Today while it was pouring buckets, here in what is usually sunny So Cal, I created this happy card for the daughter of one of my stamping friends. She is celebrating a milestone birthday - Sweet 16. A setback in her health has discouraged her normally upbeat spirit and her mom thought receiving cards from the stamping community might make her heart sing a little. You can click here:
if you'd like to read a little more about her story.
The cupcake is a free digi-stamp from Paper Smooches and not something I generally use in my stamping repertoire, but Kim's cupcake image really was perfect. I printed it at 75% scale after deciding 100% was a bit too large. I picked up my Copics for the first time in ages to color the stripes of the cupcake liner, polka dots were added to just a few of the stripes to add interest and a tie in to the patterned paper strip. A button cherry tied off with a bow completes the image.
I stamped "celebrate" from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler in black ink directly on the patterned paper strip.
One inch patterned paper strips of varying patterns from Jillibean Soup were used for the background.
A pop of bright pink, a couple of staples and a spiral punched strip finish off the turquoise layer.
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup
Other: Nestabilities Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle dies, SU! Spiral punch, Corner rounder, The Twinery Pink Sorbet Baker's Twine, Pink button, dimensional foam