February 9, 2014


I had so much fun creating this hybrid birthday card for my husband. MDS to the rescue -- ONCE AGAIN!

Using the darling row of birthday candles from my MDS arsenal, I colored them all in shades of blues and greens, with the burning flames an expected yellow, of course. I printed out several rows of the burning candles, and headed down to my Creation Station to finish the card.

To add a little dimension to the otherwise static row of birthday candles, I cut out random candles from a separate row I had printed, applied them over their counterparts and popped them up with pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The candles were then matted onto Gumball Green and Marina Mist cardstock. To accommodate the extra length of the row of candles, the card needed to be oversized: 4" x 8 1/2" for a finished size.

Originally, I had just planned to mount the matted piece to the white card front. Uh uh. Way too stark. So I dug through some retired stamp sets, and came up with these cute dotted circles. I stamped them randomly across the background in Gumball Green and Marina Mist. 

Then to echo the tiny little lines under each flame, I added a narrow strip of black underneath the matted candles. 

Kind of a jaunty happy card to maybe ease the "pain" of growing another year older. I hope.



  1. This is such a gorgeous card! I adore the blues and greens !!!
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  2. That is so cute!! Hope you aren't saying hubby is getting old! See you in a while too!

  3. Very cute, love the multi-dimensional aspect

  4. So cute... you're very creative! Thanks for linking at Share it Sunday!! Pinning this!

  5. I like how some of the candles are 3-D and others are not. I think receiving a handmade card is much nicer than one from the store!

  6. What a terrific card!! I see only 15 candles.... How old is he really?
    Happy Valentine’s Day :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. Awesome card! It gives me some great ideas for my daughters 21 birthday. 21 candles on her card and one on the cake for good luck! I can't wait to get started :) Thanks so much for the inspiration, I would love for you to share this at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party: http://kraftycardsetc.com/2014/02/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-28.html

  8. This is so cute! I love the 3D candles. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.