When I’m creating projects for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Design Team, I’m always looking to do something a little different. Today’s birthday card for #WWYS214 Piece of Cake, is a definitely a bit of a departure for me, but I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I started by cutting and scoring a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card on my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to crease my card base. Then on the front I fixed a piece from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
While I had the DSP to hand I used liquid glue to attach a piece to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the paper to shape following the line of the flap.
To finish the inside of the card I used Bermuda Bay ink to stamp ‘Enjoy every crumb!’ in the centre of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I inked up the cake stand image and stamped off onto some scrap paper to remove some of the ink. I stamped the cake stand below the sentiment and finally used liquid glue to fix the layer inside the card base.
That just left the front of the card to decorate.
I started the design with the happy birthday sentiment stamped repeatedly across a piece of Coastal Cabana Card in Bermuda Bay ink. Then I mounted it onto a layer of Mango Melody Card with liquid glue, before adding it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next came a small piece of Pearlised Doily and loops of Gold Metallic Thread attached using some Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Now I was ready to add some cake.
On a piece of Whisper White Card I stamped the spotted cake image using Bermuda Bay ink. Then I coloured the ribbons using a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker from the Subtles Collection. The spots followed, coloured with a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker from the Brights collection. Purely as an afterthought I decided to colour all the remaining white areas of the cake using a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Once the colouring was complete I punched out the cake using the coordinating Cake Builder Punch. Then I added it to the front of the card with liquid glue.
All that was left was the sentiment, ‘Hope this year is a piece of cake’, stamped onto a strip of Very Vanilla Card with Bermuda Bay ink. I thought about layering the sentiment onto some more card but instead decided to use ribbon along the top and bottom edges. I chose the Coastal Cabana / Gold option from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack and attached the pieces with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then once I’d fixed the sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals my project was complete.
#WWYS214 – PIECE OF CAKE
There’s lots of ways to use the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and you can see some ideas from other members of the Design Team over on the What Will You Stamp? blog today.
If you have this set we’d love to see your ideas too, so do join the challenge if you can.
All you need to do is create a new project using at least one stamp from the Piece of Cake Stamp Set. Then upload a photograph of your project to the challenge gallery for #WWYS214. At the end of the challenge we’ll choose one person to be our weekly winner. They get bragging rights and a winner’s badge for their social media. They’ll also receive an invitation to be our Guest Designer two week’s later. I can’t wait to see the entries!
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and coordinating Cake Builder Punch using a single bundle item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below, but be aware that the bundle discount will end on June 3rd.