Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Birthday

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog is having their (now) monthly Stella Says Sketch Challenge #511. I am in need of birthday cards, and so created this one using Bugaboo's "Birthday Cake Tag" digital image.

I opened the tag image in Photoshop, and sized it to fit on a design I created on another A2-sized canvas I created in Photoshop, following the sketch. I printed just the image onto a piece of white cardstock. After coloring the cake & confetti with my Prismacolor colored pencils, I used my scissors to cut off the scalloped border. (I wanted a border that wasn't black.) I inked around the perimeter with Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I die cut a scalloped circle from more white cardstock with a We R Memory Keepers "Nesting Scallops" die, and inked it with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. When the ink had dried, I glued my focal image to that.

For the patterned paper strips, I used one pattern from Pebbles' "Garden Party" 6x6" paper pad, and another from Basic Grey's "Hey Girl" 6x6" pad. I cut them to 1.25x5", inked the edges with Worn Lipstick, and adhered them to an A2-sized piece of yellow shimmer cardstock. I also cut a strip of pink cardstock, and used the Martha Stewart "Daisy" border punch to create a strip of "lace." I adhered the punched strip to my pink strip, and inked the top & sides with Worn Lipstick. I adhered that in place, and glued my focal image on top. To balance out the design, I added 3 black brads to the left of the pink strip. Finally, I adhered my card front to a white A2 card base.

I'm also entering this card in Catch the Bug's "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Your colors are so pretty! Almost pastel mixed with spring. Just lovely! Thanks for using a Bugaboo Stamp and for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  2. Thanks for sharing your delightful creation in our "Anything Goes' challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog this week - good luck in the draw.
    Please join us again soon.
    Bugaboo DT


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