step 4:
Repeat Step 3, using the colours of your choice, to complete the cupcakes.

Here the following colours have been used:
Honeypot
Pink Tulip
Oasis
Spring Meadow


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Create the background

Step 5:
Again splodge the colours on your glass mat.

Spritz with water and then press a piece of blank cardstock down onto it. Use your whole hand to ensure complete coverage (the cardstock is picking up the watercolour pattern.

Set aside and allow to dry.


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Step 6:
Using a Finesse Alcohol-proof inkpad, add ink to the stamp and randomly stamp over your background. Assemble your card as desired.

Try making one yourself today! Be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest!

Supplies

  • Harmony Inkpads: Spring Meadow, Pink Tulip, Honeypot, Oasis
  • Finesse Alcohol-proof Inkpads: Noir Black
  • cardstock
  • stamps & sentiments of your choice
  • spray or spritz bottle with clean water
  • glass or craft mat