Saturday, January 3, 2009

Birthday Card

Well, it is time to start posting something other than holiday cards. Does anyone else go though holiday card overload? I thought I would instead post a card I made for my friend Melinda's birthday.

To make this card, I stamped a Hero Arts cupcake onto white cardstock using black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers. I don't seem to be physically capable of making a cupcake card without liquid applique, and this card was no exception. I layered the applique onto the card and then heated it from underneath with a heat gun. If you let the applique completely dry (say overnight) before you heat it, your applique will puff up perfectly smooth. I wanted an uneven frosting look, so I heated it right away. To finish the card, I added some paper by Basic Grey and some white pearls as an accent.

Do you ever finish a card and then wish you did something different? I really wish that my black layering circle was smaller. However, I don't have a punch as small as I would have liked. Is it possible that I need to go shopping? :)


A Stroke Above said...

I like your blog. Can't believe I am your first follower. Check out my blog, but it's not a card design blog, but a service blog. I do make cards and love rubberstamping. Thanks for sharing. Linda Crowder Ferris TX

GiftsByHeidi said...

So cute! The puffiness on the cupcake does look like frosting. I think the black circle around the image is fine, you're too hard on yourself!

Anonymous said...

Isn't patterned paper wonderful?!? I really like this card. Each element is very effective! Q