The stamp set being featured this week at What Will You Stamp? is Piece of Cake. I’m happy to report that the coordinating Cake Builder Punch is back in stock, and being shipped to those who had it on back order.
Happily, I received mine yesterday, and made this masculine birthday card in a jiffy.
First, I chose the colors: Balmy Blue, Soft Suede, and Pineapple Punch, figuring those could be guy colors. Then, I needed to decide the color of the cake, and I chose Crumb Cake. After laughing about the aptly named color, I stamped the cake in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock, and punched it out with my brand new punch. The frosting was colored with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend, which looks like chocolate frosting. Right?
TIP: Use tiny dots with the point of the brush end on the frosting, so it doesn’t bleed over the lines.
Next, I stamped the cake stand in Balmy Blue ink, which would match the Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper layer. Before gluing the Gala Gingham DSP to the Thick Whisper White card base, I embossed it with the Oh My Stars embossing folder to give it some birthday pizzazz.
The cake’s Thick Whisper White background was cut with a Rectangle Stitched die, which I placed on dimensionals in the center of the Gingham. Then, I stamped the candles in Pineapple Punch ink, and positioned the cake and its stand on dimensionals.
The stamp set has some great sentiments, and I chose, “Cake is the answer….” for the front, and “who cares what the questions is!” for the inside. I often leave the inside blank, but had to include this humorous line. This card will be great for a Jeopardy follower, (hee hee).
The Classic Label Punch was used for both, and I added “Happy Birthday” in Balmy Blue ink.
Are you wondering about the nice, Soft Suede, border? It was made with a stamp in the Swirly Frames stamp set.
The last detail was adding a piece of Pineapple Punch DSP to the envelope flap. It’s from the In Colors 6X6 Designer Series Paper. Doesn’t it mimic the candles?
This little cake is the cutest; it almost satisfies my sweet tooth! Thanks for stopping by! You’ll find my supplies in my Product List below, and I appreciate you shopping with me.
P.S. My husband loves this card, so it passes the “masculine” test. And, guess what……he’s a whiz at Jeopardy!