Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Hero Arts Birthday Cake with Dimensional Frosting

by Jul 18, 2019Backgrounds, Birthday, Blog, Color Layering, Heat Embossing, Hero Arts, Paper Piecing3 comments

Hi there, friends! Did you know that September is the busiest birth month in the United States? Specifically, September 9th is the most popular day for singing that very first Happy Birthday tune (Time). Worldwide the busiest month varies year to year, but it generally falls within July, August or September. Given that, I’m a thinkin’ I best get crackin’ on a few birthday cards and tags!

Sometimes a tag is the perfect accompaniment to that special gift. Today, I’ve got two for you!

Create tags by first piecing together 3/8″ black and white stripes on a roughly 6″ x 6″ cardstock base panel of your color choice (I used Azalea). The width of the strips only needs to be as long as the base panel. Extra length is fine, no need to be overly precise here. Adhere strips in place with Precision Glue for a little wiggle room or dry tape adhesive.

Die cut both tags, at the same time, through the striped layer and base as they are adhered together. They die cut just fine through the Gemini brand machine I use. Some die cutting machines may need a shim in order to get through the extra layer of paper or piece strips onto an already cut tag, then flip to back to trim excess length of strips. 

Stamp Color Layering Birthday Cake in Rose Madder and Black Dye ink, and fussy cut. Adhere flat to card and pop up a white heat embossed sentiment. Attach twine.

TIP: The background of this project is a great scrap buster! Imagine all of the color combos!

Stamp the Color Layering Birthday Cake in Soft Vanilla for the cake itself and any very light shade of ink for the frosting. It will only be used as a guildline. I used Soft Yellow. Die cut and trim off candle flush. Then coat frosting with Crystal Clear Lacquer. Layer on White Puff Embossing powder while lacquer is wet and immediately heat with an embossing heat tool. The combo will puff and create a frosting like appearance.  Add a second layer of lacquer and embossing powder to outer edge of slice for additional dimension.

Poke candle, stamped in Rose Madder, Butter Bar and Soft Cantaloupe into still warm lacquer. Add a drop of glue midway up the back of the candle for security. Adhere slice over Paradise circle, pop on a white detail embossed sentiment and a music note.

I made this card, with many of the same products for the Hero Arts blog. You can find the details HERE.

Happy crafting and I’ll see you soon!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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SB223 Color Layering Birthday Cake...
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CM323 Color Layering Birthday Cake -...
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DI608 Color Layering Birthday Cake...
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DI621 Dancing Music Notes Confetti...
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DI197 Tag Infinity Dies (H) - Hero Arts
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Circle Infinity Dies
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SK103 Snow & Froth Technique Kit -...
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Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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PW121 White Puff - Hero Arts
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Embossing Tool
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White Detail Embossing Powder
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Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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AF207 Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink...
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AF169 Soft Yellow Shadow Ink - Hero Arts
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Soft Vanilla Shadow Ink
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Rose Madder Bold Ink
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Black Dye Ink Pad
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Hero Hues Azalea
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Hero Hues Paradise
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Hero Hues Pitch Black
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PS325 Hero Hues Dove white - Hero Arts
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Hero Hues Dove white Top Folded Cards
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Hero Hues Dove white Side Folded Cards
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Hero Hues Dove white Envelopes
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Precision Glue
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