Tuesday 5 April 2011

An 80th Birthday "Cake"

It was my Auntie's 80th birthday on Sunday and she really likes my cards so I wanted to make her a really special one she can keep.  I saw amazing card by the very talented Kathrin aka Krumel on her blog back in February and despite the complexity being beyond my normal card making attempts, I decided I wanted to give it a go.

The most exciting part of the card, which is basically a boxy easel card, is that is has a little cake inside and a box to hold the candles.....

There are very good instructions on how to make this card over at Stempeleinmaleins (stamp something) a German blog, but most of their stuff is in English too.   This is what it looks like when you take the candles out of their little box and put them in the "cake".

I've used a really cute tilda and some matching magnolia balloons which I stamped on acetate with stazon and then stamped again and cut out the balloon part on paper and coloured and glittered and stuck them behind the acetate so that you don't have to cut around the fiddly strings.

It fits the following challenges:

http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-msl-challenge-ribbon.html  - use ribbon

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-92-more-than-1-fold.html  - more than one fold - this one has lots of folding!

http://justmagnolia.blogspot.com/2011/04/week-100-simon-says-stamp-special.html - anything goes

http://copiccreations.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/challenge-no-47-your-favorite-copic-technique/   favourite copic technique - this took some thought initially but then I realised that the thing I like to do most with my copics is the shading which makes the characters look like they have really shiny hair!

I did enjoy making this card, but it took me two FULL evenings, so I don't think I'll be making them to order any time soon.....

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  1. Cor blimey Tara, this is fantastic. Love everything, the colours, the Tilda image but that cake inside really is the bees knees. A definite keepsake.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Oh how adorable!!! What a cute project! Of course, I wouldn't light the candles, hehe ;) Very cool, would you do a tutorial on how to make this project please? :)

  3. Oh what a gorgeous 'cake' card!! Such fabulous colours, papers and stunning details, fabulous work with the acetate and baloons. Your colouring of the lovely Tilda is fantastic - difficult to choose a favourite technique isn't it. I have this type of card on my long, long to do list - maybe one day!!!

    So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
    Heather xx

  4. WOW this is stunning, Well Done, thanks for playing on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

  5. Your "boxy easel card" is lovely and so worth the two-day effort. You've filled the perfect Tilda image beautifully. I especially love the work you put into her hair and shading. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  6. Woah, this was definitely worth all the effort! The image is super cute, and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  7. Gorgeous! Love the balloons at the back, bet your Auntie loved this. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

  8. I'm not surprised it took two days to complete this project and it was worth every minute! I expect your aunt was delighted with it and will treasure it I'm sure.

  9. WOW! love everything about this project!

    Hugs June

  10. Gosh that looks complicated. Its beautiful.

  11. Wow! I saw your card spotlighted at Copic Creations and just had to hop on over to your blog to tell you what an outstanding card this is!! I'm sure your aunt was thrilled receiving it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!


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