Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Birthday Candle Card

Happy Wednesday everyone.  Here is a card made for a co-worker's birthday.  I recently got the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge and found this adorable cupcake on it.  I decided that it works for babies, children, and adults!  I made the card using Sketch 106 at Card Patterns.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Here is a closeup of the flower:

Here are the details on the card:

Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Oval labels:  Nestabilities
Ribbon from my stash
Cupcake:  Baby Steps Cricut cartridge cut at 2 1/2"
Flower:  Made from punches -- This is the same flower I used on my napkin rings at the hospitality banquet (see post from last week).  I found the tutorial on You Tube.   Here is a link to the video, or here are the easy instructions:  Punch 8 2" scalloped circles (I actually used a 1 1/2" circle for this smaller flower).  Ink the edges of all 8.  Spritz each with water.  Crumple them up into little balls.  Unfold them gently and lay them in a stack.  Punch a hole in the center and add a brad.  Then start folding them up toward the center and scrunching them one at a time.  After they are all folded up, start folding them down one at a time until they form a beautiful flower!  I then painted Stickles on the edges.  I sure hope that helps.
Behind the flower I used fabric from my daughter's shirt.  I cut out a circle and then made slits and added Stickles.  This is for the fabric challenge at Creative Corner.   I love this challenge!
I added a few gems, and it was done!

Thanks for looking and for your comments.


Baby Blue Eyes said...

This is very cute. The colors are so nice and I love the cupcake!

phatelara said...

So purrty!! Love the colours!

Debbie, Crafty Heart

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your flower with the ruffle behind is so cute! I love cupcakes too! Thanks for playing at the OCC this week.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Very pretty Thank you for joining us at cardpatterns.

Sarah Gough said...

Love the bright colours, thanks for playing along at OCC this week!

whoistracy said...

This is adorable. I love the bright colors you used. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Tammy! I am glad to be home and to have time to visit my friends. Your card is FABULOUS! That teal flower is gorgeous, love it! Have a great Friday!

Debbie said...

Love this one Tammy!!! Bright vibrant colors and love the effect with the flower!!

Kristin said...

I'm with you, cupcakes are for everyone1 This is a great card, the colors are vibrant, the flower is gorgeous - I love that you added a piece of t-shirt behind it! That could make a great sun....hummm.... Thanks for playing the Fabulous Fabric challenge at Our Creative Corner!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

so cute Tammy. I love it. Wondering what program you use to make the watermark on your photos?? hugs