Sunday, July 1, 2007
Sponged Birthday Card
Today Faith was honored as the Featured Stamper on SCS. I've been an admirer of her work for a long long time and was THRILLED when I found out she recently joined a swap group I'm in (I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy). Often her designs scare me off when it comes to casing because of their extreem layers and high detail. I also don't think she owns a flower that she hasn't cut out. I just oogle her work in awe!
I cased this cuttlebug background from her. It was amazingly easy and has stunning results. I just ran a white piece of cardstock through the bug and then swished on Groovey Guava & Celery ink with sponges and there you go, instant colorful background.
For the main image I stamped it in the Guava and pulled the ink off the cake stand with a Q-Tip so I could use my marker for the celery. The "flame" of the candles is given a shine with Sakura Glaze pen in Yellow.
Here's yet another example of how a mistake turns into something good. I trimed the Celery piece for the cake too long while I was allowing the glaze to dry and was left with extra room above and below the white piece. I'd already attached it to the Guava so I pulled out the Paper Piercing template and my Old Olive marker. Instead of piercing I just used the fine tip of my marker to make dots which look like little holes from a distance. I didn't stop there, oh no. The top of each layer was screaming for little dots of "frosting".
The ribbon at the bottom got a bit busy for my taste but I think it works. THis card is going to be sent to someone on the SCS RAK list who has the same birthday as me.