Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday

In honor of their 5th birthday at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge blog, their theme is "Happy Birthday." I took my inspiration for this card's design from this one that Kristina Werner had done on her blog:

For mine, I used the cupcake from "Turn 29" by Technique Tuesday. I stamped it repeatedly in various colors of inks by Ranger, Stampabilities, and Memento to create the background.

I used a Fiskars border punch to punch the top of the greeting panel. I backed that with a strip of patterned paper from the "Take Note" 6x6" paper pad by Doodlebug Designs, and fussy-cut the paper around the scalloped edge from the punch. I stamped the greeting from "Grand Greetings" by Lawn Fawn on the panel in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with Recollections "Snow" embossing powder. (I masked off parts of the stamp when I inked it, so I could stamp the greeting on 2 lines, since the stamp was longer than the width of the panel.) I stamped the cupcake again in Memento "Grape Jelly" dye ink on white cardstock, fussy-cut around it, and glued it to the greeting panel. Then I adhered the whole panel to the stamped background.

I matted the stamped panel onto a piece of pink cardstock. For the outer mat, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.25x5.5", and inked around the sides with the same yellow ink I'd used to stamp one of the rows of cupcakes. I adhered the matted stamped panel to that, and mounted the whole front to a standard A2 card base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Monday "The One with Lots of Rules"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Happy Birthday"


  1. Another fantastic card! I love how you repeated the cupcake pattern, but did it in all different colors so that it brings the whole background to life. I also really like the attention to detail with the scalloped present edge of the black mat. Beautiful and I enjoy seeing your creations on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  2. Love the multi coloured cupcakes, fabulous card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.




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