Slimline Birthday Cake

Hi everyone!  Today I’m playing along with Davina’s Crafty Troop Challenge for July, which is a sketch challenge!  I’ve been wanting to use the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set for a while and I decided it needed some added cuteness, so I paired it with the You Lift Me Up stamp & die.

I love vanilla cake and only after making this card, did I realize how I must have subconsciously channeled Mirella’s beautiful slimline cake card from a week ago!  I do naturally gravitate to yellows & pinks and those are pretty much my go to colors for cake.   I love to have glitter on my projects and when I didn’t have my own pink glitter paper, I decided to make my own.  First I die cut cardstock with the frosting die from the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set and then die cut it again with one of the dies from the Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set.  I then added a thin layer of Gina K connect glue before covering it with Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.  I only used this option because it was all I had- I didn’t have glitter embossing powder (which I would have preferred to use!

To make the rest of the cake, I cut an 8 inch by 3 inch panel out of yellow Speckled cardstock by Lawn Fawn and speckled it further with gold acrylic paint. The Happy Birthday sentiment, squiggle line and candles were cut with dies in the Slimline Series Celebration Borders die set.  I placed all of this on an 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch slimline card base that had been ink blended with distress ink spun sugar. I die cut the sweet bear from the You Lift Me Up stamp & die and gave him some balloons from the Shellabration stamp & die set. The bear was colored with some Stampin Up markers and the balloons were copic colored very simply.  Finally, I added some yellow sequins to create some extra shine and interest in the cake layers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

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