Celebrate With Cake – CIC 444

It’s time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and this time around it is a colour challenge. We’re looking for projects that use peach, lime and cream. Our sponsor this time around is Bugaboo Stamps who are offering a $12 gift certificate to our lucky winner.

I began by printing the Birthday Bird 01 digi from Bugaboo Stamps onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then coloured it in using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I decided to use green for the bird, using LG4, LG3 and LG1 to get the limey colour I wanted. The beak and feet I coloured with my peachy colour, using BO2, GY2 and FS7. I used the same peach combination for some of the stripes on the hat and candle (the other candle stripes being green) as well as the cupcake wrapper. I used GB2, FS8 and the blender pen to create my cream colour which I used for the icing, the other stripes on the hat, the fork and the balloon. I did also bring in just a touch of yellow to colour the flame on the candle.

Next I moved on to adding my sentiment. I used stamps from Uniko’s Birthday Sentiments stamp sets stamped with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then used the Background Blocks Party Confetti stamp, also from Uniko, to add some interest directly to the bottom of the card base. I stamped it with Simon Says Stamp Key Lime ink. I trimmed my image panel down and ran the green ink pad along the bottom edge of it to help differentiate it from the card base, then adhered it into place with double-sided tape.

My final touch was to add Glossy Accents to the balloon and the eyes of the bird.

I’m happy with this card. It’s a fun birthday card and I feel the colours work nicely for it. The sentiment goes really nicely with the image too. It’s nice to get back to card making after having had a somewhat unplanned break – I was out of the country for a week (which was planned) as well as being ill for that week and the following one (which wasn’t planned). I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things now, so expect more cards and videos coming soon.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

{PIN}spirational Challenges – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Cupcake Inspirations – Colour Palette: Lime, Peach and Cream

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenges – Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenge – Clean and Simple

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges – Anything Goes

SheepSki Designs Challenge – Animal Magic

The Cutie Pie Challenge – Delightful Digis

The House That Stamps Built – Creatures


Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)







28 thoughts on “Celebrate With Cake – CIC 444

  1. Oh my goodness, what a happy little card. That bird just makes me smile!! Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy’s Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

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  2. ACK! How fabulous is your big-eyed bird, fork in hand, ready to dive into his yummy cupcake! Sooooo adorable! Delighted to see this cutie in the ATSM gallery

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  3. If this card doesn’t give the recipient a big smile I don’t know why. It is so cute and fun, Charlotte. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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