All that changed today when I saw the Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch. For some reason it really appealed to me and immediately made me think of using this stamp set. Here's their sketch challenge:
I really didn't want the Designer Paper that I used to take over the card. I also had in my mind that I wanted to use Strawberry Slush as one of the colours for my card. After rejecting all my Designer Paper, I suddenly thought of my 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack. The polka dot design was my instant choice.
I planned to have the cake slice be strawberry mousse with chocolate icing so, of course, I chose to use Chocolate Chip as one of my colours. Things were falling together quite nicely and I was on a roll. For my base cardstock, I chose the Strawberry Slush and then followed that with a layer of Chocolate Chip. Then I added a strip of the polka dot Strawberry Slush to the left side and a narrower strip of Whisper White to the right side.
The banner at the top was easy because I wanted to use the party hat for that. By colouring it Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight, it became a bright an cheery piece of interest. For a bit of sparkle, I added three Strawberry Slush sequin stars.
I decided that I wanted balloons on the card as well since they were part of the stamp set and serendipitously the sketch was perfect for a trio of balloons just to the right of the main image. Since I had added Daffodil Delight to the party hat, I also added it to my balloons. I absolutely love the sentiment from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set and added it to one of the conversation bubbles.
Like I said, I wanted the cake to be strawberry mousse with chocolate icing. With a Daffodil Delight plate and a striped Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush candle, I think it looks simply delicious.
I had a lot of fun making the card. I really didn't want any embossing or even spatter or shading on the Whisper White because I felt it would detract from the details of the card. Sometimes less is more. Now that I had a chance to introduce this stamp set to ink, I'm sure I'll be using it again soon.
For more cards created for this challenge, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.