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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

Hi,
This post is about the birthday card I made for 3 different challenges:

1) Celebrate the Occasion: #52 Birthday Bling Challenge -- In order to help build up your birthday card stash the challenge this week was to create a birthday card and you must use bling.
2) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: #100 Color Challenge -- This challenge is all about color specifically the colors that make up the FCCB blog (purple, turquoise, and green).
3) Cardz TV: #103 You Take The Cake Challenge -- This challenge is for a birthday card with a cake or cupcake.

Okay now that that is out of the way on to my card.  I used a cartridge I just received, Sweet Treats.  I chose the cake on page 40 as my main image. 


Since I cut a bigger cake I decided to use a square card base (5.5 x 5.5").  I orginally hadn't cut a shadow but decided it needed something to help make the cake stand out.  The cake was cut at 5" and the shadow at 4.8".  I didn't want the shadow to be as large as it would have been if I would have cut it at 5".  I embossed the blue layer with the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder.  The jewels I used are actually light purple so they matched the purple cardstock.  I used Studio G glitter glue in yellow to decorate the flame and Glossy Accents over the Happy Birthday cut.  I also added the green brads that I got from Hobby Lobby.


Here's a close up of the words and the jewels.  This is a bright, fun card.  I really loved how it turned out.

Recipe:
White Cardstock Base: 5.5 x 5.5"
Green Cardstock Layer: 5.25 x 5.25"
Blue Cardstock Layer: 5.25 x 2.5" (embossed with D'vine Swirls)
Purple Cardstock Layer: 5.25 x 1"
Cake: 5" (page 40 in Sweet Treats cartridge)
Cake Shadow: 4.8" (page 40 in Sweet Treats cartridge)
Studio G glitter glue, Glossy Accents, Light purple jewels

Have a Magical Day!!

Jessica

9 comments:

Tammy said...

Looks very delicious. Great job on the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at the FCCB.

Adrian said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

girlia said...

So cute. Love that sweet little cake. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such great shine, love the fun colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Birthday (must use bling)" challenge :)

ScrappyRae10 said...

Love the colors!! Thanks for playing along at CTO!!! www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Cute card, thanks for joining CCC!

Scrapper69 said...

What a BIG Yummy CAKE! LOL It's a really cute card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cricut Cardz! :o)

Theresa (CCC DT)

Esther said...

Sweet and simple!!!
Thanks for joining CTO this week.

mum of two said...

I love your card - the glossy and glitter are awesome :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenges at Cardz TV. Hope you come back and play with us again soon :)

michelle
http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com