Mojo Monday Sketch #517

We have been a little under the weather at my house, so my crafting time has been minimal.  I think we are all finally on the mend and I made it back just in time to create a birthday card for a family friend!  My card was created with the June Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day to Sparkle!  This stamp set is perfect for so many occasions.  I swear I could taste the frosting as I added in a bit of color to my image.  It certainly left me longing for birthday cake!  Here is a look at the complete set-

This card has quite a bit going on...after weeks without crafting, it seems I wanted to add in a little bit of everything!  I just kept adding in different textures until it all worked for me. I colored my cake with Prismacolor pencils and then blended them out with Gamsol.  Once dry, I then masked off the cake tray and sprayed a shimmer mist over the cake image. By now, I was seriously wanting a piece of cake!  The recipient is turning 17, so I stamped out the 17 in sage ink and fussy cut them for the top of the cake. Here is a close up of the shimmer-

My card is based on the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge at Poetic Artistry.  I have always been a huge fan of Mojo Monday!  You should come join in on the fun! Julee's sketch's are super awesome...and they even come with measurements!  Here is the original sketch design, I subbed in my cake image for the circle shape.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1906 June Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day to Sparkle (Only $5 w/qualifying purchase)
X7244B True Love Paper Packet
X7244D True Love Coordinating Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6504 Sage Exclusive Inks
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Dotted Cover Die-Lil Inker Designs
Prismacolor Pencils
Shimmer Spray
White Ribbon-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bows-Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
Crafter's Cafe-Feminine and/or Embossed
Cut It Up Challenges-Birthdays
Die Cut Divas-Birthdays
Digi Doodle Studios-Special Day
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Geometrics
Pattie's Creations Challenge-Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'd love to have a slice of that delicious looking cake! So glad everyone is feeling better at your house and you had a chance to get back to crafting.

    Thanks for joining us for our Cut it Up for our Birthday challenge!


  2. I absolutely love your card! The way you coloured the cake and added sparkle to it is so pretty! I want cake now too! Thanks for joining us for the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge for June!

  3. Way too cute and an adorable what to mark a milestone birthday. Great card. So glad to find you through the SSS challenge.

  4. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining in the Pattie's Creations Challenge this time and good luck :)

  5. The description of you making the card made me hungry for cake too. I bet the shimmer is perfect for some nice sweet cake. Wonderful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our Birthday challenge at

  6. Your colouring of the cake is perfect - just perfect. And the description has made every commenter above hungry, myself included, so your description was pretty intense... Love the colours, the details to add the geometric component and also the sketch you chose - I am also a fan of Mojo Monday and am so glad it's back again! Thanks for sharing such a terrific card with us at Heart 2 Heart :)

  7. I love this card, super great job! I love the background and that cake, I just love it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  8. Beautiful card, love the soft colors!

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Birthday Challenge!


  9. Beautiful card to celebrate a birthday. I love that die you used behind the cake. Your coloring is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  10. Such a fun card. Love the shimmer on that cake. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

  11. You have made a beautiful and very yummy birthday card. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas :)


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