Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.
I have been on this incredible birthday card kick. Usually by now, I have Halloween cards well underway and have completed at least a couple Christmas sketches. But not this year. Looks like this year I'm behind the game - again. I know we always feel like we're behind, when really we're always living a season a head of everyone else.
I'm living in Canada in the longest and hottest heat wave (with weather warnings and everything) and here I am trying to justify not starting my fall and even my holiday cards?! No wonder by the time the day actually rolls around that I'm all holidayed out. Anyway, this year I'm still in full on birthday mode. So the holidays are going to have to wait just a touch longer.
I started by stamping the cake from Lawn Fawn's "Year Three" stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. I wanted to create the look of my own patterned paper, so I stamped the cake randomly, then I filled in the emptier spaces with the little candle image.
I also stamped the bear from the "Party Animal" set on a scrap piece. I coloured all the images in with Copic markers. And I fussy cut the bear out. I had to do a bit of masking before colouring him because I wanted him to be wearing a hat and holding a fork.
I trimmed the cake piece down to about 2 inches wide, then I covered the icing parts with Glossy Accents by Ranger and dunked it into Ranger's Clear Rock Candy glitter. Once that was completely dry I adhered it to the left portion of the card about 1/2" away from the fold. I then used foam tape to pop up my hungry little bear and placed him down.
I used the "Let's Party" greeting from the "Party Animal" set in the same Memento ink.
The sentiment on the inside says "Eat all the cake!" and it didn't even occur to me until editing that I should maybe take a picture of that. Sorry!!
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This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge