Thursday, 21 January 2016

Cake Anyone?

The colours in today's challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches just said "cake" to me. I LOVE cake, and I love making cards with cake too.

Imagine my excitement when I saw the cue word at Addicted to CAS .....

I used an old cupcake embossing folder, which I think I've never actually used before and the So Saffron card stock. I don't actually have Soft Suede ink or card so I have had to make a substitute here, which is allowable under our rules. 

The sentiment is half of an image from the stamp set Big Day, and the red card I made by swiping my Rose Red ink pad over some white card and leaving it to dry

So where is the other half of the sentiment? Why, inside the card, of course!

I'm also entering this card into the birthday challenge at SeizeThe Birthday As I like to play over there when I can, and the optional 'topping' this time is favourite style!

Once I had the design idea actually making the card was quite quick, it did take a few experiments  with the colours as to what part of the card I would use. I think it would look good with the brown card stock for the cake and the white for the cup cake case too. I did try to use the Rose Red for the strawberries but couldn't quite get it right. I'd be interested to hear any suggestions of how to do this.


  1. You're right, cake was a no-brainer here! Love the embossing and the way you've used the colours together. Very CAS! Caro x

  2. That's one giant cupcake, definitely one to share with friends! Fab card!

  3. A calorie free cupcake - perfect!!! Such a fun card! x xx

  4. Your embossing folder made a really cool cupcake...I love it! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  5. I really like how you've split the sentiment! The part of it on the front looks like a ticket. What a fun card!

  6. What was I thinking that I didn't see cake? That's a really fun card that is going to make the recipient smile. :) Liz x

  7. Love the big cupcake for a big day! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  8. Such a fun card, Louise! Love your giant cupcake, and how you completed your sentiment inside! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!


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Louise xx