Thursday, March 16, 2023

Best Cake Birthday - Stampin' Up! Best Day

   I'm playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and their sketch today.  I was intrigued by the arched panel and thought it would be a good challenge to attempt.

  Since we're about to say good-bye to Polished Pink and Pale Papaya (maybe??!!) I thought it would be fun to pair them with Pumpkin Pie for a bright birthday card.   The base is Polished Pink and I stamped the candles from the Best Day stamp set along the top and bottom using the same color ink.

  Next I cut out a large label with the Seasonal Labels dies and trimmed off the bottom so it looks more like a tag and fit the sketch better with just the top being rounded.  I stamped the cake in Basic Gray and then colored it in with Blends Markers.  A strip of Enjoy the Journey DSP in a great zigzag pattern gives a nice base for the cake panel to rest on.  A bit of Pumpkin Pie twine (found on page 59 of Jan.-April mini catalog) is wrapped around it before being popped with dimensionals.  

  The "it's all about you" secondary sentiment is added under the panels in Basic Gray and then a few adhesive sequins are added for extra detail.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Best Day

Ink: Polished Pink, Basic Gray

Blends: Pumpkin Pie light & dark, Polished Pink light & dark, Pale Papaya light & dark

Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White, Enjoy the Journey DSP

Accessories: Seasonal Labels dies, dimensionals, Three Twine Combo Pack (Pumpkin Pie), white adhesive sequins


  1. Awesome card Amanda! I love the shape you used for the top arch, very clever! The colors are so bright and beautiful! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

  2. Hah, GREAT colors together, Amanda - I love Papaya and Pie together! Such a fun shape for our "arch" and love this playful stamp! Yum! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  3. Love your card and your take on our sketch - such a fun happy birthday card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS

  4. Love this fun card!! The colour are great - I can't get enough of that DSP! Thanks for playing along with HSS!


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