Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tag: Wonderfully Wonky Birthday Cake

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.  


  1. Beautiful!!! so full of whimsy!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love it!!!!! It would be great on a scrapbook page, too.


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