I would like to say the failure of this card resides in total, utter, and shear laziness. My laziness. I should have taken more time with the card. But, this is what I learned in making of this card.
The background of the card was done in Corel Draw. It is just a rectangle with a fill image I found searching for “cupcake.” It was printed on photo paper. Everything else done with Silhouette Studio and the Curio Cutting Machine.
The “Happy Birthday” part was designed in the Silhouette Studio. I was able to place the text in the design, then I drew a copy of rectangles. I used the Curio to cut the rectangles from cardstock and the Curio Sketch pens to write-out “Happy Birthday!” I do like the sketch pens and I am impressed with their colors.
What I should have done for the “Happy Birthday” banner was to either have the Curio cut each letter or created a different type of banner. Maybe one that outlined the “Happy Birthday!” Why didn’t I? At that time, I didn’t want to have to glue each letter onto the card.
The cupcake turned out nice. However, this was an image I got from Silhouette for free. It should had some sparkles.
The inside part. Again laziness.
The text was another image from Silhouette. I failed in putting the image on paper and creating the border. I probably could have done a better job in cutting out the text by hand. The text should have been printed directly on the card using the sketch pens. And, if I would have added a few cupcakes to the inside of the card it would have been a nice touch.
After I glued everything onto the card, the card warped. The card is now in the garbage can where it belongs. Don’t use photo paper for the base of card. I am now working on another card. No laziness allowed.
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I think I would try sketching sprinkles and gluing glitter to them. Maybe pop dots behind the cupcake to make it stand off the card a bit. And you could cheat a bit with the banner and use a cursive font welded together, that way you don’t have individual letters to glue down.
I’ve had laziness murder a few of my crafts too. But, I learned valuable lessons from it. Like why you should never try to peel up vinyl and stick it to something by hand, especially not when it’s permanent vinyl. Transfer paper. Seriously.