Today I have a birthday card I would like to share with you. It is based on an inspiration photo for the Birthday Sundaes challenge this week. I don't usually make cards in this fashion. I typically either use a sketch or just make whatever my imagination leads me to. So this was a bit of a challenge, but a thoroughly enjoyable one. Anyway, on to the card . . .
This card features 3 files from the super talented Shelly of Shelly's Art (I will list the specific files below). For the background, I used my Scallops & Lines embossing folder from Sizzix. The folder is an A2 size and my card is 5x7 so I wasn't able to emboss the entire background. But I really like how it looks just partially embossed. I inked over the raised image with a French Blue inkpad. The two blue cupcakes are embossed with the D'vine Swirls folder and I used the French Blue ink on them as well. The brown cupcake is embossed with the Mesh folder and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added a blue rhinestone to the tag. There is also lots of pen stitching added to the card. The Make a Wish sentiment is cut from vinyl. The rest of the sentiments are from K Andrew's Food for Thought stamp set. What other sentiments you ask? Take a look at the second photo. The cupcakes all pull out of their wrappers and have sentiments stamped on them. The cupcake file was originally intended as a card where the wrapper acted as the envelope. It works great that way as well, but I also love reducing it in size and using it as a card embellishment.
Here is the card with the cupcakes pulled out of their wrappers.
Cutter Files Used (all from Shelly's Art):
Cupcake Card (SS00029)
Pennant Border Set (SS00227)
Tags Galore (SS00115)
Other Supplies Used:
Assorted paper from my stash
Embossing folders (Scallops & Lines, D'vine Swirls, Mesh)
Ink Pads (French Blue, Vintage Photo Distress)
White Gelly Roll Pen
Sentiment Stamps (K Andrew's Food for Thought Stamp Set - you can find all of Kristal's stamp sets HERE)
I am entering this card for Challenge #19 (Inspiration Photo) over at Birthday Sundaes.
Thanks for stopping by!