Sunday 14 April 2019

Cupcake Birthday Card

This birthday card was made for my son's girlfriend, who celebrated her birthday yesterday.  If you count up ALL the candles on the card you will see how old she is now. 
I was initially going to create a one layer card, so I stamped the birthday stamp from the Dangles set by Clarity onto a 7" x 7" piece of stencil card in Black Soot Archival ink.
I added the cupcake, which was the NDC stamp for August 2018 (#142) in the same ink.
Having created a mask for the cupcake stamp from a sticky note, I added a second and third cupcake either side.

Using the same mask and the tiny individual candle stamp from the dangles set, I added the required number of extra candles to go with the 6 already on 'Birthday'.
I coloured all the images using water colour pencils and used a water brush to blend out the colours in places.

I the end I decided that I didn't like the starkness of the background, so fussy cut out the cupcakes, removing the stalks off the cherries.
I had a gelli print made using my lace swatch from Clarity (Blushing Rose Artistry ink in the background and then Cotton Candy added over the top through the lace swatch).  I trimmed the print down to 6" x 6" and added the cupcakes.
Having trimmed round the 'birthday' to create a panel,  I added further colour with my water colour pencils and added it at the top.
The lace topper was then matted onto burgundy card leaving a narrow border, then onto a silver grey embossed card cut to 16.8cm x16.8cm.  The whole thing was added to a cream 7" x 7" card blank.
To finish, I masked off each of the cupcakes again and added a Hickory Smoke Archival ink shadow using a spot on sponge.
I like the fact that this card could be personalised for a different ages by altering the number of candles.


Donna Brooks said...

Love it, great masking and the lacy background is beautiful. Xx

Sue C said...

What a great idea to personalise cards in a discrete way that only someone taking the time to count would know how many candles there were.