We are both using the Polka Dot Orchard Cake for Me stamp set illustrated by Jeanie Hays. Which you can purchase HERE in the PDO store.
We are also using sketch 22 from Freshly Made Sketches. You can check out all of their awesome sketches HERE.
And the Color Throwdown palette #548. You can find many more palettes on their page HERE.
Let's take a look at the card I came up with.
I have to say this is not a color palette that I would normally work with but it's always good to go outside your own creative box!
When I started looking through my paper stash for the right colors, I wasn't really happy with anything I found. What's a gal to do? Create her own paper of course! I got out a ruler and three Copic markers, RV21, V12 and BG32. I thought these were a pretty close match to the color palette. I just kept making repeating lines diagonally until I was happy with the result.
Next I printed the cake and sentiment out onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I rummaged around in my Prismacolor pencils until I had two pinks, two purples and two aquas. The pinks are PC993 and PC1012. The purples are PC934 and PC932. And the aquas are PC992 and PC905. I concentrated the pencil coloring where I wanted it to be the darkest. I used a blender stub and gamsol to blend the color out. I went back and added more color until I was satisfied with the blend.
I colored the sprinkles on top of the cake with one of the purple pencils and went over it with a Stardust gelly roll pen. I used the same Stardust pen to color in the "white" portions of the plate. I also dotted it over the pink cake section to give it a bit more bling.
I fussy cut the cake out and went around the edge of the cut piece with a black marker. I then cut the plaid paper I created down to two 1" x 2 3/4" pieces. I went around those edges with a black marker. I then cut the aqua dotted paper to 3 1/4" x 2 3/4"and repeated the black marker around the edges.
Now let's make a card!
I started with a white landscape, top fold card base. I lightly sponged lavender ink along the top and bottom to reduce the starkness. Next I cut a piece of pink cardstock down to 3" x 5 1/2". I glued this to the card base in the center. Before I added the patterned papers on top of the pink, I sponged the edges. Aqua on the aqua dotted piece and pale pink over the plaid piece. I put foam tape on the back of the colored cake image and added it as well.
I went back to the Happy Birthday sentiment and cut it out. Since the sentiment is slightly arched, I decided to fussy cut it instead of making a rectangle piece. I then glued this to lavendar cardstock and fussy cut again. And just to give it a bit more pop, I sponged a darker purple along the edges. I added foam tape and stuck it in place.
For the final touch I found several sequins in my stash that made a good match!
Want to see what my partner in crime Kirsty came up with?? You know you do! Head on over to her blog right HERE and check it out.
As always, I appreciate your visit!
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