Hello and welcome to this week's Papertrey Ink Throwback Thursday! Today a few of us are revisiting the Wishes Come True stamp set and the coordinating Wishes Come True dies. Nothing says "birthday" more than cake and candles! Today I've created a paper cake and added the stamped candles for a festive, yet elegant birthday card! I've been sending out a TON of cards recently, so I'm pleased to get a birthday card back in the stash! I've grown weary of looking at some that I have had for a while now, so I took out a huge stack, wrote out cards to anyone who I could think could use a little happy mail, and mailed those babies out! I plan on mailing them out a little bit more regularly to keep things fresh and rotated!
For today's card, I knew that I wanted to create a stacked cake adorned with flowers and candles. To begin, I die cut the two "layers" using the Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles and the Nesting Basics: Rectangles Dies out of Lilac Grace cardstock. This particular shade of paper is at the bottom of my paper racks and it has been woefully neglected! You can look forward to more Lilac Grace in the future; it is absolutely beautiful! I added a strip of ScorTape to the bottom of the two rectangles, removed the backing and added some glitter for a fun border. Most professional cakes have some piped icing, a bow, or some type of visual interest, so that is why I added the glitter! I really like how it looks with the Lilac Grace.
Once that was done, I got to work on the flowers. I used Farmer's Market Florals to create all of the flowers for the cake. I die cut them using the Farmer's Market Florals dies and then got to work stamping them. I used my Mini MISTI so that I could get them done lickety split! The ink colors are Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado.
The background was created by dry embossing the Bold Borders: Polka Dot using Winter Wisteria cardstock. This set the stage for me to add the rectangles to form the cake as well as add all of the flowers to decorate it.
The candles are stamped in the same colors as the flowers for cohesion. I added a small sparkling clear sequin to the "flame" of each candle for additional sparkle.
I love, love, love all of the sentiments in the Wishes Come True stamp set! I stamped the sentiment in black onto a strip of white cardstock and attached it to the cake using foam squares. After I photographed it, I spritzed it with Shimmer Spray. I find that if I do it before, the sparkles show up in the photos in a distracting way, but in real life it looks AMAZING! Thanks for fluttering by!