Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Celebrate with Cake Stamp of the Month - May 2016

Before the month disappears on me (yes, I know we're not quite half way, but it was just February yesterday)!

Here is another versatile stamp set (S1605) that can be used for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and anything else you'd celebrate with cake (graduation season is around the corner).

Here's my card using the set, which I teamed up with the Magical Paper Packet (X7209B):

This pattern #20 is from Make it From Your Heart Volume #2.  The dark blue strip is actually Sapphire cardstock (X5775).  "Celebrate" is stamped on it in Black ink (Z2105).

Next, I stamped the candle and cake slice with the Black Pigment Ink (Z2503) on scratch White Daisy cardstock.  I added Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088) over the images and heat embossed them.

For the stand, I inked that up with VersaMark ink (Z891) and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder (Z2067).

Coloring was done with the ShinHan alcohol markers:

The candle is colored with Carmine (Z2448), as is the base of the flame.  The flame is finished off with Golden Yellow (Z2452).  The stand was treated to Turquoise Blue (Z2465).  The accents were hit with Warm Grey 4 (Z2467) and then the Colorless Blending Pen (Z2469) softened the color a little more.  The cake icing was colored with Marine Blue (Z2458) and then the cake was highlighted with Warm Grey 4, softened again with the Colorless Blending Pen.

Then all three elements were cut out (I highly recommend our Micro-tip scissors - Z534 or Non-stick Micro-tip scissors (Z1836).

The finishing touches:

I added the candle to the back of the cake - only half of it is exposed because I didn't want it to disappear in the dotted background. The cake stand was adhered directly to the card base.  The Cake received some Thin 3D Foam (Z2060) and the tip of the candle got 3D Foam (Z1151) to add a little more dimension to the image.

Calypso Sequins (Z3215) - black and white -  were added as accents, and done!!

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