Remember that I mentioned needing two guy cards this week? The first was for my dad; this one is for our nephew. I thought that it would be a perfect time to use these cool Cosmo Cricket Get Happy papers--what do you think?
The stamped focal image is from GinaK's Stamps for a Cause set, How Sweet It Is, from which $7 from each set sold benefits diabetes research. I used Copic markers in these colors to color in the cake: Y17 for the flame and cake, B41 for the top frosting, R46 for the plate, B97 for the candle, and YG03 for the squiggly filling.
I also incorporated CPS Sketch 53, except that it's a bit low on bling factor. About the only bling is the application of Stickles on the candle flame. I cut the vertical red strip with my Fiskars scalloped scissors, and sewed on the polka dotted strip with a zig-zag stitch. The focal image and its mat are cut using Spellbinders Nestability Plain Circle dies, and then overstamped with the CHF Canvas stamp using Antique Linen distress ink to help it coordinate better with the feel of the printed paper.
Finally, the sentiment is from PaperTrey's Faux Ribbon set, cut with SU's Word Window Punch. I used a corner rounder to round the two bottom corners, to tie in with the roundedness of the word window punch and the focal image circles. I finished it with black mini brads inserted into the scallops--needed something to replace the ribbon! This card is another out-of-my-comfort-zone card--seems like I am posting a lot of those lately. . . Thanks for visiting!