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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Likes Maracoons!

Hi, I am back today with a tutorial for the STAMPlorations Sugar Rush set. I really like those delicious looking macaroons...

I started by embossing the macaroons on white card stock using Versamark ink.

I colored them with Copics and I also stamped the top macaroon again on a little piece of scrap paper (no photo)

I chose patterned paper from my enormously big supplies (although I almost never use it...) and fussy cut and trimmed the side of the card stock along the macaroons.

I also added distress Stickles to the macaroons (you can see it better on the photo above on the right). I did not want any glitter here; the distress Stickles are much more subtle. I added the extra macaroon on foam tape and a chocolate colored string with tiny gold beads. Hmmm, still looks a bit bland.....and what do you do then? Well, I always add something - glitter, sequins or splatters...

I settled for splatters, so I had to remove the extra macaroon and made a mask for the others - did not want any splatters on them...

Now I am happy! Hope you liked this and have a great day!

Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:

Sugar Rush is the December 2014/January 2015 set in the STAMPlorations stamp club! We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) to every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to sign up, click here.

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for January. We'll pick a commenter to win a $10 gift certificate or her choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winner on February 1!


  1. Eine Karte mit Macarons ;))) ich liebe diese klitzekleinen Kalorienbomben und deine Karte ist wunderbar und kalorienlos!!!!
    Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

  2. Oh my, Cornelia, your card is pure, yummy, delicious fun! I must have been channeling you, because I tried out my macarons just yesterday, and practiced colouring with my new Chameleon pens. Your card is far more glamourous than mine, of course! Such a fun set Sugar Rush is - and the craving for sweets that ensues is fun, too *grin*

  3. This is fab and those splatters finish it off perfectly.

  4. Waiting for this set to drop into the mailbox. Love the bright coloured macaroons against the black and white. Hugz

  5. Cornella. this is so cute. I love the black strip with the writing and the stack of macaroons. Tell me how you make your splatters.

  6. I love this fun card, Cornelia! The splatters are just the right embellishment and I like the distress Stickles, too.

  7. What a great card! Love everything about it but now I feel like having another cookie! (Don't have any macaroons)

  8. Delicious card Cornelia! the macaroons look amazing!

  9. I love the dimension of macaroons over the scripted PP, and adding stickles give them life and love those perfect amount of splatters, really yummy creation!!!

  10. Love those yummy macaroons! The Stickles look like sugar on them and the splatters were the perfect finishing touch on this.

  11. Boah das sieht ja zum anbeißen aus *lol
    eine tolle Karte und wieder so farbenfroh
    LG hellerlittle

  12. Good enough to eat! The stickles are inspirational.

  13. I got this set specifically for the macarons. I love what you did with them--as a border and the stickles.

  14. Soooo pretty! Love the sparkle and colors :)

  15. Love those cute macaroons.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  16. Cute, yummy, delightful, very well done, sparkly, and just plain beautifully colored - these are all words or phrases that describe this awesome card!!! Love it and think it is amazing!!!

  17. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. I love the use of patterned paper on the side ( as I have some and never use it), and the macaroons look yummy. Card is great and I love it.

  19. Yes, the splatters were the perfect addition. Love the colors in the card and that you left the background subtle with just brown and white. Great card!

  20. This is a really eyecatching card Cornelia, I love it


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