Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shrinky Cupcake Decorations

First, I just want to say THANK YOU to my wonderful husband for putting up the shelves in my craft room!

I promised one more idea (for now)for shrinkies and here it is. I pretty much followed the same procedure from the Shrinking Ian tutorial with a couple major exceptions for safety reasons.
1. I replaced the stazon ink with Stampin up's water based ink.
2. I didn't put the varnish coat on top.
3. I used bakers edible glitter on the fairy.
The shrink plastic says it is non-toxic so I am taking them at their word on this. Though, I probably wouldn't allow the kiddies to chew on these. I figure they can't be any worse than the ones made in china that are found on your local bakery cupcakes. I did lick them to check it out and I'm still alive:). Also, I learned a lesson about shrink plastic quality. I ran out of my Darcie's shrink and used another brand. I was not able to get the nice shading with the blending pencil that I did with Darcie's so I definitely recommend ordering some if you want high quality work.

For the images that were too intricate to cut the shape I just made a shape around them and decorated the edges ( I can't ever leave naked edges) and added a little stem at the bottom for inserting into the cupcake.

Here are a couple stamps I used along with the shrunken results.

Stamps - SU - vertical greetings
The Greetin Farm -Fairy chloe
Stampingbella - Lulu ketto
Whipper snapper - floppy bunny


Busym1 said...

Cute! Love them!

stampqueen said...

What a great idea to use shrinkies for the cupcake decorations!!!! LOVE it!!!

Ellie said...

What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Cindy said...

What a great idea!! They are adorable!!
I wish I had creative thoughts like that!!!

Jackie said...

These are gorgeous and the cupcakes look so yummy! tfs!!!

Wendy said...

Adorable! I love the "Happy Birthday" bookmark! I never would have thought to use that for a cupcake topper! It's great! TFS!!

Martha said...

what a fab. idea!
love it.

eggette said...

These are fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh these are magic - TFS

Emily said...

These are way too fun! Mind if I become a follower???

Mrsqueenvee/mrs-flopsybunny said...

Fantastic idea. How fun! Time consuming if u need 50 but great idea!!!!