Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Piece of Cake!

Hello Friends! I have another birthday card to share with you. I made this for one of my bestest best friends and TODAY is his birthday!  Happy Birthday, LC!

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Creating cards for men is always a challenge for me. I didn't want to go too child-like. But, this friend is such a kid-at-heart, I knew I couldn't go too serious either. So, I decided on just giving him a piece of cake! After I printed my image onto white card stock, I die cut it and dusted on a little distress ink. Then, I colored it with Copic markers. I used a technique called Pointillism on the cake to give the appearance of texture. It's just a bunch of dots! I colored the image with my base color, then I used three or four different color markers and just randomly dotted over it. It's really nice effect in real life. I used a white gel pen to create highlights on the frosting. The cherry, the cake filling and the chocolate curls get their shine from Crystal Effects. And finally, I added Liquid Applique and a bit of glitter to the whipped cream. I used a texture plate on the teal card stock. It's kind of hard to see, but it's confetti and party hats. I also gave the teal card stock a blast of shimmer spray.

Here is a little detail shot for you...

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And here is how I finished the inside...

That's all I have for you today! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the visit.


digital stamp: Piece of Cake(MelJen's Designs)
stamp sets:  Happy Birthday(Close to My Heart)   One in a Million(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)   Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie,(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!
ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie(Stampin' Up!)   Tea Dye Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Deckled Rectangles(Spellbinders)
other: Liquid Applique(Marvy)  Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)   crystal glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)   gold shimmer spray(Blessed Designs by B.White gel pen, Clear Stardust pen(Sakura)   "Party" texture plate(Fiskars)   Copic markers


Jeanne said...

Yummy! What a delicious looking card, Barb. I really like the Pointilism technique you used. It looks great. You always add such fun and unique details that make your creations pieces of art. Well done!

Sheila H said...

Your card has so many amazing details, Barb. That
Pointillism technique is awesome. Thanks for sharing the particulars of your card :)

Caryl Williams said...

Beautiful as always!! Love the details.

Kim Burmeister said...

I WANT CAKE after I see this. Awesome!