A birthday is the perfect opportunity to break out the confetti and surprise someone with a vibrant celebration card. But, what’s a celebration without a colorful cake and some candles? I used the new Birthday Cake Layering set to create a pair of bright birthday cards.
I started by stamping cake pedestals, cake layers with assorted decorations, and star-shaped cake picks on white layering paper with Intense Black ink. Since this ink doesn’t bleed, it was easy to color each image with a few shades of some alcohol-based markers. Then, I used the matching Birthday Cake Layering Frame Cuts to die cut each shape. After stamping a pair of sentiments from the same set onto some kraft layering paper, I assembled the cake by adhering the pieces with foam adhesive, gently tipping each of the top layers for a playful design.
To create a colorful background for this birthday card, I covered the card base with four colors of Hero Arts layering paper. I selected bright colors to closely match the colors of the cake. It’s such an easy and quick way to add bold color to a design. Just for fun, I glued a few gems and some confetti, that I made with my paper punch and paper scraps, randomly around the cake.
For my second card, I covered the card base with four strips of layering paper rather than four blocks of color. The look is different, but the effect is equally bold. And these color-blocked backgrounds are so striking on their own, bows are optional!
I love having a few birthday cards in my card stash and I’m hoping to make a few more as I’d like to make some with pastel backgrounds and watercolored, birthday cakes.
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