Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Do you ever have  a crafting day where nothing seems to go right? At least for me it seems to happen when I'm in a hurry. Opps! I forgot about a birthday and needed to make a card. I had previously played with making backgrounds using shaving cream and re-inkers and decided to use one of those for my card. Luckily I had made several backgrounds as the first one didn't stamp right. I'll use gesso over it and do something else. Second time it stamped fine but I thought I would hurry up the drying process with my heat gun on the foil adhesive and it bubbled making ugly stars when I applied the foil. Being the salvage queen I am all was not lost.

I love how my background turned out. I used Azure Stazon to stamp using Paper Studio stamps. For the cupcake I stamped it again on tissue paper and cut out just the cupcake liner part. I colored it with a color pencil after I adhered it with a dot runner. Which added the dots. The top of the cupcake I used Radiant Neon Amplify. You apply it and then use a heat gun and it puffs up. I used glaze pens to color the candle and flame. I happened to have in my stash star gems which I bought many years ago at a dollar store. Luckily I had sizes and colors which worked. You can see a little bit of the glitter pen I used to trace around the stamped stars.originally.

What have been some of your crafting disasters? Please share in the comment section.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Sorry to hear about your crafting disaster. It turned out well nevertheless. I used to have puffed paste too but when I purged big time four years ago, I gave it to Good Will. Can't think of any crafting disaster at the moment but probably have a plethora of them.

    1. Thanks for your comment Beth. I think it would be unusual not to have at least one. My biggest disaster was the time I left embossing powder in the tray instead of putting it in the jar. I turned on my heat tool and powder went everywhere. My dogs started sneezing blowing more powder around.


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