One of my coworkers celebrated her birthday at the end of December, and since she had given me a box of homemade cookies at Christmas, I wanted to return the thoughtful gesture with a little birthday gift. I went to our local candy shop and got a small chocolate bar that was molded to say "happy birthday" and then made a birthday card and coordinating tealight birthday cake.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Whisper White note cards and envelopes; Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy card stock; gold glimmer paper; Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Accessories: Bake Me a Cake dies and Sun & Cloud dies (Taylored Expressions), Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, scallop circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, pearls, Wink of Stella gold glitter brush pen, gold metallic thread, Rhythm 'n Blues cup sequins (Craft Medley), Mono Multi liquid glue
Other: Battery-operated tealights
I wanted to make a card that was festive, but not frilly and definitely not Christmasy. (I've always thought it must be hard to have a birthday so close to Christmas.) So I settled on a layer cake with bold colors and gold accents.
I die cut the various parts of the cake out of card stock, DSP and gold glimmer paper. I adhered the pieces together and embellished the cake with a small punched flower on the top and a few pearls.
For the card base, I used a gold Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to create a spatter background, added some looped gold thread and then added the finished cake. I added three blue sequins to bring out the Night of Navy in the cake.
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