Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Addicted to Stamps and More: Birthdays

It's time for the newest Addicted to Stamps and More challenge! We are ready for some BIRTHDAY CARDS! With a number of family birthdays in July and August, I have been using a lot of cards, so it's a perfect time to add more to my stash. Here's what I came up with: 

I wanted to try using this Concord & 9th set for a chocolate cake - often the flavour of choice! For me it's a challenge as I prefer bright colour palettes to neutral ones. All things considered, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I fussy cut my three tier cake of chocolate, mocha and chocolate layers and popped it up on a neutral patterned paper background. The cake topper is cut twice, once from gold and once from regular cardstock, which I sponged with the chocolate ink for a shadow. I went over the white frosting on the cake with a white glaze pen for a little extra texture. 

Lots of birthday inspiration on the ATSM blog from my design teammates - be sure to check it out, and then I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: Neenah white & (?) gold glitter cardstock, (?) patterned paper, Concord & 9th Top It Off stamps & die, MFT biscotti & Memento rich cocoa ink, Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaways pierced rectangle die, Gelli Roll white glaze pen, foam tape

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Barbara Godden said...

Super neutral pallet, not my go to colours either but this looks great. Love all the extra details, using the gel pen and elevating and shadowing the sentiment. The background paper adds contrast to the white lines on the cake. Admirable job.

Inkyfingers said...

I love this neutral birthday card, Lindsey - a perfect unisex card! Love the little touches like the drop shadow sentiment and the gel enhancement of the frosting.
Hope you are well.
Carol x

laurie said...

Awesome card..love the colors!

cm said...

Your neutral palette makes for a yummy chocolate cake! Pretty!

JulieP said...

You made this gluten free for me, right? *wink*

Izzy Scrap said...

Yummy card ! Your chocolate cake looks fabulous over this grid PP. Love the sentiment die cut too, just perfect as cake topper !