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Birthday Cake Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#93


ric93 birthday cake

Down to the wire on this one! Second post of the day (because I was not sure I would create the card!).

I love the outfit (dress? separates? not sure!) that the Runway Inspired Challenge blog posted for ric#93.

The stripes have been in my brain for a week. “I need to do stripes.” I tried to make a background of closely spaced sentiments in the stripe colors…that worked until my Summer Starfruit marker didn’t work on the clear stamp I was trying to use. Circular file fodder. I thought about doing stripy clusters of flowers…nah.

Cake layers…yes…yes…I can do that! I watercolored a background with Distress Inks. The cake was embossed and then colored with a blender pen – but I didn’t blend the colors well, I wanted edges on the colors. A bit Wink of Stella on the top of the cake. The candles were embossed, then colored with Copics. (and I trimmed them more so that the white edge of the die cut would not block the top of the cake)

Here is the inspiration (by Emilio de la Morena):

ric93 emilio de la morena

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, snow white watercolor paper – source unknown, inks – Copic B05, C1, Y18. Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Summer Starfruit (retired), Wisteria Wonder, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella clear, dies – Essentials by Ellen, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


6 thoughts on “Birthday Cake Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#93

  1. Love the card!!!

  2. Pretty card. I really like this sentiment. Big question. Who makes your bday card?

    • Thanks, Terry! The offspring have made cards for me (using my crafting stash) over the years, but that has dwindled. Offspring2 gave me something handmade this morning.

  3. So sweet! LOVE your watercolor background! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!!!