Months ago, when I asked what you would like to see on Simplicity, several people requested cards for children and dudes. Ack! These are the hardest for me to make, mainly because I lost touch with my inner child as a teenager, and although I live in a testosterone-filled home, I've never understood dudes. Even the little ones who make pew-pew-pew noises all day long and drive me crazy.
There, I said it.
But the troops need cards to send their children, too. My general philosophy for kid cards is to use lots of bright color, cute images, and something punchy, like bling.
So I tried using the Cupcake set from Hero Arts and ended up wondering why the heck I bought the set. The loose line art doesn't fit my style at all. Ultimately, I must admit that the pressure of seeing hundreds of cupcake cards at SCS a few years ago broke me down. Anyway, the largest cupcake in the set has the cleanest design, so I made a bunch of easy, colorful cards and had fun with frosting.
This first uses white liquid applique for the frosting. This stuff rocks. Squeeze it where you want it, let it dry, then heat gently with a heat gun. Poof!
The next cupcake has coconut icing, also known as polar Flower Soft. Yummy!
Now, I'm on the lookout for a kid birthday set that is really clean and simple. Hero Arts doesn't have any I want, so if you have suggestions, please let me know. I'm going to spend some time with my SU catalog today to see if there's something I've overlooked there. I've wanted Bitty Birthday for a while. What do you suggest?
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Palette noir
paper: gable green, orchid opulence, basic black, PTI white
accessories: Bic and Sharpie markers, Hero Arts rhinestones, liquid applique, Flower Soft, glue