The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mr Cardmaker Prefers a Chocolate Cake Card

Building the birthday stash again, and using some of my newest acquisitions. Eat Cake ad Celebrate is a fun stamp and die (sold separately) set from Concord&9th, and I have had some fun playing with it.

I made this--

I played with some white embossing powder here, going to town on my background. To give my chocolate cardstock some extra depth, I sponged an even darker ink on bottom half and the edges. I do love me some emboss/resist action.
I kept the image are on the simple and petite side. That cake stamp makes me so happy, and there's a world of variety to be had as far as coloring the thing. I also love that the Happy Birthday sentiment has a die of its very own, too!

I had the gold zigzag circle on my work table, gathering dust, so I was happy to be able to use it with my stitched diecut vellum circle. I slid my adhesive for the vellum under my diecuts, and also under my sequins. A god thread nest (to amplify the gold) and some stickles in the sequin centers, and I was all set!

I do seem to have a bit of a messy background with the loose bits of white embossing showing here and there, but I'm going with calling it a little on the "urban side."
That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Remember, you can catch more (including some "in process") photos on Instagram @rlbreaks !
All Best--


  1. Love the ombre look of your background...FABulous birthday card!

  2. Pretty awesome card Richard! I love the "little on the urban side" you have going on there! haha! Love the black background with the white embossing too!!

  3. I have the same die and stamp set and I love seeing how you have used it. I like a chocolate cake too and the white embossed sentiments look great against the brown card stock.

  4. Cute as can be, Sir Richard!!! Hope you are well - I've been very busy, and MIA, but am trying to get back into the swing of blurfing.... Great card!

  5. What a fantastic card! The chocolate and aqua make for a wonderful combination.

  6. So many elements all coming together in unison.

  7. Fabulous birthday that cake!

  8. Love your chocolate cake card!!!It is awesome!!!

  9. Your cards are so much fun!!!! Thanks for the ideas!


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