Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hi folks!

Ian, here, from A Newbie Crafter.  Today I have a cute little Happy Birthday card I will be sending to my Aunt.  When I saw the new cupcake on the Artiste cartridge, along with the banner, I knew I had to use them together.

I cut the cupcake and banner at the appropriate size as mentioned on the stamp set sheet on white cardstock.  I then inked the stamps and was able to position them just right.

I used a base of white cardstock cut at 4.25"x11", scored and folded at 5.5".  I took some extra Dotty For You paper I had laying around and used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the bottom.  After that, I took ribbon and did the cheater method of taping it on the back, just to add a splash of color.  I adhered the cupcake to the paper and then added Stickles to the sprinkles on top to give it some dimension.

For the banner, I used some pop dots to give it some more dimension.  Once I adhered that, I had a finished card!

A couple things that went wrong with this card, as I think it's important to point out what didn't go right.  Check your Stickles.  I had not used the True Blue Stickles yet.  I store them upside down as you should so that the air bubbles are limited.  When I turned the bottle over, clear liquid leaked out?  This caused the ink to bleed on the cupcake.  I tried to cover it with Stickles, but I know it's there...I just hope my Aunt doesn't notice it.

From there, I was in struggle city, something hit the Stickles dots I had already placed so they smeared a bit.  UGH!  Breathe, Ian, breathe!

When I went to apply the ATG to the back it wasn't on a solid surface, so the cardstock bent.  At one point I almsot started over.

But...I was actually pleased with how the final product turned out.  I'll get that out in the mail tomorrow.  Good stuff!

Thanks for taking a look!

Craft on,


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great card! Your aunt is going to love it.
Thanks for sharing today.

Creative M said...

What a Super Cute Card!!Yummy Too!!
your Aunt will love it!I do!TFS

Nicole said...

This is a great card!! Thank you for sharing!