Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Colorful Birthday Card

The standard A2 card base is a grey from Papertrey Ink.

For the colorful layer I started with a plain white piece of cardstock cut to 4 by 5 and 1/4.  I sponged sections of color using the Stampin' Up inks Pixie Pink, Lavender Lace, and Tempting Turquoise.  After all the colors were applied I used the Tweed Pattern stamp from Hero Arts and some Memento Tuxedo black ink to finish the effect.  

I used the Spellbinders Labels 1 set to cut a shape to rest my cupcake on.  The shape is on one layer of thin foam tape, and the cupcake is on another layer.  The cupcake is from the Hero Arts set Cupcakes.  I colored it with Copics and added some Cotton Candy Stickles to the frosting.  That color of Stickles isn't super sparkly like most of the colors are,  it kind of reminds me of a dusting of sugar - very cool for food :)

I hand cut a little banner for the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts Cupcake set.  I stamped it in Versa Mark and embossed it with some Zing powder in Grapefruit.  The button was from Papertrey ink and the twine was black and white, but hand died to have purple mixed with the black (friends and I made various colors for a swap.)  The banner is on a layer of pop dots.

I think this card would be great for a teenage girl, or even a younger girl may enjoy the bright colors.

Thanks for visiting friends!



Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the colors!! I can't believe you started with a piece of white paper!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Linda Kaiser said...

Love your card!!!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Amber, fabulous card, love the cupcake, it looks yummy, gorgeous bright colours. Hope you're keeping better health and looking after yourself, Hugs Kate x

Norma said...

Super cute card and great choice of colors, I love the glitter on the cupcake and that DSP:)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very nice

jessica said...

what a great birthday card Amber! Love the fun background!

Pat N. said...

Wow, your card looks great, and you made your own patterned paper. Impressive!

Missy said...

This is terrific Amber, the inking you used created such a pretty look!!

Angi Barrs said...

Sweet! Love this design!

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome background~super cute card!
Sherrie K