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.
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.