Build A Cake 3D Washi Birthday Card

by Joanne James16. June 2015 15:28

As promised, I'm back today to share with you the birthday card I made for Rebecca to celebrate her tenth birthday yesterday. I used this week's sketch layout at TGIF Challenges as my inspiration:

Whilst most of her birthday cards had a distinctly 'pink' theme, Rebecca loves bright colours and patterns and I wanted to create something based around the colours of the new Cherry On Top DSP stack and the co-ordinating washi tape - here's what I came up with: 

Bright, right?! I used Watermelon Wonder as my base and Bermuda Bay for my mat layers, then created a panel of stripes using each of the Cherry On Top washi tapes. On my central panel, I stamped the sentiment and cake stand directly onto the base, then created a 3D cake by stamping each of the 'Build A Birthday' cake layers onto a separate piece of Whisper White and curving with my bone folder before adhering to my card. I topped my cake with a trio of washi tape flags and added a Cucumber Crush blossom accent, complete with rhinestone, to finish. Check out my cute little flags below - so easy to make by wrapping a piece of washi tape around the end of a cocktail stick and snipping to create flag shapes: 

I used the positioning of the stars on the sketch to hold a handcrafted birthday badge that could be removed - when your birthday is on a school day, a badge is most definitely a part of birthday uniform! I simply stamped a 1 3/4" circle with age, sentiment and a birthday balloon and popped it into a badge kit - here's a close up: 

The verdict? Rebecca loved it, so mission accomplished! She had a lovely day at school and the we all went out for dinner with grandparents before coming home to open yet more presents. Oh to be ten again!

Back tomorrow with this week's Wednesday Deals and another card for the TGIF Challenge, only this time the Monthly Throwdown. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (5) -

KathyUnited Kingdom
6/16/2015 9:57:03 PM #

It's lovely Joanne - but looks 20 times better in real life.  I like the clever use of the washi tape as the background and again to make the layers of the cake ....... and those little flags are so cute.


Jeanna Bohanon
Jeanna BohanonUnited States
6/19/2015 4:45:45 AM #

I LOVE this card! All of the thought and detail - it is exquisite! Thanks for playing along with this sketch at #TGIF Challenges!!!


Allison Okamitsu
Allison OkamitsuCanada
6/19/2015 6:41:09 AM #

Those little flags are so so so cute! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge at TGIF!


Jennifer Frost
Jennifer FrostAustralia
6/19/2015 6:59:41 AM #

Such a fun, vibrant card!  Love the 3D effect. That badge is fabulous! So glad you could play at #TGIF Challenges this week.


James Weber
James WeberUnited States
6/19/2015 8:11:14 AM #

Such a great, fun, colorful card!  This was selected as the winner of the challenge!!  Thanks for playing along and congrats Smile


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