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Happy Birthday CAS Cake

I wanted to enter the Less is More Challenge, which really is a challenge for me. I don't do so well creating CAS cards with white space (Clean and Simple), but I guess that's the point of a challenge! It's fun trying out different crafty ways to create.

So, where to start? I went to my go-to resource for inspiration and checked out Pinterest.

I'm not sure if the challenge was the card or the fact that the word chocolate was challenging me to rummage through my cupboards to find some!! I didn't buckle luckily!

I came across this fun little card by Kay Miller and thought I'd use it as a sketch to make my card for today's challenge. Thank you, Kay :)

To start, I cut two rectangles using the Heffy Doodle Metric Stitched Rectangles dies (EU size). If you are in the UK, these are an absolute game-changer for your cards as they fit the 6" x 4" and the 7" x 5" perfectly. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I heard about these and they arrived in the post! I cut one in the largest rectangle using Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow 6 x 6 paper pad and then another using the second from largest die with plain white cardstock. I got out my Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inkpad and using a blender brush, I created a faint circle to pop behind my doily.

I seem to have a bit of a thing right now for circles that go in the background as I've just ordered a few new items, this Swirlies die from Reverse Confetti, and this Gem Frame die from Altenew. So until they arrive I thought I'd dig through my very old stash of dies and found some PTI (Papertrey Ink) doilies.

I then cut a simple banner using Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow 6 x 6 paper pad. I stamped and coloured the cake using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens on watercolour paper from Lawn Fawn's Birthday Before 'n Afters.

Using the smallest circle in the MFT's Stitched Circle Stax Dienamics die in white, I added a simple little heart from Lawn Fawn's Shutter Card Add-On die, that I cut out in pink glitter.

I white heat-embossed the message, 'Happy Birthday' on some navy cardstock which I then just trimmed with scissors to slot under the cake, which I pop dotted.

To finish, I added pop dots underneath the cake to give it some dimension.

While it looks simple, it took me a few hours to create, even having the fabulous example from Kay to re-create it!

Thanks for popping by. Have a lovely day!

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Finally managed to get to where I could leave you a comment!

This card is so vibrant looking, I love the colours and yet with all the interest it remains beautifully CAS!

Super job! Chrissie x

Co-Creator and GD Less is More

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