Birthday cake is the center of attraction on this birthday card. It’s from the Stampin’ Up! bundle, Blow Out the Candles. “Bundle” means the stamps come with dies for cutting, which is a real time saver in my crafting world.
I was in the mood for chocolate cake, so I made the cake with Crumb Cake ink and frosted it with Soft Suede ink. The outline and candles are Lemon Lime twist ink. I used the Stamparatus for perfect placement of these “two-step” stamps. I could have stamped the Crumb Cake ink a second time, but don’t you like this mottled look for cake?
Layering Circles dies were used to surround the cake. The circle the cake is resting on was stamped in Pool Party ink with a Swirly Frames stamp.
This circle idea was inspired by the challenge at Paper Players. You can see, I used the rectangles in the layout as well.
The pretty, dotted paper is from the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. The Whisper White rectangle is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. Everything is layered on Pool Party cardstock, for a nice border.
“Eat cake and enjoy your day ” is from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set. It was stamped in Basic Black ink and hand cut, before gluing the words vertically.
“Happy Birthday” on the inside is also from the Blow Out the Candles stamp set. I stamped it in Pool Party ink, and found a piece of coordinating designer Series Paper to decorate the envelope flap.
Thank you Paper Players team for the inspiration with your classic card design. Now, let’s go eat some cake!