CTMH Free Cake!

CTMH Free Cake! | CAS card | handmade birthday card - masculine | watercolor pencils

I am late getting this card in the mail for my dad! Yikes. I always think I’ve got plenty of time but my parents live in rural Wisconsin and it takes more than the standard 3 days postal service to arrive!

So quickly, here are the details! I cut apart my cute new little ($2.95!!) stamp set from CTMH called Free Cake! Personally cake is always MY favorite part of any birthday so this stamp set really spoke to me – ha ha! Anyways, I randomly stamped the cake image with Archival black ink and colored them with CTMH watercolor pencils. I got better as I went because I learned to first color/wet the inside cake layers before going back and coloring/wetting the frosting part of the cake. By painting the two layers separately, they could dry a little and ran less. The sentiment in Free Cake! is so fun and I created a little banner at the top – it’s covering a puddle of brown I managed to get on the card. Yikes. I finished it all off with a splatter or two of Walnut Ink – I think those were the very first spray bottles of ink that ever came out…it’s been at least 10 years that I have them!  Free Cake! is in CTMH’s Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog – there is another really funny birthday stamp set in there if that’s your style.

Yesterday was my birthday (woot woot!) and I received two beautiful cards in the mail from friends.  Thank you Sue B and Erica F…I feel loved!!

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