Birthday Celebrations

New Years Day is actually my half-birthday (does anyone celebrate those?! I believe in celebrating :-) so my card today is a Birthday card. And really, there is always a need for Birthday cards, isnt there?
This card is easy, but full of texture and warmth. I used the Build a Cupcake punch to make the cupcake, candle, and "confetti". I also used the large Scallop Circle punch for tha background, and then used a technique called "Embedded Embossing". I layered all the punch pieces onto cardstock, and then used an embossing folder on the whole thing. I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for this card.
The sentiment is stamped before embossing, and is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I used Black, White, and Pool Party card stocks and Pool Party ink.

I hope the new year brings you many days to celebrate!
Happy New Year & Happy Crafting!
~angie



and ColorQ Challenge #117 - thank you for the inspiration!

8 comments:

PatQ said...

Great idea to use a cupcake. They are perfect for birthday cards.

Berni said...

Love all of the texture. Beautiful

Margaret said...

Love all the texture. Great color combination.

Paula S. said...

Great idea to put the cupcake against the scalloped background. On it's own I find it's a bit small and tends to disappear. Good job with this week's OWH sketch!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Love the texture and the technique... it's one of my favorites. You can' go wrong with a cupcake either.

Samantha said...

I love the light blue with the white and black! The Square Lattice is probably my favorite folder!! Great job with this weeks sketch!

Cindy O said...

Very nice colors and texture. I just started using embossing folders, so it's fun to see how you did this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie said...

Cute card, Angie! I love how you added the polka dots to the background, it's like confetti but not messy, lol :) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!