Sunday, March 2, 2014

You're the Icing on the Cake

My sister has a birthday this week so this card is on its way to New York, the place I called home for many years. I used this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts to help me design the basic layout of the card. Then, I sent a random text to my sister telling her to give me a color. She texted back purple but surprisingly didn't ask why I was asking. So, I turned to Rich Razzleberry in my Color Coach and it had it paired with Old Olive and Pumkpin Pie. I had my colors! Using a sketch and the Color Coach really does half the work for you. I used Rich Razzleberry as my card base and then layered some Pumpkin Pie DSP onto the card front. I used Old Olive for the vertical strip. I stamped 2 of the gift bixes and the cake slice in black StazOn onto Whisper White card stock. Both of these stamps are from the Best of Birthday set. I punched the cake out with a 1.25 inch circle punch and then the presents with a 1 inch circle punch. I colored them using my blender pens and Classic ink pads. I then stamped my sentiment, wish big, onto Whisper White card stock using Rich Razzleberry ink. This is from the stamp set Word Play. I punched it out using the Decorative Label punch. I punched another label out in Rich Razzleberry, cut it across the center and added a little edge to each side of my stamped image. I have had the Candy Dots for a while in the Brights family but never used them. I thought this was a perfect time since I wanted to add a little more color into the Decorative Label. I added three along the edge. I didn't get them even but what are you going to do. I adhered this to the front and I was done. I added a message to the inside and I was ready for the post office. I hope she likes it!


  1. Shelly, this is a wonderfully bright and bold birthday card and your coloring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  2. Shelly, How could she NOT like it? It's bold and cheery. Sure to make her birthday special. Thanks for playing along with the PPA challenge this week.

  3. This is a perfect birthday card for your sister...and I LOVE the way you selected the colors! Your coloring is spot on! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!