Friday 19 August 2022

Cake and candles

I’m combining challenges again today! Shabneez has chosen our theme at Daring Cardmakers and as she has lots of family birthdays to celebrate in August, she’d like to see birthday card ideas featuring candles and/or cake.

Let’s Squash It’s challenge of a shaped card combined with any embossing folder is ongoing so I decided to play again there — the cabinet card shape I made last week was looking very lonely in the challenge gallery until the lovely Robyn joined me on Wednesday but I'm sure Jo and Gail would love to see a few more shaped cards!

I kept the shape really simple this time, using the largest die from a really old Spellbinder set, but it still looks a bit different than your regular straight edges. Wafer thin dies tend not to want to go through two layers of base weight cardstock — I ran the folded base through the machine once which cut the top layer and made a good indentation in the bottom one. You can then flatten it out and use the indentation to reseat the die and place your top plate so it lines up along the fold of the card to make sure you don’t cut more than you intended. I then die cut a full front out of black cardstock, embossed it, dry brushed with metallic acrylic paint and stuck to the card base. 

The cake is stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut then stuck on with gel glue with a glittery gold frame to spotlight it. The sentiment is cut with a small rectangle, modified make it longer.

I realised when dry brushing the card front that there is even a cake with candles (top left) in the embossing so it’s double cake all round!

The Cafe (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Sentiment from Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board
Gold glitter

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Birthday embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Copic markers
Labels 8 dies (Spellbinder)
Fine frames die, circle (Altenew)
Stitched rectangles A6 size (Paper Rose)
Espresso metallic paint (DecoArt)


Greta said...

This is beautiful & would work for a guy or a gal! That is such a neat background!

Wavejumper said...

I pinned this to my techniques board bc I love that effect you got with the paint on the black paper!
The is some excellent fussy cutting to me-I am terrible with round edges.
hugs Margot

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I love those Spellbinders labels - they make such a lovely card base and the embossing looks great, Joanne! Fabulous in that mocha color with your expertly colored cake!!

Pia S said...

A nice choice of shape, A2 with a twist:) The embossed background is equally as eye catching as the cake, a very cool, gender nreutral design.

Cindy H. said...

Love this handsome card! I have that birthday folder and thought I hadd used it too much but now I see there is new inspiration for that folder. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card! Really unusual shape and how nice to see an older EF given a modern twist - looks great, Jo x

Conniecrafter said...

Very cool, I love the brushing of the metallic on the embossing, gives it a great look, the cake looks yummy too and like how you have used the circle to bring attention to it against your background!

Robyn Oliver said...

Great card Joanne, the embossing is fantastic, Robyn