This is for a swap on Scrapshare. The group is to make 7 and I chose a birthday theme. I started with this great cake die from Quickutz and it reminded me of some of Tim Burton's movies. I used that as inspiration for the background. I created the frame using Make the Cut (MTC) software and cut it with my KNK Zing. This one took me a while to get done, but I love the results.
The printed papers are from Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection. The cake stand is made out of this glossy pearl paper that I picked up at the art department. The black cardstock is by American Crafts. Every single colored piece is inked with Tim Holtz / Ranger Distress Inks. It's very subtle inking but just enough shading to give the pieces some dimension and life.
I used a lot of bling and glitter on these. The Quickutz die has a lot of voids in great patterns. I took advantage of those voids and either added bling or glitter. The glittered is applied by running a backing paper through the Xyron face up and then applying very fine craft glitter.
Here's the entire grouping. I love this look. I made 7 for the swap and a few extra for cards.
The swap called for the back to be finished too. I used a 6x6 background stamp by Impression Obsession on the back of the scrap piece from cutting the green frame on the front of the tag. I stamped using Stampin Up's Lucky Limeade Classic Ink and sponged the outsides with the same ink.
I couldn't resist this shot as I finally compiled all the birthday cakes.