Birthday Cake Revamp

First Attempt
birthday cake first

Happy Saturday!
I got the inspiration for this card from some cute notepaper I had seen online (Don’t ask where, I can’t find it again for the life of me!).  It just didn’t turn out the way I’d wanted.. It started out with just a plain white background.. I added the message – still not good.  So then I added the swirl in fun new VersaMark Dazzle ink.  It didn’t show up very well and still looked like a very boring and blank card :(  What to do?  Well, I sort of fixed it going over the swirl in Prisma Glitter.. at least it looks a bit better!

Revamp Time!
birthday cake new

I was so unhappy with my first attempt at a “cute” birthday card that I just had to start all over again.  It’s like a breath of fresh air compared to the first one.. and unmistakably a “Shauna card.”  My thought process in the changes?  First, and most obvious, change was to get rid of all that unecessary white space.  It looks a whole lot better when the “blankness” is an inked up background colour rather than boring white!  Next, I wanted to add in my accent colour to help tie the card together with the image.  And you can’t tell from the scan, but there’s glitter in them swirls!


Stampendous clear cake stamp (from Fluffles set)
Twinkling H2Os
Yellow glitter glue
Foam pop dots
’Make a wish!’ by A Muse
Dot Flourish by  Inkadinkado
Versafine Onyx Black
VersaMark Dazzle – frost
Corner rounding punch


  1. Stamp the Dot Flourish on the background pink card in VersaMark Dazzle – Frost.. yay sparklyyyyy…
  2. Stamp ‘Make a wish!’ in Versafine Onyx Black
  3. Stamp birthday cake on white cardstock in onyx black
  4. Paint in cake with Twinkling H2Os and cut out
  5. Cut out blue and white cardstock and round the corners with your corner punch
  6. Mount the cake using pop dots
  7. Add a wee touch of yellow glitter glue to the candles and the dot on the i in ‘wish’

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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1 Response to Birthday Cake Revamp

  1. Shauna says:

    On second thought, that first one isn’t so bad, now that I’ve added all that glitter.

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