This has been a whirlwind of a week - lots of birthdays this week! In light of that, today's card is actually the card I gave my Dad for his birthday on Friday. I hope you enjoy!
I started off with a standard, white 5"x6.5" card and overlaid the front with some birthday paper I bought at Hobby Lobby the other day. (Celebrations 6"x12" paper pack) Then, I wanted something birthday and cute, but not TOO girly or childish, as it WAS for my Dad, after all. :) Here is what I came up with:
I used the cupcake from Doodlecharms for this card and I cut it and its layers out at 4.88" on my Gypsy. I cut the base layer and some sprinkles out of plain blue cardstock; the icing out of lime green plain cardstock; the shadow, flame and some sprinkles from plain yellow cardstock; the candle and some more sprinkles out of plain red cardstock. All of this cardstock just came from my stash. I layered the cupcake together, but wanted some dimension, so I put the cupcake on some foam to attach it to its shadow. I also wanted the candle flame to stand out, since it was the same color as the shadow, so I inked the edges of it with Barn Door colored Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The sentiment on the inside is a stamp I had in my stash and I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass for the color.
Then came the fun part!!! I have fallen in love with the idea of Action Wobbles, but they are sold out of them online (plus they're expensive!). So, I made my own! I used two 1" circles (I finally got me a punch so these are quick and easy) and a small coil of 26-gauge wire. Take just enough wire to wrap around your cylinder (I use my Zig 2-way Glue Pen since it's bigger around) one full wrap and a couple of half wraps. Tape the ends of the coil, one to each of the circles, and then use a glue dot to secure the wobble to the card and the cupcake. Easy peasy! Here's a quick clip of the wobble in action:
I hope you have enjoyed my Dad's birthday card as much as we did! I know I had fun making it! :)
Have a great rest of your weekend! And, now, Happy Birthday to me!! :D