Monday, 21 July 2014

Mini Easel Card: Happy Birthday

Jess wanted to give her bestie an early birthday surprise during her stay in Penang. My handmade card was part of the surprise. Feel so grateful!

I made her a card which based on the sketch from Just Add Ink #223 Sketch Challenge.

I thought of a round cake served on a cake board which being cut into 4 pieces when I first saw this sketch. Oh no! I think I was craving for cakes for my supper again! 

Hmm… why not I create a card which a cake serve in the middle of the card since it is a birthday card? But I should not ‘cut the cake’ before blowing candles! Well, it is not necessary for me to cut the paper into pieces in order to follow the sketch. I can decorate the ‘cake’ based on the sketch, am I right?  


Here’s the card I came out with:

The ‘round cake’ in the middle actually is a circle easel card. It was attached to a clear window of a white card. It was like a cake served on a glass cake stand.

The base of the ‘cake’ was embossed to create the dotted surface.  I decorated the ‘cake’ using die cut vines, leaves and DIY roses from pastel color cardstocks.

Here’s the close up of the easel card.

I found a box that perfectly fit this card. No alteration needed as the box was nicely printed. Although the prints were totally different mood or style from my card, it was one of the best solutions when you were in a rush.  I used the washi tapes to cover some wordings and stains.

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  1. This is fantastically creative, and oh-so-pretty, Tee! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  2. I love that you were inspired by a cake and then created your own Tee. Its fun, delightful, creative and very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

    1. Thank you, Kim! I'm a cake lover, just like how I love papers, but I never thought I can go to the extend that I will 'move' a cake onto a card... Hehe...

  3. Very creative. I love how you came up with your concept and your card is finished so beautifully. What fun! TFS

  4. What a clever card and so pretty! A clever take on the JAI sketch too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  5. WOW WOW WOW just love your take on our sketch this week!

    So lovely to see your entry at Just Add Ink this week.

    JAI Design Team

    1. Thank you, Trish! I'm having fun and happy to join in this week's challenge!

    2. Thank you, Trish! I'm having fun and happy to join in this week's challenge!

  6. SImply stunning. Beautiful soft colours and matches the cake perfectly. A very special gift. Chantell JAI

  7. Oh wow!!!! What a gorgeous take on my sketch! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

  8. What a fantastic idea and just so original. Love it.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas'.

  9. Wow! What a fantastic project! So pretty too! Thank you for participating in the pwp challenge!