Sunday, April 06, 2008

I needed a quick birthday card and decided that it was time to break out one of my Stampin' Up SAB sets. This is the card that I came up with. It's hard to tell in the scan, but I wanted the chocolate frosting to be nice and shiny like real yummy frosting is so I used Chocolate chip craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also embossed the happy birthday sentiment. Using taken With Teal craft ink.

When Stampin' Up discontinued most of their colored embossing powders I was very unhappy, but I have come to learn that it really is much better to use my craft inks with the clear powder. I get a much truer color and since I have all 48 craft inks in the stampin' spots I can emboss with any color I want and only need to have one jar of embossing powder. Now I Just wish they sold the clear embossing powder in much larger containers as I use a lot of it.

I recently discovered the CPS website. This is where I found the inspiration for the layout I used here. It was their Layout #58. This layout was sponsored by GinaK stamps, but I didn't have a GinaK set that matched what I wanted to do.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set--SU Birthday Whimsy
Papers--Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White,Cool Carribean Designer Paper
Inks--Chocolate Chip and Taken with Teal Craft Inks, Basic Gray Classic,
Other--Clear Embossing Powder, Yellow Stickles, Paper Flowers, Yellow Brads, Corner Punch, Pink Copic Marker


Lee said...

Lovely dp! And I think that chocolate cake looks wonderfully Delish!!! What a very "sweet" birthday card!! I love embossing too, but I'm more addicted to glitter!!

Beth said...

Very clever with the chocolate frosting! This is just darling - looks good enough to eat! ;-) I want cake!