The new sketch from the Paper Players called to me. LOUD.
I admit that I have SO MUCH of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, all retired (unfortunately), that I have been hoarding. For what??? And now it's not even current.
So, for this card, I gulped deeply and grabbed the darling birthday-flavored DSP.
Several of the patterns from this DSP pack would have been ideal for my birthday project, but aren't these party hats just the cutest? I decided to go with them, and actually CUT INTO THE SHEET OF PAPER! I'm glad I did because I love the look of it!
For my birthday cake focal point, I once again selected a stamp from the hostess set, Time to Celebrate. This spiffy birthday cake was the only image in the set that I hadn't played with yet.
My tendency was to color in the cake elements with Blendabilities. But no. They're not available anymore. Wahhh! So I grabbed my trusty Stampin' Write Markers in Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry, and did a "sprinkling" of coloring.
I liked where this card was going, but I do think that the real "icing on the cake", so to speak, are the three little banners on the right side. I stacked them and varied their lengths, and I am so happy with how they turned out! I added a little strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to finish off the area.
This is the Paper Players sketch my card was based on:
I have decided that I would use this card as a project for my upcoming April Stamp-In Workshop. I hope my girls like it!