Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cake, Glorious Cake!

Well, I'm finally getting around to the SCS Color Challenge from Christmas day! The sample card by Christy S ( was so appealing to me because even though the colors are very traditional Christmas colors, her card wasn't Christmas-y at all. So I made it my personal challenge too, to make a card that wasn't for Christmas. Christy said her inspiration for the card was a Fazoli's ad with similar colors. Well, my DD's have had a box of candy canes sitting on the desk by the computer monitor for a week, and coincidentally the box is the same colors as the challenge too! So it was inspiring me.

Then I remembered this card by Michelle Boyer ( It was one of the very first cards I ever put in my faves, because I loved the striped background. I even PM'd her and asked how she did it, and she told me it was just ink taken from the lid of her pad and painted on with an aqua painter! So that's what I ended up doing for my card for this challenge!

I used a Versamarker and Iridescent Ice EP on the cake and stars... if I had more time this morning I would have used Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds instead. I have NO patience to wait for things to dry, though! The stars are from my snowflake Cuttlebug die, because I also have no patience for cutting out tiny things! Cutting out the cake was the extent for me today.

Stamps: Make a Wish by Gina K Designs
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Real Red, Glorious Green, Green Galore; Hollo's white; DCWV yellow (for star candle flames)
Ink: SU! Real Red, Glorious Green, Green Galore; Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Versamarker; SU! Iridescent Ice EP; clear EP (sentiment); Cuttlebug snowflake die (for stars) and Divine Swirls embossing folder; red dotted organdy (source unknown); foam squares


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work and lovely traditional colours! :)
Happy New Year.

Sewflake said...

Oh Wow! This must be my favorite color combinations, that was my first reaction when I saw your card. Nice work!

Sewflake said...

I went back and read about your card, what a cool idea for the background. I will have to rembember that one and give it a try. So many ideas and so little time!

Unknown said...

from a fellow "sister"......I love your card, and your blog is awesome too.Enjoy