Sunday, February 5, 2023

Birthday Cake!

 Happy Day, everyone. My prayers continue for all experiencing extreme winter weather. 
I'm currently working on projects for later scheduled posts, but here's a birthday card to share that I made about a week ago. I had my paints out and found a 90# water color paper that would go through my printer. So I printed up some digital images on my Laserjet and this Scribbles Designs Birthday Cake Slice image is the first one I colored. Then I needed to get a card in the mail for a girlfriend, so I fussy cut it out and made a Z-fold card to put it on. The orange circle was leftover from a previous project, so I pulled the Pebbles designer paper pack it came from and used some as my papers. I also used some yellow gold copy paper.
The card base was made from a legal sheet of white card stock, trimmed to 13.5 x 7 inches, then cut diagonally across the top, then scored and folded longways every 4.5 inches. I kept the diagonal cut-off to use as a guide for the designer paper. The Wild Rose Studio sentiment on front was stamped and heat-embossed, then circle punched. The Impression Obsession and Stamplorations sentiments inside the card were stamped on Spellbinders Label 17 die cuts. My stamping ink was Charming Pink Versafine Clair.
On the back panels, more of the papers and a stamped and circle-punched siggie.
I thought this angled shot was cool because you can see the glittery reddish-pink outer icing turn a lighter pink as the light hits it and reflects the glitter. I dotted the chocolate icing with the same glitter pen and also used a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. The cake and chocolate icing were water colored. The pink candles were colored with a Promarker but the flames were colored with the glitter pens. I shadow-outlined the image with a black Ebony pencil.
And final view.
Thanks for the visit today and Happy Weekend!



ahlers5 said...

Wow, what a great card. I love all the polka dots! I was planning on trying a z fold card today. I've never made one, but I saw onw I loved on P interest for the Christmas challenge.

Lynda said...

What a fun and vibrant 'Z' fold card - love the party-time effect. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Jackie Cornfield said...

A lovely happy card!
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Jackie GD

Donna Ellis said...

Yummy! Your cakes look fantastic with all the edibles on the insides! Those dancing poke-a-dots look full of party-life and happiness. I especially like how you used an orange circular frame, containing white "circles" atop the colorfully "circular background. Sweet card, Aimes!
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Melanie Hungerford said...

Love all the polka dots, that is such a great fold (and not too intimidating!). Wonderful birthday card, thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

I love the bright colours and fold. I should try it out. By the way, my blog is up

My name is Erika. said...

I like the shape of this card. And I love the celebration polka dots too. It makes a great birthday card, and it feels like a birthday card too. And I had to laugh at your comment about liking gators. It was just fun to see them (from the car) because we certainly don't have them here.And since we were in Florida, you have to see one, right? Gator wrestling- not for me. Grin! We've warmed up, thank goodness. Hope this week is going well. Hugs-Erika

Alyson Mayo said...

What a cool and colourful card - love the dots and the fun fold design!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Super design with great papers and colouring, and a fabulous vibrant happy card Aimes.
Faith x

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a festive birthday card! Loving the designer paper you used to keep it cheerful. I didn't know you could print on watercolor paper - might have to try that! Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
Debbie DT
Secrets To Stamping

Billie A said...

Awesome card design and fun papers. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Galz.

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, Thanks for sharing it with us at The Creative Crafters Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely card with more than one fold! thanks for joining our challenge.

Kampin' Karen said...

Definitely your card is making me want a piece of cake! Thank you for entering the Creative Creases Challenge.
Karen, DT

Rae said...

I love this card. The bright colors are perfect! Thank you for entering our Creative Creases challenge this round.

Gerda said...

What a verry pretty card!! Love the pretty papers you used !!!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too challenge!
Have a great day.