Happy 30th Birthday Bobbie

March 7th edit:  Karen Burniston has put on link to my card on her blog here.  Isn’t she nice!  She also added her video that I viewed over and over again when I made my card.  So you can see it there also.  And she mentions that although Stampin’Up doesn’t sell the Pop-up cake die anymore, Sizzix still does.  So if you are interested, you could get it from Sizzix.  Thanks Karen!  You’re the best!  Louise

My son turned 30 today!  Wow that makes me feel old!

I had to make a special card for him, so I spent a few hours (yes, a few hours – sick eh….) making this special card.  We gave it to him at the restaurant this evening and we used it as a Centrepiece…

So here goes:

The outside was left quite simple not to detract with the “flamboyant” interior.

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Bobbie’s 30th Birthday card

Details:
The colours are a little distorted on this card front.  The card base is a deep shimmery Navy Blue (it looks purple here) (and there is no pink around the card – my photo background was white…)

I used a pale blue piece of cardstock that I distressed all over with a Distress sponge applicator and Distress Broken China ink.  Still using the Distress Broken China ink, I stamped the Clock face from Hero Arts new set CL 579 Special Time all over the background.

Then I stamped the clock on another piece of the blue cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink.
I cut that circle and a bigger one in black cardstock with Sizzix circle dies.
I stamped a greeting from the same “Special time” set with Black ink on Blue Shimmery Cardstock.
I cut the greeting with a new Hero Arts die (size F).  I inked the edges with Broken China Distress ink.
I applied the clock and greeting on the card with foam tape.
Last thing, I applied a black Queen and Co. pearl to the centre of the clock.
Now the inside:
Ta da…..
It is a Sizzix Pop up cake (it was sold by Stampin’Up a few years ago, but it has now been discontinued).
I listened to Karen Burniston’s video on how to make it a few times and got going…. 
Below is a view of the cake fully open… (my fingertip is holding the card flat…)
Here is the top of the card… I cut the greeting “Happy Birthday” with my Silhouette machine.
It is a “Hero Arts” digital file.  (I really like this font…).  The scallop borders (top and bottom) were cut with a Stampin’Up Scallop punch.  The stars were cut with 2 sizes Stampin’Up star punches.

Now here is a side view of the card (taken at the restaurant)…
Here are all the details:
First the cardstock I used for the cardbase is Shimmer Navy Blue outside (see above) and black inside.  That suited me perfectly for contrasting with the shimmer blue and aqua that I used.
The cake was cut and reinforced withs Gina K. 120-lb white cardstock.  The cake layers were cut out of Best Creation Ink. Blue and aqua Basic Glitter Paper.  I corrugated 2 of them with a Fiskar Currugator.  Karen mentions in her video that this keeps the layers from looking creased…
The silvery swirls and stars were cut out of Best Creation Ink. Silver Glitter cardstock.  The swirls were cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die called Elegant Flourished.  

The top of the cake was decorated with 2 circles back to back punched with a Stampin’Up scallop punch.  The number 30 is made with numbers from Tim Holtz Ideology Alpha Parts.  I used Glossy Accents to glue them to the Glitter scalloped circles.  There are also 2 more back to back stars punched out of the Navy shimmer cardstock.  I added a Stampin’Up rhinestone to the center. 
The mat under the cake was cut with a Sizzix large circle scallop die in a shimmer aqua cardstock.
I forgot to mention that the whole cake was assembled with Red Stickly tape and stapled with Tim Holtz tiny enforcer stapler.
Thanks for visiting my blog.  Merci de votre visite.

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