Happy Day Cake Card and Gift Card Holder

This week is my last time hosting this month at Crazy 4 Challenges. I’ve loved cakes and this colour combo for a long time. Gold, coral and mint are so pretty together. So my challenge for the design team and all of you was to use the photo below as inspiration.

c4c happy day cake and gift card holder

So I finally got this stamp a few weeks ago and I love colouring it! This time I used watercolour which worked out really well. It’s especially easy to watercolour when you heat emboss first. In case you are wondering about the colouring on the cake, because this cake has visible icing between the layers, to me it looks like a naked cake. These usually have icing over the cake but so little you can see through it. So I started with a light tan ‘baked’ colour. Then I used a fan brush to add some streaks of ‘icing’ over the top. The icing is usually white but I decided to use mint.

For the envelope, I used some new dies by Concord & 9th. Instead of 1 huge envelope die they provide a top and bottom outline only. This allows you to adjust the height of the envelope if you wish. They also included many extra dies since so little metal is used for the envelope dies themselves. On the envelope flap, I die cut the words, Happy Day. Behind them I placed some Tim Holtz gold glitter paper. for finishing touches, I added some lace, pompom trim, sequins, gold paint splatters and a silk ribbon bow for the gift card holder.

Enjoy, Rebecca

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beccreates1

Hi! I’m a disabled SAHM of three wonderful boys. Married since 1997 to Tim. I love crafts, creating art, sewing, needlework, making jewelry, reading, watching movies and snuggling with my fat tabby cat, Jesse. My boys are all on the autism spectrum so it’s a chaotic but fun life. I live in a small town north-east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s in the middle of corn fields and horse farms while still feeling like a suburb.

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