Okay so I started with a 81/2 X 5 1/2 piece of yellow card stock from Recollections Primary pack. Scored it at 4 1/4 and folded it in half. Then I cut a piece of striped card stock from DCWV The Glitter Mat Stack at 4 X 5 1/4. I love this stack! Note to self get another pack of this awesome paper in both the 12X12 and Mat Stack sizes. This stack has the cutest paper in it. Sorry sometimes I digress. I added some yellow ribbon to the top of my striped paper using the cheater method. Ribbon is from Wal-Mart. I adhered the mat to my base with my trusty pink ATG gun.
I cut and printed my cute little cup cake at 3.0 using my Imagine and the layers feature. I then cut a black layer at 3.5 to create the shadow. Just a note, I tried cutting it a bit smaller but it didn't leave enough black. I also tried printing it black and cutting it and it left a little bit brown around the black so I re-cut it using black card stock with the print only feature. Again, I just got my Imagine for Christmas and am still learning how to use it so you may be able to adjust the outline so that there is no brown when you print and cut. Rambling again! I pop dotted my cupcake onto the black layer using foam tape from Wal-Mart, one thickness. I added some googly eyes to the already cute eyes that are cut and printed when you use the layer feature. I added some glossy accents to her mouth to make it shine.
She was cute but she still needed a little more sparkle so I took out my stickles and added some dots to the center of each of what I will call stick stars. I used, stardust, waterfall, cotton candy and gold because I don't have any yellow.
Finally I adhered her to my card using some Recollections foam squares to give her more depth. I tied a piece of yellow ribbon in a knot rather than making a bow and stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment using stamps from two K Andrew Stamp Sets. Happy is from Winter Wishes and Birthday is from Coffee & Tea for You & Me! For a final touch, I added that sweet little flower from Creative Charms!
I am entering this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge #103 at CARDZ TV!
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