Sunday, August 17, 2008

Have A Delicious Birthday! Card


Hi everyone,
Good Sunday morning!

I feel like its been a whirlwind of a few days so far - lots of birthdays and birthday cake and wrapping presents and general craziness.... but fun. And in the lieu of fun - I had so much fun making this card - that I was cracking up while making it :)

I think I just made my favorite card! This was made for Taylor's Friday Cupcake challenge. I love her challenges - and I have missed participating in them when we were on vacation. When I first saw this card challenge - I said "Woo-hoo!" Why you ask? Well, I love cupcakes and cutting circles - so what could be better than a card challenge with cupcakes and circles??!!! Not much!!!  (how many "C's" were in that last sentence ?!? LOL!)  Her awesome sketch challenge (to the left) this week incorporated a lot of circles - 9 to be exact!.... and what popped in my mind was to do an action sequence where a cupcake was being eaten.


So I pulled out my stamps and found the cute little cupcake stamp with the cherry that would fit into my 2 inch circle. And then I stamped, masked, aligned with my Stampamajig and stamped and masked again. I took my black pen and then created "bites" in the cupcake and crumbs on the table and created a table by drawing a straight line with my ruler on all the circles at one time.
 
The last circle is my favorite. I think I am going to name this little guy Harold because he looks a lot like my son's teddy bear named Harold. So out came Harold and masked parts of the stamp so that it was just him in the last piece. I then paper pieced Harold and covered him with stickles and painted his eyes white. The ribbon was inserted at two slits on either side of the card and finished with a bow. The sentiment was created in Word,  to read "Have a Delicious Birthday."

This card totally makes me smile :) I was debating trying to draw Harold eating the cupcake in each circle and drawing that out - but then felt it was easier and simpler just to suggest the bites.

 I love the brown and turquoise and pink together. It was a total fun card to make and I think my favorite card so far.  


I loved drawing the little crumbs and afterwards I went over it with a little pink color pencil and a little bit of stickles. 

Its hard to see from the pic - but I love little Harold with his glitter glam and sweet smile after eating the cupcakes.... He is just the cutest... I think the hardest part of making this card was all the masking and use of the Stampamajig... but it was such a fun process and I enjoyed it so much. I suddenly had all these ideas for other cards using this sketch its just a matter for finding enough time in the day to get everything done.... I wish there were 8 days in a week and in between Sunday and Monday could be Stampday. 

Anyhoo - all this talk of cupcakes has gotten me hankering to fix some cupcake yumminess for Sunday brunch.

So off I go to raid the pantry!
Hope all of you are enjoying a super fabulous  Sunday!
Thanks for coming over to visit!
Ciao for now,
Sankari


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Stamps (Inkadinkado & Brenda Walters)
Paper: Cardstock DCVW
Ink: Staz-on Black
Accessories: Ribbon (Offray), Stickles (Red, Crystal, Eucalyptus), Corner Rounder, pink and white paint, Black  and Brown Archival pen from Creative Memories
Show watched:  Deserving Design by Vern Yip :)  don't ya'll {heart} Vern?!

23 comments:

Ophthalmologist said...

How creative is this???!!! WOW! I lve how you created the bites in the cake and little Harold coming up... Sure a card to make someone smile!

Ophthalmologist said...

One more...
I just read your sweet comment on my last card. We have some hard times here at the moment. There were some complications during my husband's kidney transplantation because the new kidney had some abnormal blood vessels, so they had problems to connect them with my husbands blood vessels. Surgery therefore took much longer than planned, the kidney was without blood circulation for a pretty long time, and up to now, we are not sure if the new kidney will really work.
I'm in kind of emotional rollercoaster at the moment - between hope and desperation, and I hope that I'll get along with this situation. Perhaps I should stamp a little bit, but it feels wrong when I stamp while my husband is so sick... crazy, I know.
Thank you again for your kind words. I realy need friends in these times...
Love,
Christiane

Brooke S said...

How cute is this card. I love the little critter at the end. He made me giggle... I have a few of these little critter art my house that get into my pantry as well... :)

Brooke

Stacey Schafer said...

yummy card! you eat the pistachio ice cream & I'll have the cupcake:) Thanks for sharing your awesome creation!

Marie said...

What a cute card! I love all the details and appreciate your effort that you put into the card. I love your blog as well. You are highly creative! Aloha, Marie.

Heather said...

OK!!! I am in love!!! now that is just the cutest thing ever!!!!!!!! I love everything about it! Harold rocks:) How creative and fun!!! wow!

Tamara said...

That is so cute! Very creative! I love the little guy at the end too. He's adorable : ).

Curt in Carmel said...

First, thanks so much for the nice comments you left on my blog! How nice of you! And now may I just say that this is the cutest card I have seen in a long, long time! How absolutely creative are you!?! Your other cards are just stunning! Exceptional talent! Best, Curt

Taylor said...

Oh how cute is this! So clever! Love it!

M. Carmen Lane said...

this one is awesome! it's my favorite, too :)

Tamara said...

This is such a great card. I love the "scene" you created. I am also really impressed that you drew in the bite marks and crumbs. Congrats!

Lynn said...

What a fun cupcake card!!!
This is so cute for the challenge!

Savitri said...

Oh, too cute!!! I love all the little critters on that card!!! Super super adorable!

Jenn in GA said...

super duper adorable, and such creativity at work here! love the disappearing cupcake, and that we get to see the culprit at the end. who could be mad at that face? such fun i haven't seen in a card in a long time. KUDOS!

travelingmama said...

This is just TOO cute! Love it!

The Scrap Pirate said...

That made me smile, you are very talented! My favorite color combo too :)

broni (waterchild12) said...

How incredibly cute!! I love it!!!

Lorraine Robertson said...

So cute, so yummy & I simply adore the colour combo...

Lorraine xxx

Holly said...

so adorable, and incredibly creative! I just love this!

Ashley said...

This is SUPER cute! I love it!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness! This one is SUPER AWESOME. Good call on just suggesting with the bites and only revealing Harold at the end, it makes for such a delightful surprise to the story of it!! Excellently done!

Donna said...

oh dear, this is most adorable! I'm glad I found your blog tonight *can't remember from who, though-maybe Taylor's) LOVE THIS card

Rachel Hope said...

FUNNY! I love your sense of humor!!! Great card!