Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz - Birthday Wishes



Today I'm participating in the Friends of Waltzingmouse Blog Waltz taking place in the WMS forum.  The theme this month is birthdays!  Check it out here in the Playroom of the Forum.

My card was inspired by this cake from the Split Coast Inspiration Challenge yesterday which was the web site Maggie Austin Cake.

The fold of the card was inspired by Saturday's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge to use the Joy Fold for your card.

I stamped the top 3/4s of the cake with Versamark and the bottom piece with dark cocoa ink - then I put white embossing powder on the top pieces and clear embossing powder on the chocolate piece and embossed the cake with my hot gun. Finally, I stamped the cake plate with Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder.

The cake panel is tucked under the sentiment circle on my card. When you slip the cake panel out, it opens up to show the inside of the card.
I cut off the bottoms of the circles for the sentiment piece so it was easier to slip the top piece behind it.

The sentiment is adhered with thick form tape just along the bottom edge so the top flap can slip behind it


You'll find the Joy Fold Tutorial on Split Coast Stampers in the forums here.

My stamps are from a fun new set by Waltzingmouse called Eat Cake

Now I'm off to the WMS forum to blog waltz and see all the fun birthday card inspiration!  Are you coming?


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Eat Cake

Paper: white, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, DP Modern Homemaker/October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Accessories: 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4" circle punches, flower punch - Carla Craft, Rhinestone stickers - Michaels, white, clear & silver embossing powder, square nestability

38 comments:

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Julia, I love the fancy fold, and the sweet colour scheme, gorgeous!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debgem said...

What an original fold - I like the idea of a hidden message. The inspiration cake looks delicious, and I think your card is just wonderful!

Craftilicious said...

Oh my goodness - how amazing is this project??? The cake looks amazing and the fold design is genius!!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Love this Julia. Such a fun and creatively folded card design.

Claire Brennan said...

Julia, this is such a creative card! from the two tone cake, to the genius folds!! Super fun. Lots for me to case here! tee hee! Hugs for waltzing!

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
Love that fold...
will have to remember it!
And the colors are fabby beyond words...
LOVE!

Cyndie said...

Wow, you reproduced the inspiration cake EXACTLY! Love the colors and the fancy fold!

Lee said...

What a fun card. Great take on the inspiration photo.

Karen B. said...

Oh, what a great interactive card, your colors are fabulous too!

Wendy ten Hove said...

I love this card, Julia! The way you can open it and then with the fun sentiment inside!! Really, really nice!!
Hugs, Wendy

Inkyfingers said...

I'm awed by how professional your card looks Julia. The cake is fabulous and the the unusual fold is something I must try. Fabulous.
Hugs
Carol x

Julie said...

Hi Julia, beautiful card! Love the joy fold! The flowers along the cake are gorgeous!!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

This is a true BD card - sooo lovely and sooo cheerful! Fabulous colors!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I love it! Your cake is adorable with all the flowers, and I love how it opens up. Thanks for including the tutorial, I can't wait to try it!

Chris L.

Joanne Gilch said...

Waltzing with you girl!!! Your joy fold card is awesome. I love the circle base cut a bit...it looks so cool that way!!!

snowbear said...

You matched the cake so nicely and I like how the card opens!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Oh I'm loving this card the colours are delish!

Happy Waltzing

Ali x

Charmaine Stack said...

Julie, I adore this card. You have planned it perfectly and the sentiment and images and colours all work together in total harmony to strike the right mood and style! Nice to see heat embossing for a change, too!

velta said...

Oh how I love this fold!!! My goodness what a difference it makes! Just another one of your cards that I will have to CASE!! Have a great week Julia!!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful card

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this looks fantastic! Great inspiration design and the fold styling is awesome!

Sharli said...

Wowie, Julia, this is a wonderful interactive card! I love the colors and how it surprises me! Great work!

Cathy Weber said...

Gosh this is sort of like a card in a card! I love this idea and your cake really does remind me of your inspiration photo. Great job and I love it!

Jeanne J said...

Julia, Beautiful card - your cake looks WAYYYYY better than the one in the photo!! I love the flowers. I also like how the card is folded. Great project!

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic card! I love how it is folded and your cake is a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo. I love it!

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...what a clever fold for this bday card. I love the colors and how you match your papers. I haven't quite got that down yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very pretty card! :-)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your cake is decorated so beautifully Julia!! And I love the way you folded the card. What a fun surprise!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the two-color cake and all of those pretty flowers are such beautiful additions! Well done!

Belinda said...

What a fancy and fun fold! Love the two tone cake as well! Yummy!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I've never seen that kind of card, but it's so cool!! I'll have to remember that! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous birthday card, Julia.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent job on this type of card~ so clean and fun!

cbuswell said...

LOVE your card, very clever, fab color combo too!

Helen L said...

I love the cut out flowers on your cake, and the way you folded the card, and the circle cut out to tuck the upper layer of the card in. it's a very pretty card!

Peggy said...

I am so loving this sweet sweet card! I have never done a joy fold card. Onto my list of " to do's"!

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty birthday card julia-love the different fold on this as well-great inspired card