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Jun 17, 2010

absc24 - Birthday Cake

Hello! - It's time once again for the newest Annabelle Sketch challenge.  This one's a bit different (at least it was for me) with those alternating side panels.   It works up really fun though and is a great way to use up some of those scraps (come on we all have them) that you have laying around. I hope you'll give it a try.                                                                                                                         For my card this week I chose Helen's Party for my stamp set.  I haven't used it in awhile and wanted to give it some more lovin.  I chose My Mind's Eye (Bloom and Grow) designer paper and based my colors from that.
My card base is: Bermuda Bay layered with Certainly Celery.  The panels are, MME DP, and Apricot Appeal card stock. 
For the focal image I stamped the Cake with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and water colored it with: Bermuda Bay, Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery and YoYo yellow ink pads and an Aqua Painter.  I added some Lemonade Glitter (Art Institute) to highlight the flame and used Crystal Effects on the cake platter.  This was mounted to an oval of Tangerine Card Stock.  The sentiment was masked and stamped (side by side).  I used Lime Sprinkles and an Orange Gem for my bling and tied on some May Arts Orange Dotted Sheer ribbon to complete the card.

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  1. Adorable card! I love the sparkle you added to the candle! Really love the fun layout!

  2. Oh, I love this sketch! I also love what you did with it!

  3. Love the bright colours on your card this week! And what a sweet little cake from my fave set! :)

  4. Hi Ida, You did a fabulous job with the sketch, the colors are so bright and cheerful.

  5. STUNNING Ida! LOVE your colour combo, it's so bright and fresh, love it! Love your ribbon it's so pretty and the colour is gorgeous!
    You rocked this weeks sketch, Ida lol!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  6. you really did a nice job with this sketch ida-I love the colors on this card-so "summery" looking

  7. Beautiful colours Ida, very bright and cheery!