Monday, 23 May 2011

A birthday cake card for the Mojo Monday challenge

Much as I love my new Big Shot and all the dies and embossing folders, it's nice to do some plain stamping now and again too. I hadn't actually planned it that way, it just sort of came together when I worked on the sketch for this week's Mojo Monday challenge:

Here's my take on it:

Stamp sets: On a Pedestal, Afterthoughts
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Markers: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
DSP: Subtles Patterns Stack
Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Fancy Flower, 1-3/4" Circle, Jewelry Tag
Seam Binding Ribbon: Rose Red
Other: Subtles Brads

The card base is an A6 portrait of Perfect Plum. The birthday cake was built up by stamping the pedestal with Rose Red ink onto Whisper White card and then using markers direct to stamp together with the stamp-a-ma-jig to add the other elements. This image was matted onto Perfect Plum card and then adhered direct to mats of Pretty in Pink DSP and Whisper White card that had been punched with the Scallop Edge Border along the bottom. Rose Red ribbon was wrapped around the layers. The cherry was stamped onto Whisper White card and punched with the Jewelry Tag. A brad was used to secure a faux bow and the tag over the top of the wrapped ribbon. Two Fancy Flowers were punched from Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum, adhered together and popped up on dimensionals on the card front. The sentiment from the Afterthoughts set was coloured with markers, stamped onto Whisper White card, punched with the 1-3/4" Circle and then popped up on dimensionals in the centre of the Fancy Flowers.

Hope you like it.

Sara xx


Hayley said...

Lovely card Sara, clever use of the cicle and fancy flower punch.

Elizabeth said...

You are SO right - I need to just stamp at least ONE project this month! (p.s. waiting for my SUDSOL sign up to go through!)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is darling! Love that bow and sweet little cherry on the tag. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Anonymous said...

Sara - this is such a pretty card! Love the stamped cherry on the tag. Gill x