This cheerful little birthday card was made with a Stampin' Up set called Endless Birthday Wishes. I liked the cute little cake as soon as I saw it. The set has a lot of great sentiments to go along with it, too.
I used all of the different sentiments to make my own decorative paper for the background. I chose ink colors that matched the plaid layer that I put behind it. The plaid is from a paper pack from My Favorite Things called Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright . When I was finished stamping the words I didn't think it was festive enough so I inked up one dot of the dots stamp and used it to stamp dots randomly among the words. I added some clear Stickles dots, too!
I like interactive cards so I hid a little flip up message on the front of the card under the birthday cake!
I used the MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Circle STAX to make the flip up. I folded a piece of pink card stock and placed the die so about an inch of the fold was inside the cutting edge of the die and wouldn't be cut. Then I cut another complete pink circle to lay on top. Two white circles for inside and top finished it off.
I stamped the cake on one of the circles and then I masked off the cake and stand and added some color to the background using my Clarity brushes. I added some darker ink with a short bristled brush to suggest a table. Next I colored the cake with Copic markers. To make the cake really special I added some white liquid appliqué for the frosting, put it on a cake stand stamped onto silver mirror card stock and added some glitter to the top of the candles. Here are a couple of close-up pictures...
Here is a photo of the inside of the card...
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