Ok, maybe not your birthday, but it was Emogene’s birthday recently. I wanted to make something cool, something unusual, something that would make her smile.
I know - a tri-shutter card covered with glittery dots, owls with party hats, and a great big birthday cake! That’s just the ticket!
I saw the idea on DarleneDesigns.com blog and changed it up a bit.
I dusted off my Silhouette to cut out the birthday cake. I cut 4 cakes – brown, pink, blue, and yellow – and used the pieces that were cut out of the blue, pink and yellow to put in the cut out parts of the cake. The white dots are made with a white gel pen. I almost got too carried away with that, but I think I stopped just in time. Did I go one (or ten) dot(s) too far?
Here it is partially open. I used yellow Stickles for the candle flame and put a little green pom pom on one owl’s party hat.
Open all the way. Baker’s twine for the balloon strings and googlie (sp?) eyes for the owl’s eyes. All of those tiny pieces that get punched with the owl punch are too much trouble to use for the eyes, and i like the googlie eyes better anyway. The hats were cut out of some patterned paper that had a banner design on it. I just used the banner pieces for hats. The owl bellies and balloons are patterned paper, too. The sentiment is stamped inside a Gina K Designs stamp that coordinates with the Nestabilities. Love her stamps! The little cupcake circles are made with a Tonic punch, then punched out with a circle punch, and popped up on some foam adhesive.
Here’s a close up of the cake. Chocolate, of course.
I had a lot of fun making this card and Emogene said she really enjoyed getting it – mission accomplished. It even arrived intact – no eyes crushed or missing. Good job, PO.
I really do need to use my Silhouette more often. There are so many pretty designs and it’s easy to use, I don’t know why I don’t use it more. I tried to cut this cake design by hand and wasted several pieces of paper before I decided to look in my Silhouette library to see if I had something that would work. Bingo - this is exactly what I had in mind. I should poke around in there some more, there’s no telling what I might find.