Midnight Quilt Mania

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Celebrations

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. What are you doing with your loved ones this holiday? We don't have any big plans - just out for pizza tonight and I have a little heart shaped cake for a snack later. Our little one LOVES cake!

Today I have a birthday card to share. I was inspired to create an emboss resist card by the PTI festivities but I admit I didn't get around to it very quickly!

This card uses the cupcake image from Baby Button Bits, along with a pretty damask border from Damask Designs. I stamped the cupcake on Papertrey's Stampers Select white cardstock and then carefully cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals inside the Vintage Labels frame. Now that PTI is releasing dies that coordinate with some of their images - I would love to have a cupcake die for this one. Nichole are you listening? :)

I colored the image with Copic markers and then went over the icing with my Spica clear glitter pen. It's so shimmery! I stamped the damask border on Sweet Blush cardstock in Versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I sponged Hibiscus Burst ink all around the designs but I didn't cover the Sweet Blush completely so it has a slightly variegated look. Then I rubbed the ink off of the embossed damask designs (this is the resist part). The sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes, which I'm really glad I purchased. I like the font and sizes of the sentiments. I added a little bling to set off the sentiment and it's good to go! This little baby went out in the mail today to a very sweet lady celebrating her birthday next week.

Tonight I have to get busy making cards for some kids' birthday parties we have coming up. I want them to be cute but I have to remember not to put too much time into it. They're going to be 3, which means the card will be tossed aside at best and at worst, torn to shreds in about 5 minutes. On second thought, maybe I'll visit the dollar store for those cards and make something else tonight. LOL!

Supplies: All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless noted.
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, Damask Designs, Big & Bold Wishes, Vintage Labels. Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Palette Noir, VersaMark. Cardstock: White, Smoky Shadow, Hibiscus Burst. Accessories: Embossing Powder, Scallop border punch (SU!), Vintage button in Hibiscus Burst, Copic markers, rhinestones (Kaiser Crafts), Spica glitter pen.


Leah said...

Such a sweet card, love the damask paired with this sweet cupcake and your colors are perfect!

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE card.. nicely done!! Happy card making!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Sherry said...

Such a sweet card!

Jennifer K said...

This is so pretty, Kim. I love the black and pink plus all the shimmer.

*LittleMissT* said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet! Love your use of Damask Designs with this - really makes the card so elegant!