We're going to a first birthday party today so I needed a cute birthday card. I remembered I had this Darcie's stamp that would make a great shaker so I dug it out of storage and came up with this:
I popped up all the pink frosting parts on foam tape and there's a bit of yellow stickles on the candle for sparkle. I diecut the number 1 out of medium weight chipboard and also white cardstock and glued them together. I then stamped it with the top frosting portion of the same birthday cake stamp and colored with Copics to match.
A little added touch: If you look at the close-up shot, you can see I colored the edges of the craft foam layer with Copics so that it wouldn't be stark white.
I totally CASE'd the design from a card by Anne Sanborn on p. 128 of the April 2008 issue of Cards magazine. The stamp was a little too tall for a standard 1/4 sheet card so I had to make it extra tall and the design by Anne was just perfect! When I was planning the card, I was going to change up more of the elements, but as I was creating, I just loved her card too much to change it! Thanks so much to Anne for this wonderful design!!
Other materials used: white cardstock - Georgia Pacific; pink cardstocks and paper piercing template - Stampin' Up!; Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirl embossing folders - Cuttlebug; ribbon - May Arts; diecut - Sizzix; brads - Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts; shaker mixture - Darcie's.