Tuesday, July 8, 2014

exploration STAMPlorations sketched: birthday cake (CASE, Craft Stamper, AAA)

You may have seen the latest STAMPlorations release. We hopped last week. Today I'm exploring these two sets
SKETCHED: Birthday Cake

SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate

and playing along at CASE Study #198 where the muse is none other than the amazing Shari Carroll with this beauty that speaks to my graphic-loving heart!


This is what I did.


I CASEd myself on this one too, but definitely went all girlie this time. I love playing with the wonky cake and inking it up two tone.

I got an "office supply" vibe from Shari's card. I used a layer of vellum with a circle die cut from Amy Tangerine's Plus One paper pack on top and a little tab from another die cut circle tucked underneath. I stamped "big day" from the sentiment builders set on the tab. Figured I could handwrite the recipient's birthdate to personalize the card even more. Cool, eh?

Layered focal point. Sequins. Gold splatter to mimic the flow of Shari's sequins.  A die cut number. It's a CASE.

Then I broke out the watercolors, inspired by the July challenge at Take It, Make It - Emboss Resist and the AAA Cards Challenge #10 - Watercolor Techniques.



(This photo looks like it needs to go into the washing machine to get rid of the grime - UGH - it's actually a nice cream colored CS)

Heat embossed the images and partially watercolored them. Some pink splatters and Wink of Stella shimmer to the swirls on the frosting and voila! It's "12 candles for you".

You could also fussy cut the cake and pop it up like Monika did here. And I'm thinking it would look pretty cute paper pieced on tiny polka dot PP too.

Come back and visit tomorrow when it'll be about shaking your cupcake. And if you participated in the birthday blog hop the winners have been announced here. If you didn't win, there's a great deal in the shop until July 11 - all six sets for $30. TTFN.

28 comments:

Carla said...

Pink and orange, what a fab colour combo. This card is so bright and fun! Love the large, bright 16.

Jane said...

Great watercolour card - loving the colours, my favourites! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards this week.

~amy~ said...

LOVE! Both of your cards are amazing...the colors are so fun & refreshing!
Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

Charlene said...

Just awesome!!!! I love the colors, the design...perfection!

Renee said...

Bright & fun colors! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

shirley-bee said...

Love the date idea on the first card, and the soft partial watercolouring on the second is gorgeous! And thanks for playing along at Take It Make It Challenge ;)

Nonni said...

Two stunning, creative cards! xxx

Happy Dance said...

Two very cool cards, Maria. Girly, but not toooo girly. Definitely liking those wonky cakes. Great cards. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful pair of birthday cake cards...so sweet and so yummy and the colors are fabulous.

Julia said...

So cute! Love, love, love both your cards! I'm a huge fan of pink and orange as well. Thanks for joining us this week for our CASE Study challenge!

Nikki Killinger said...

Love your entry for the Take it make it challenge, thank you for joining us this month. Lovely girly colours - good enough to eat :)

judkajudi said...

Congratulations!!

Cornelia W said...

Hey, you rocked the CASE study challenge - congrats - looks like you are doing the same with the AAA challenge - fabulous cards!

Angela said...

Marie, your cupcakes series is so delightfully fun and pretty! Thank you so much for playing at AAA Cards challenge this week! Come again!

Victoria Lavender said...

That's wonderful! Very original and fun. Thank you so much for playing along with us. We hope you continue to visit. Cheers, Victoria Lavender, AAA Cards

Karen M said...

Gorgeous cards and congrats to you as well on your case win! xx

Cris G said...

Great cards, Maria. Love your interpretation on CSC, such fun layout and unique choice of elements. Great color combo, too. Congratulations!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, the watercolor along with those cakes stamped with white is just right! So glad you played along at AAA Cards

Patti said...

Beautiful! I love the splash of color on each cake.

Patti

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Two fun cards! Great inspiration :o)

Taunya Butler said...

Love those rainbow cakes in the background and the large #16 looks so cool!!! So awesome!

Louise Wright said...

Both cards are brilliant! Love the different techniques and colours x

Anita in France said...

Yum! Fab pink and orange delight, Maria ... cool treatment of the sentiment! Love the colour washing on those embossed cakes ... soft and so perfect with the tiny letter tiles! Anita :)

ElizabethR said...

Goregous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

Riikka Kovasin said...

Great pair of cards! Love them both! Thank you for joining to Craft Stamper challenge!

Linda said...

This is so much fun ..... love the delicate colours. thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

Tracy said...

Beautiful take on the technique, great cards!
So happy you joined us over at the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge :-)

Trish Latimer said...

Lovely pastel colours, so summery! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge this month! xxx

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