Thursday, September 27, 2012
I'm being featured on Cricut Is Close To My Heart today and wanted to share my project. 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!