Thursday, 21 April 2011

A Sweet Card

I am lucky enough to count The Caked Crusader  (CC) amongst my friends.  If you haven't ever seen her blog - do check it out - the recipes are great and she's very funny.  She's also a special guest star in Jenny Colgan's latest novel Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe providing advice for the first time cupcake maker.

I wanted to make CC a card to thank her for being a particularly good friend over the past few months - and of course I knew it had to be cake related.

I remembered a cupcake image on the Better Together cartridge and I was off.

I cut the cupcake image in layers at a whopping 8 inches.  I wanted to personalise the card so I flood filled the shape that said 'heh cupcake' with one of the patterns on the cart and then cut out 'the caked crusader' using a font from Plantin Schoolbook filled with a pink pattern from Better Together cartridge.

I wanted no white space on the card so I cut 3 more cupcake shapes (2 of them flipped horizontally to make backing pages), flood filling each with a different pattern (again from Better Together). 

I added a little glitter on the cupcake case and the frosting - because I seem to love glitter!

If I were to make it again I'd shadow the letters to help them pop out a bit more - but overall I'm happy with this card.  I love these colours and think the final card is a happy thing.

1 comment:

  1. I treasure my card, although, when you become a famous presenter on Create & Craft, I will - of course - sell it to the highest bidder on ebay!


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