Feb 19 2008

Quick SAB Birthday!

Just a quick post tonight — this is a card I did for my hostess club ladies to do this week, showcasing one the the SAB sets, Birthday Whimsy. Love how quick and easy it is to produce a card with this set by paper piecing. Also, I used the layout of my last Friday’ challenge, which was this fun and easy sketch by Leslie Miller. And although Wild Wasabi was the least favorite of the new colors for me this year, it has really grown on me. I find it pairs up so well with so many of the colors. Here I’m using it again with Soft Sky — just love that combo! Here’s my card:


The Designer Paper used is Spring Silhouettes. The background is stamped tone on tone Soft Sky with the Floral background stamp. Again, the layout is from Leslie Miller, as used in my ssnotime22 challenge. The cake was first stamped on the white panel with Soft Sky, then stamped again on a white scrap with Wild Wasabi ink and cut out, then mounted on the panel over the Soft Sky cake with Dimensionals. However, just for fun, and because my Cuttlebug was out, I ran the green cake through the Cuttelbug after I cut it out, before adhering it. It gives a fun texure to the cake! The cake plate was lightly colored with a Soft Sky reinker and an aquapainter. The cake panel is mounted onto the card, over the ribbon, with mounting tape.

  • Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Floral (background)
  • Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Spring Silhouettes DP
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon, So Saffron Marker (for flames)
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds (the flames) , Aquapainter (the cake plate), Mounting Tape.

Thanks much for looking!!! Should get another SU sample up tomorrow!

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Quick SAB Birthday!”

  1. Kathy (Wattle) says:

    What a great card! Love the design and the colours are fantastic! Also love the idea of putting the cake through the cuttlebug….must try that myself! 🙂

  2. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Cute card, Sharon. Wasabi was my fav right from the beginning. Both cards for tomorrow are wonderful…can’t wait to make them.

  3. LeAnne says:

    Very clever, Sharon! I am seeing these DP a lot, I must get some!

  4. Velta says:

    Hi Sharon ~ I love this cute B’day Card! You are right, the colors do go well together. Your use of the Cuttlebug always amazes me and makes me wish that I had thought of that…but I will remember next time 🙂

  5. Carolen says:

    Love your idea for texturizing the cake! Will
    steal that for lots of things! Thanks!

  6. flossie says:

    what a great card, blue and green is such a great color combination.

  7. Becky G says:

    Fantastic card, Sharon! I love that color combo!

  8. Nice! I like how the fun cake works with the more elegant papers.

  9. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    These colors are so pretty together!!! Gorgeous!!!

  10. Oh Sharon I LOVE how you did the cake from the blue candle and glass plate effect to the embossing texturing effect. Awesome!!

  11. Even your quick and easy cards are fabulous!! Love the colors and texture on this!!

  12. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Sharon, you are the Queen of designer papers, you always come up with the most beautiful cards using it. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  13. Donelda says:

    Great card. Isn’t it funny how we all like different things…Wild Wasabi is one of my favorite colors… and I loved it from first sight! …. it and Soft Sky will be the colors I purchase before they leave us forever LOL. I love how you’ve put the two together!!

  14. Debra says:

    I absolutely love these colors together.

  15. Laura says:

    WOW! I can’t believe how elegant you have made this whimiscal set look! Beautiful…love the embossed cake!

  16. nancy littrell says:

    Your challenge layout worked great for your beautiful card. Love the textures and color combo. TFS

  17. StampMom says:

    I really like the paper piecing on this Sharon — great, clean, perky card.

  18. Desiree says:

    This is a really fun card. I love the color combination.

  19. leslierich says:

    I love this color combo, too, and I never would have thought to use it until I got this paper. So pretty! The blue really softens the Wasabi. I like how the layout worked for your card (thanks!). Everything you did makes this extra special!

  20. Sharon says:


    Can i know if you have a classic silver and white birhtday card for a 21 year old. Any suggestion on how to design it. I search for a classic birthday card for 21 year old, and i know that silver and white is the common one, but could not find any references. You might be just the person to help me. Thanks

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