June 20, 2011

JUGS89 & Pinterest inspired


Hey there, crafty friends!  My week is off to a great start, as I got to spend a lot of time playing with stamps and paper today.  How about you?

I've been contemplating the colors for this week's Just Us Girls challenge, and when I pulled them out I just kept thinking of a rainbow and the way the color blocks in the photo remind me of those rainbow cakes I keep seeing on Pinterest.  Have you seen them?



That's just what inspired today's card.  I used the challenge colors to create blocks of color on a white card base, like the strips of color you see inside the rainbow cake.  Each block is debossed with a different PTI impression plate.

For the cake, I stamped all of the layers from Lawn Fawn's Bake Me a Cake onto white cardstock and cut them out, then colored the cake and stand with Copic markers.  The candles were stamped directly onto the Saffron cardstock before it was debossed.

The sentiment, from Verve's Dream Big set, seemed perfectly appropriate for a birthday cake of this magnitude.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (So Saffron, Riding Hood Red), Papertrey Ink (Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, white)
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn (Bake Me a Cake), Verve (Dream Big)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copic markers
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Diamonds, Argyle, Polka Dots, and Book Print impression plates)

I almost gave up on this card halfway through making it, because it just didn't seem "me", but I'm glad I stuck with it.  You can never have too many fun and colorful birthday cards in your stash!

Thanks so much for coming by tonight!

16 comments:

Karen B. said...

Glad you never gave up! Dream Big is a perfect sentiment and seeing the embossing makes me want each and every one of these embossing plates.

xiumaiyuki said...

Isn't Pinterest addicting? Love the different texture in the cs strips. Your interpretation of that rainbow cake is fantastic!

Marisa said...

Love the colour blocking and different EF you used. Way to press through to new frontiers - card is great :)

kasia c. said...

Yummmmm! Oh Christina this is awesome. I love those blocks of colour and their texture. LOVE it! {hugs}

Kim O'Connell said...

LOVE this! I saw that rainbow cake on Pinterest, too! GREAT interpretation! Love all those different embossed panels!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

I am so glad that you kept going because this is such a cheerful and charming card! And I have both of those at stamps so I can CASE you!

The Paper Parade said...

I'm glad you stuck with it because it is adorable!!! I just love it and I so want to try stacking the colors like that now on my own card :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea M said...

OMG!!!! How much do I love this card?!?! Pinning!!! The dry embossed panels are fantastic! LOVE the stamping of the sentiment too! Must remember that idea!!!! Thanks for sharing crafty friend!

Andrea M said...

Oh my… forgot to add - Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

kate adderley said...

love your card, thanks 4 not giving up, love the embossing strips, l want them, love all your work , you are very inspiring.

Cristina said...

Fabulosity! Such a great idea to emboss your different strips to give each of them a life of their own.

Elise said...

THIS card is WONDERFUL on EVERY layer! {heh heh - I HAD to go there!} I simply ADORE your use of our fabulous colors - MEOWWWWW! Everything from the texture to exquisite ink work on that cake - YEAH - BABY! This card kinda makes me NOT mind growing old {!} ... THANK YOU, sweet and talented one, for sharing your FABULOUS work with US - the JUGS! You ROCKED the joint! xoxoxo!

Cassandra said...

You are absolutely on a roll - a very creative week for you, well done.

Indy said...

Love those layers with different embossed designs! Great job.

Heather said...

I love this one too! Great job!

Jen Carter said...

Love how you used the photo as inspiration in your card! The layers of different colored strips are so cute, especially with the different patterns!

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