Thursday, February 27, 2020

Flowered Cake

It's a beautiful here in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  The sky is blue, the sun is shining and the snow is on the mountain tops.  Actually, there is more snow to come this weekend but at this time of year it will most likely stay on those mountain tops.  I have to say that does not bother me one bit.

Today's card was a bit of an experiment.  I tried to do some blending to show the different levels that are in the sketch below.  I did change to order of color from light to dark versus the dark to light in the sketch.  I think it worked.  The transition between colors is subtle but there.  I took a piece of Rococo Rose and ran it through the crimper after I had cut it out using the Rounded Rectangle Dies from Altenew.  Then, I sponged the edges with some Mulled Wine ink from Taylored Expressions.  The cake die cut was one in my stash.  I had stamped and colored several, cut them all out and had them ready to go when I needed them.  It's the Happy Birthday To You stamp set and the Birthday Dies from Stampin' Up!  For the finishing touch, I added a few clear gems that I had left over from a Paper Pumpkin Kit.

As of yet, I've not added a sentiment because I don't know if it will be a birthday, thinking of you or just a note card to send to someone.  And, you never know, I just might not add a sentiment.

Stamp Set(s):  Happy Birthday To You (Stampin' Up!)
Ink(s):  Strawberry Shake, Guava, Mulled Wine, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, 
Curshed Curry, Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Rococo Rose, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Die(s):  Rounded Rectangle Dies (Altenew); Birthday Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Clear Gems

The photo above shows the different levels of color a bit better.  These color blended together so well that, as I said, the transition between them is subtle.

The sketch I used is from the Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

The theme I used is from The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

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  1. Be still my heart! Your color combination combined with ink blended background and around the crimped panel is absolutely beautiful! I like the idea of holding off on the sentiment, saving this lovely card for just the right occasion! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks, Stef! I must say I was rather pleased with the way this turned out. It kind of took on a life of it's own.

  2. LOVE your background..such pretty shading. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks, Laurie! I'm loving those blender brushes. The make blending so much easy for me.

  3. Pretty colors and awesome background, very nicely done! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week and using my sketch!

  4. Oh Marsha this is just beautiful! Nicely done!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Love that background and the rich colors of your cake. Wonderful take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Players this week