It couldn't have been more fortuitous as well that this week's Penny Black Challenge Blog offered a "buffet challenge" that helped me how to put this card together. Below is the Penny Black buffet menu in which the participants are to choose 4 items from the menu:
The four buffet menu ingredients that I used on my card are: Patterned Paper (from the October Afternoon collection), Ribbon (a pretty pink gingham and some lace too), 3 pink Prima flowers and 3 Gems (which I put in the centers of the flowers).
For the cupcake I used a mixture of yellow and ivory Flowersoft for the cake and white Liquid Pearls for the 'vanilla icing.' While the Liquid Pearls was still wet I sprinkled some microbeads on to serve as 'sprinkles.'
The original stamp only has one candle and I wanted two candles so I stamped the image twice, cut two candles and adhered them to the image on tiny pop dots. I also stamped, colored and cut a second set of balloons and mounted them on pop dots too.
The card has a lot of dimension and I am pleased with how it turned out. I hope our little special girl will enjoy it too for her second birthday.
Now that the card is finished, I need to finish up her little birthday present.