|SKETCHED: Birthday Cake|
|SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate|
and playing along at CASE Study #198 where the muse is none other than the amazing Shari Carroll with this beauty that speaks to my graphic-loving heart!
This is what I did.
I CASEd myself on this one too, but definitely went all girlie this time. I love playing with the wonky cake and inking it up two tone.
I got an "office supply" vibe from Shari's card. I used a layer of vellum with a circle die cut from Amy Tangerine's Plus One paper pack on top and a little tab from another die cut circle tucked underneath. I stamped "big day" from the sentiment builders set on the tab. Figured I could handwrite the recipient's birthdate to personalize the card even more. Cool, eh?
Layered focal point. Sequins. Gold splatter to mimic the flow of Shari's sequins. A die cut number. It's a CASE.
Then I broke out the watercolors, inspired by the July challenge at Take It, Make It - Emboss Resist and the AAA Cards Challenge #10 - Watercolor Techniques.
(This photo looks like it needs to go into the washing machine to get rid of the grime - UGH - it's actually a nice cream colored CS)
Heat embossed the images and partially watercolored them. Some pink splatters and Wink of Stella shimmer to the swirls on the frosting and voila! It's "12 candles for you".
You could also fussy cut the cake and pop it up like Monika did here. And I'm thinking it would look pretty cute paper pieced on tiny polka dot PP too.
Come back and visit tomorrow when it'll be about shaking your cupcake. And if you participated in the birthday blog hop the winners have been announced here. If you didn't win, there's a great deal in the shop until July 11 - all six sets for $30. TTFN.