First up, my sketch! This was taken from the December 2010 Card Maps! You can check out all the sketches HERE....
And... here's my take on this one!
You can see I was pretty "literal" with my spin on this one! I used Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Two for my shape. I am just LOVING those border dies! After I was done with my shape, I kept the die on the edge and then sponged on some Distress Ink in Spun Sugar to add a soft pink glow. Then.. the fun part came! I used the Cupcakes set that Becky Fleck designed for Penny Black to create some birthday pizazz! I used two of the cupcakes from the set and paired it with a birthday candle that I stamped all over my main mat. I used Tuxedo Black Memento and then colored up my images with a mix of Copic markers! Mat it all up on some sparkly paper, add some seam binding ribbon, some blue patterned paper, a wee bit of lace and a crystal button threaded with silver cording and... ta da!!!! Done!
The sentiment was also from the Cupcakes set and I cut that out and formed a fun little sentiment flag! Here's a close up of those darling little cuppy cakes! You can also see I added a little bit of razzle dazzle thanks to some glitter glue! I mean..... don't we all need TONS of sparkle on our birthdays???
Thanks so much for stopping by my place today! :-) Keep in mind, if you ever need a little sketchy inspiration, just hop on over to Becky Fleck's Pagemaps to see all the fun she has just waiting to inspire you in your own stamping spaces!
See you back here soon!