It’s birthday card-making time and what could be better than a birthday card with chocolate cake? I love the layer cake slice image in the Biggest Birthday Ever Stamp Set – it’s my type of cake!
Of course, I had to make it as a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting by stamping the image with the Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad on Tip Top Taupe Card Stock. I guess it looks more like mocha cake with chocolate fudge frosting, what do you think?
Any kind or variation of chocolate is fine with me!
I had to “fussy cut” the cake slice because the die only cuts out the frosting. However, I think it looks delicious on the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. The cake slice is adhered to the card front layer with Fast Fuse because I was worried about the candles staying attached if I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The candles are punched from Crushed Curry Card Stock with the now-retired candle from the Party Punch Pack. I liked the size better for this card than the dies. I attached the candles with rolled-up Glue Dots at the base, then painted them with Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes: Clear on the candle and Gold on the flame.
The color combination of Emerald Envy from the Green Color Group and Crushed Curry from the Yellow-Orange Color Group is an Analogous Plus Color Scheme. Skip over Green-Yellow/Yellow-Green and Yellow Color Groups to get beside the Yellow-Orange Group.
Both colors are Hues, so the combination is bright from the equal intensities. Both colors are also in the Designer Series Paper background. The background pattern includes a high percentage of Whisper White, so I have ignored all those other colors in the color scheme. Otherwise, I’d have to create a Wide-Angle Analogous Plus Color Scheme. And I don’t want to do that!
Of course the color combination is good for Birthdays as well as Party and other types of Celebrations. The Green of Emerald Envy and Yellow-Orange of Crushed Curry are very close to the Green Bay Packers’ colors.
- Biggest Birthday Ever Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Sweet Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle 
- Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill 
- Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush 
- Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush 
- Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Emerald Envy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 
- Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper 
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Ribbon & Trim
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