Birthday Cake Anyone?


I have been working on these card for quite a few days now. I had this idea a long time ago but never really worked on it. When I saw that the theme for the Gallery Idol open auditions was Birthday card for kids and teens, well, my first thought was…ah oh…this is tough..I never make Birthday cards! After some time, I remembered this idea and decided to work with it.

Here is my first card:

Cake Birthday 1

I am not going to go into much detail on how I made this card as I made a video on it. You can see them at the bottom of this post. I used Uchida liquid appliques on this card. What I like most about this design is that you can customize the cake however you like! The first one could be given to a kid or a teen. however, this next one is very specific:

Birthday cake 2

The top circle is Neenah Solar white card stock, but there are 9 60lb weitght paper circles underneath it to make it thick enough for the ribbon to go around it. The zebra print is embossed in black, and the number 13 is puffed up liquid applique.

I couldn’t stop at that and made one more:

Birthday Cake 3

 This was by far the easiest to make. I simply stacked 5 pink car stock circles, and decorated the top with a crown and pearls. Notice I stamped the Hero Arts Envelope pattern on the top of the box. In case you couldn’t tell, all the boxes have a clear cover.

As I was looking at the last two cards later on, I realized that they didn’t exactly look like cakes. I mean, they could pass for nice decoration. Would someone be able to tell that they were cakes right away? I wanted to make something that couldn’t be mistaken for anything but cake. So here was another attempt:

Birthday cake 4

Once again I resorted back to using only liquid applique. I thought this was a bit more like a cake than the previous two. By this time I had also run out of foil paper and had to make my own (details in the video). Still, I wasn’t 100% convinced about the cake business, and then finally something came to mind, and this my friends, I don’t think anyone would mistake it for some random round decoration piece:

Birthday cake 5

Chocolate frosting with sprinkled Pistachio, yam yam 🙂 I applied glossy accent on the chocolate paper and sprinkled crushed Pistachio around the edge.  Once the glossy accent was dry, I wrote the sentiment with white liquid applique.

Here are the videos:

Part 1: Birthday Cake


Part 2: Box cover


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