Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sparkly Pink Paper Pieced Birthday card

A very long name for a card! I am entering it in four challenges: Mod Squad Challenge - Pretty Pieces; Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - In the family; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Sparkle and Hiding in my Craft Room - Keep it Simple Sweetie.

I started by stamping the cake image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It is from a set called Bake a Cake by Jennifer Ellory. The two layers are paper pieced with some patterned paper from Provo Craft Celebrations paper pad. I stamped the candles with Stampabilities Cotton Candy ink and stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black. I cut and embossed the sentiment with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die from the Labels and Tags set. While the paper was still in the die I sponged on some Cotton Candy ink, took it out of the die and gently sponged some more on the edges.

For the background I used a piece of a Wilton Fondant Imprint Mat, which is usually used for cakes you eat! I cut a piece off of the big sheet and inked it up with the Cotton Candy ink and laid a piece of pink cardstock on top and pressed down lightly. It gave a nice tone on tone effect.

I coloured in the striped part on the cake with a Spectrum Noir BP2 marker and used the same marker to colour a piece of ribbon. Then I added some glue to the ribbon and sprinkled on some Glitter Ritz Warm Highlights glitter. I attached the sentiment with a couple of sparkly brads over the ribbon.

I layered the background with some black cardstock and popped up the cake with some foam tape. For some extra sparkle on the candle flames I added a bit of Diamond Stickles.

For the In the Family challenge my family is the Pink family! I am not sure if it is simple enough for the Keep it Simple challenge but it isn't too fancy either!


  1. Such a great fun filled card! Thank you so much for sharing this and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  2. Very sweet card, the cake looks yummy. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  3. That is one yummy card! Love the image and all the pink!

    Thanks for joining in with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

    ps, please consider turning off verification - we have TONS of blogs to visit each week so it would be a HUGE help! Thanks so much xxx

  4. What a fun background, and great job on the paper piecing! Thanks for playing in the Mod Squad challenge this week!

  5. Very cute and cheerful. Cake looks absolutely yummy :-)
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena – DT
    Lena’s Creations


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