Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Birthday Cake Cheers

It's only been three days, yet it feels like I haven't crafted in weeks!

I just bought a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, so I knew I wanted to use it on a card. This weeks' Mojo Monday sketch #71 was the perfect opportunity. I combined it with this week's Color Throwdown combination #27, which is Real Red, Basic Black, and Brocade Blue.
The only Brocade Blue I have is the grosgrain ribbon (I have almost no supplies in the Rich Regals family - just Taken with Teal and So Saffron!), so I cheated and used the Bashful Blue side of the Summer Picnic DSP.

The frilly border from Smells Like Cake reminds me of a lace curtain, so I imagined the main image as a window display at a cake store. I briefly thought about covering it with a sheet of transparent paper, but didn't think it would work.

I added lots of Stickles (on the cakes and the frilly border), some Crystal Effects (on the cake toppers), and coloured the top of each cake with my white Glaze pen from Sakura. Both are hard to see in the photo. And there's the butterfly, fluttering by the store window ;)

Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (SU), Smells Like Cake (The Cats Pajamas)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black cardstock, Summer Picnic DSP (SU)
Ink: Real Red (SU), Noir Black (Palette)
Accessories: Black journalling marker, Pure Color pencils, Crystal Effects, Blue Brocade grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" square punch (SU), 1 1/2" scalloped square punch (EK Success), Stickles (Ranger), rhinestones (Hero Arts), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), white Glaze pen (Sakura), pencil crayons (Media)


Bev said...

Fabulous card - love the colours
hugs Bev x

Chelle said...

cute! Love those cakes... i've gotta check out the TCP site, methinks.

LeAnne said...

How cute! Love that cake image--makes me want to not go to my Weight Watchers meeting today!!!LOL!
Thanks for playing along with us, come back again soon!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Oh, I like it! I don't have the "real" colors either - lol - great job! Thanks for playing!

dpkennedy said...

This is great! Yikes, if it's cheating not using the SU colors then I am the number one offender! Just kidding, your combo is perfect! Thanks for playing!

Barbara said...

You finessed it just fine--no color police here, LOL! Great card--love those cakes--makes me want to go eat some sugar, LOL!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you next week!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is such a fun and happy card! Love it!! Thanks for playing with us!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Super cute card, and one of my favorite TCP stamp sets! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Corie said...

This is just so beautiful.

Allison said... the TCP stamp you chose!

care_bear said...

Beautiful that paper!!
When are we getting together????