Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cake Fun!!

Since I have been guilty of relentlessly flogging a couple of stamps set lately, I had a dig in my stash, and found Big Bold Birthday. I find this set brilliant for kids card....and (as in this case I was hoping) a male adult card....but it was not to be!!! I saw this card on SCS and used it as a base for my card. I took a slight bit of artistic liscence (changed the orientation etc) but essentially kep the colours close to the original. Here is my version.



Now whilst I was happy overall with the card, for the birthday boy that I had in mind, it was not quite what I had hoped!! Here are some close ups of the cake and the side brackets, which are Small ovals with a word window punch and a pewter brad. I had not even tried something like this before, but I like what it does for the card.














I am now in the habit of making 2 of the same card at a time, so that my stash can be replenished. I wanted to try and "bloke" the card up a bit more, so I got out my Cuttlebug and this is what I came up with.



Here is the close up of the Cuttlebugged icing. I think it makes the 'chocolate' look delish!!!



Alas however, whilst (I hope) improving the look of the card, it's improving blokey-ness was very elusive! I therefore admitted defeat for the moment and currently have another version (currently in pieces) in deeper, more masculine tones (fingers crossed)!! I'll share that upon completion.

Thanks for popping by.

Stuff used:
CS: (SU) Certainly Celery, Baja breeze, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: (SU) Certainly Celery, Chocolare Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Stamps: (SU) Big Bold Birthday. "Happy Birthday" fm Jemac (Item Code: W39D)
Punches: (SU) Small Oval Punch and Word Window Punch
Other bits: Cuttlebug "Devine Swirls" embossing folder, Crimper, Dimensionals, Pewter brads.

Lynda xx

7 comments:

Melissa Davies said...

I love this, well done certainly may case this one for sure.

Jenny Hayward said...

Nice card Lynda! I like those side brackets. I will have to store that away for sometime!!

Hope all is well,
Jenny xxx

Margaret L Crawford said...

Lynda, I like your use of the Cuttlebug Devine Swirls on the icing - inspired. Well done, Margaret

Steph said...

I love this card and you are right the swirls make the top of the cupcake look like it should be eaten!! Hope you fixed the hacker problem rude beggars!

Steph x

Cheryl said...

Now you are being too hard on yourself.....this is FANTASTIC!!! I love it!!
xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

LOL! I had a giggle when I read this post! I think you achieved "blokey" perfectly well ... and feel you need to give yourself a big pat on the back!!! Love the colours ... and I do agree the cuttlebug didn't really add to the "blokeyness" ... but I think overall it is a blokey card! Hugs Andrea xx

Tanya Kitto said...

Awesome card Lynda, I just love how the icing turned out & YUP I'd def be there drooling over it ;)
Thanks for the inspiration luv :)

Hugs
Tan xox