Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and I really wanted to make it special. For my card, I wanted to use the challenges from Dynamic Duos, Crazy4Challenges, Our Creative Corner, and Less Is More.
I made this card using a cutout from the Artiste Cricut cartridge. The challenge at Crazy4Challenges was to use the negative space of your die cut. So I cut it right out of my card front. On the inside of my card I stamped the cupcake from Artiste, colored it with alcohol markers, and decorated the sprinkles with bitty sparkles. This card really came together nicely, because the exact stamp I wanted to use had stripes AND polka dots, which was the challenge for a one-layer card at Less is More! I used the colors sky blue & grass green from Dynamic Duos, and the inspiration photo from Our Creative Corner. I also added some Antiqued Copper brads for the metal embellishment from Our Creative Corner:
I had to use the Artiste booklet to hold my card closed. Here is the inside:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Just a Number, Artiste birthday
Ink: Cocoa, Pear, Sky
Marker Sets: Pear, Sky
Other: Basic Bitty Brads, Sparkles - Brown & Tan Assortment
I also made a banner for his birthday using Black Artiste letters and paper from Dotty For You. I used jute twine and staples to hang it:
I took an idea I saw on pinterest and cut tablecloths in half legthwise to use as streamers. I like the way it looks!
And here's the birthday boy:
His presents and the cards DDs made him:
The cake I made is funny-looking! He only likes chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but it looked kind of plain, so I whipped up a batch of butter frosting, dyed it green, and loaded it into a piping bag with a large star tip. I put a border around the edge, and then tried to write "Happy Birthday" in the middle. My tip was too large, so I ran out of room and had to go off the edge!
I hope you liked my birthday post. I might be making a bigger deal out of birthdays from now on, so check back in about a month when DD3 turns 4.