I have another birthday card to share today. I made this one for my niece and she seemed to have really liked it. Being my own worse critic, I think I may have over done the embellishments a bit. I wish I would have put less ribbon on it and less flowers. It took away from the chalk coloring I did on the cake layers.
Here is how the card progressed:
I took my cake layer acrylic stamp set and picked out the pieces I wanted to stamp. I used my Stazon Timber Brown Ink. Not pictured, for the pink, I used my Stazon Red Ink.
This is the first time i’ve used my chalk that I got and I really like the soft effect it gives to a picture. I thought i’d also use this to add some shadows to paper circles for a scrapbook page. It would add some dimension to a shape. I might get the ‘brights’ set of chalk. This is the pastel set.
The inset photo shows the chalk chips that I used on the blue layer. I started by taking the darker blue, and brushing it on the edges of the cake.
TIP: I used the white sponges that come with the set for both colors. I used the lighter chalk on one side. Then turn the ball to the clean side clamp the clip on the side I have chalk on, and use the other color on the other side.
Here is the pink layers.
Here are the green layers. I’m noticing though that the chalk isn’t appearing as soft as in real life in these photos. It’s okay that I went outside stamp lines since I cut them out.
Now that all my layers are stamped, I’m now ready to cut them out.
You can see I used a set of embroidery scissors to cut them out. The curved and pointed tip really help in getting a percise cut.
I used my ‘cuttin up’ cricut cartridge and cut out the greeting from some blue cardstock.
the 3 squares are the square nestabilities that I added dimensional dots to make them stand out.
I then glued the thinnest white ribbon I had down the middle of the card. The white spots are dimensional dots stacked two high so that the cake is stable where the squares break.
I finished off the layers with some matching prima flowers.
They needed a center, so I found some tiny pearl adhesive accents in my stash so added them.
I decorated the base with my nieces birthstone embellishment gems I found as well in my supplies.
My card base is watercolor paper that I cut to size. I bought it when Michaels had it buy one get one free. It’s a nice substantial base for a card.
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