Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sis!

The title is self-explanatory. This card is for my sister whose birthday is tomorrow. She loves sweets so I knew ahead of time that her card would be dessert-oriented. LOL I wanted to use a particular sheet from the Sweet Stack collection and had the perfect ribbon to go with it so I based all the card colours around that paper. I wanted to round the edges of the base but don't have a big corner rounder so I used a circle punch. It's not perfect but it works. I punched out portions of the sweet paper with a square punch and cut the red and bright yellow paper to fit. Then I stamped and coloured in the cupcakes and popped them on with dimension squares. I added the sparkles afterwards so I wouldn't have to wait for it to dry before finishing the rest of the card which included tying a very difficult bow. Since the ribbon is double-sided it was hard to make a symmetric one but I finally got it. I almost gave up and did a regular knot instead but I really wanted to have a bow and finally got it. The sentiments were harder than I thought they would be. Thankfully, I actually did the sentiment on the card before gluing everything down because this was the third try. I smudged the ink the first time and stamped it really crooked the second time. It could be better but I like a little imperfection. ;) It's probably a good thing that I had a couple spare cards to practice tying the ribbon on since the cupcake glitter was still wet. I tied the ribbon on one of the extras and when it was perfect, I pulled it off and transferred it on to this final version. Happy Birthday, Sis!

Sources: SU (textured whisper white), Paper Reflections (coloured) & Q-Print (smooth white) cardstock; SU 1-3/8" circle punch; McGill 1-1/4" square punch; Studio G (cupcake); Verve Because of You (sister); Memories Black ink; Imaginisce All Kinds of Happy (happy birthday to you); Vivid ButterScotch & Red inks; Copics; PSX Diamond Stickles; dimension squares; Urban Scrapyard ribbon

3 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

So yummy, awesome awesome!!!

Kristin said...

Oh how sweet (literally!)- your sister will know exactly how much thought and love you put into this. The colors are so soft and nice, and that ribbon is perfect!

janaz said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing! :)