Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday My Love

I wanted to make a special card for hubby's birthday this year. We were going to a special dinner so I made a special card and a special dessert for him, Cannoli cake triffle. He loves cannoli filling, so I layered the filling with yellow cake and whipped topping in a triffle bowl. Unfortunately we were too full to enjoy it after dinner, but the next day it was just as good--maybe better.

Now for the card. . . I used Bazzill Cardstock, Dream Street Paper Art Nouveau and I wanted to make some matching paper with alcohol inks (this is the copper colored paper with the script on it. I used glossy paper and various alcohol inks with copper mixative and once dry I stamped the Hero Arts Manuscript Background stamp with Black Staz-on ink. As you can see I used the new Kaiser pearls and several metal charms and brads. The fabric ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I used my needle tool to punch the holes on the brown paper and then lightly sanded. I absolutely love the Dream Street Paper and how the colors interact together.

Wishing you much scrappiness today and always.


  1. It's B-E-A-UUUUUUUUUU-tiful! I love it and I'm sure he did too. The cake sounds yummy too!

  2. I love this Karen, the colors are of course my fav combination...but you did a wonderful job putting it all together. I love the brown band, brings it all together, you are so very talented! And man oh man...that trifle sounds wonderful! I bet hubby was very happy! hugs,T

  3. Thanks girls -- appreciate your kind words.