Cake Inferno (Happy Birthday Bob!)

My brother is 12 years older than me.  I’d tell you that he’s older than dirt, but that makes me sound old too!  Instead, I will let this cake inferno hint that he’s no spring chicken 😉  I’m not feeling too young myself these days!!!

This card is different from anything else you’ve seen me do… a one layer card (gasp!). Normally I’d love to layer it up but this time is different.  I have been playing with watercolor (both paints and pencils) for a couple months now and really wanted to try it on a card.  Now, before you start thinking I’ve got talent or anything, please know that I totally did not draw this cake.  This fabulous illustration is by Elizabeth Dulemba, author/ illustrator extraordinaire, who is one of my favorite sources for digi stamps.  She releases them as free coloring pages, but crafters are using her images for papercrafts too.

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I printed the image, then traced it onto watercolor paper using an Artograph Light Pad. I got it for Christmas (an awesome surprise present) and it is so cool and easy to use.  I used my new Inktense watercolor pencils (another Christmas present… thanks Santa!) to trace, color and paint the image.  I hope Elizabeth doesn’t mind but I omitted the flower rosettes she had in the original image.  Following the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I stamped a simple birthday greeting.  It felt like it needed something else, so I added some doodling around the edges with the help of a ruler.

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I stamped an appropriate sentiment on the inside (cute, right?), but again could not leave it alone.  I doodled lines and dots to match the front of the card.  So, what do you think???  And can you believe I didn’t use the Silhouette for this one?!?

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

I’m also linking up with Elizabeth Dulemba’s gallery.

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14 comments on “Cake Inferno (Happy Birthday Bob!)

  1. An adorable image and I love your doodled image!
    So glad you played along at Seize The Birthday!


  2. One layer cards are so hard – LOL! Your’s turned out amazing and I LOVE your flaming cake image! That is so fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! 🙂


  3. Your watercolouring is fabulous and the CAS design looks great. Thanks for joining us at ATSM


  4. Hi Karen. This is such a sweet card! No matter how old you and him, you both have to feel that you’re young. Never let the age beat you, LOL.
    Thanks for sharing this sweet card at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you again as we’re having another new challenge tomorrow! 🙂
    Hugs, Mikha


  5. Very nice CAS card! I was wondering if you drew that image. lol It’s really cute! I love the sentiment you used and think that may be my new life quote. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. 🙂


  6. Love how you colored the cake and the frame around the card. So glad you shared this fabulous card with us ATCAS this week


  7. wow you have made one totally awesome manly card!!! Just adore the CAS look!!! fabulous!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky


  8. This is a fabulous masculine card! Great colouring and I love the sentiments. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


  9. Wonderful card! Great take on the sketch!


  10. Ha! Great coloring on that fabulous cake image! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!


  11. Great card, love all the doodles


  12. Karen, You’ve done it again! I’m going to feature your creation in my February 18, 2014 e’s news and coloring page tuesdays newsletter. If your commenters are not subscribed, they can do so at http://dulemba.com/index_ColoringPages.html . Cheers and happy creating!
    Elizabeth O. Dulemba


  13. This is wonderful. Love your added doodling too.


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