Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom! (and a free SVG)

Today I'm showing off the card I recently made and sent to my mom for her birthday today!  My mom has been on the internet now for almost a year (so proud of her) so I'm hoping she'll see this post and my "Happy Birthday" wishes!!  Now here are the details on this card:
  • I used this Pinterest card as my inspiration:
  • I pulled out my embossing folders and went to work.  Then I used a square punch...which seemed dull.  So decided to sharpen it with foil...hmmm...maybe I'd try embossing and punching out squares from aluminum tape.  So I did that and punched out a pile of squares.
  • I stuck the squares to the craft mat and pounced on alcohol inks (Cranberry & Silver Mixative)
  • Next I applied the squares to the base paper (Around The Block "Filigree")
  • The edges didn't look neat enough, so I used a ruler to add black Sharpie lines.
  • Punched the border (Martha Stewart) and cut the cupcake (SVG file) from black cardstock.  Embossed the "frosting" and used the score board to create the "wrapper".  Black foam dots gave the cupcake dimension.

  • Tied on a gray ribbon.  Stamped and punched the sentiment (Stampin' Up) and attached.
I've made a few more cards following the same inspiration that I'll share later.  
In the meantime, here's a picture of me and Mom at a family wedding in June.  She's 74 and busier than women half her age.  She is a fantastic quilter and sewer and lately has gotten into making beautiful papercrafts and scrapbooking.  I hope I look as gorgeous as she does when I'm her age!

And now, here's a present for all you electronic cutters!  
Get the Birthday Cupcake SVG file FREE for one week only.  
Grab the file HERE free until 11/27/13.


Tina Campbell said...

Supper cute card and I love how you changed it up top fit the theme you wanted. Happy Birthday to your Mom too

Glennis said...

Fantastic card - I am sure she will be thrilled.
I would love to use your files, but I don't know how to convert then to gsd for my Cameo

PennyDuncan said...

Such beautiful cards!!!!! Very very pretty!!!!

Ruth G said...

A very happy birthday to your mom! I love all the wonderful texture on your card! I can only imagine how it would feel to hold it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lin said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mum, and congratulations to her on tackling the internet in her 70s, not that she looks it!

Your card is gorgeous, I love those different little embossed squares and I bet your Mum does too.

Thanks for sharing with us

Crafty Cardmakers

cass said...

Wonderful card for your Mum, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week

SOMA Das said...

Wonderful design with beautiful image also Nice coloring with metal embellishments........what a great job.........thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week............Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!


trisha too said...

Yummy birthday card, Cindy--thank you for joining in the Rebel challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs!


Meggymay said...

Fantastic card for your Mom. loved the patched squared background. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! Love the blocking. Thanks for joining the RRD Rebel Challenge.

Tracey said...

Terrific card! Great idea using the foil and inking it up. Your cupcake looks very yummy. Thanks for taking part in our current challenge at Crafty Cardmaker's! I hope you join us again next time.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)