My little friend Lilah just turned 3 years old. She’s an artist, like me and I wanted to make her a card that would really wow her!
I started with a piece of cupcake shaped chipboard found in a dollar bin at Michael’s a year or three ago.
I painted it with white acrylic paint and while it was drying I prepared the elements. The flowers are white paper roses about the size of a quarter that I spritzed with dye ink. (I didn’t worry about getting total coverage because I liked how having some white spots on the petals gave the flowers more depth.) These were glued onto the cupcake for frosting.
The cherry on top is a clear flat sided marble. I just dripped drops of Cardinal Red Ancient Page ink over it until it was covered. Being alcohol based it dried in no time and I love the rich color.
I cut the number 3 from both paper and O’So Sticky Tape with my Cricut. The micro beads are a mixture of fuchsia and rose opaque.
The cupcake paper is made from a piece of striped scrapbook paper. I stamped Happy Birthday with a Kaleidacolor Spectrum ink pad and put the paper through a crimper. Crimping paper will cause it to shrink, so it’s important to crimp first and cut to size after.
Lilah’s sweet little face lit up when I gave her the card so I think she liked it!