Before I show you the card and tell you how to make it, I have to give another shout out to Mary Fish who inspired the layout and the colors. Mary's card was made for this week's Paper Pal Arts color challenge--which I'm also playing along in--and she used a color block technique that is fabulous!! I didn't want to copy her card completely, so I used her idea and created my own. Thanks again for the inspiration, Mary!
The challenge colors are so pretty together. I love to play in color challenges because I would never come up with these combinations on my own!
Just like Mary did, I started with a Tip Top Taupe card base, cut lengthwise, and added a Whisper White panel. I cut 1" x 5" strips of Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe and adhered them to a 3" x 4-7/8" piece of Whisper White. I attached this color block to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Next, I stamped the cake silhouette from the "Party Wishes" stamp set in Watermelon Wonder onto a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut it with my Paper Snips. I stamped the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder onto a 1.5" strip of Whisper White that I flagged with the Banner Triple Punch. I adhered the flag to the card by placing two Stampin' Dimensionals on the right side to keep it level with the color block and with Snail Adhesive on the left side. I also adhered the cake to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I stamped the single birthday candles in Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder and punched them out with the coordinating punch from the Party Punch Pack. PRO TIP: To adhere these tiny candles, lay them on a scrap of card stock and run Snail Adhesive over them and then peel them off--they're like stickers!
Finally, I stamped two balloons in Tip Top Taupe and adhered them to the banner with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added strings with my Tip Top Taupe marker.
This card really is yummy! I reminds me of cherry chocolate chip ice cream--mmm! That would be good with some birthday cake!