Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sam's Birthday

My great niece is having her eighth birthday next month, I already knew I wanted to use the PTI enclosed cupcake for her card and I always send some money so when Make it With Money Challenge   was introduced at PTI,  I wanted to try to do both.  Of course,  Lexi did an elaborate paper fold and made the cutest card ever, and it has been fun to see all the wonderful designs using paper folds on the blog.
My original intent was to use the money as a candle but that looked strange so I decided to cut two cup cake wrappers and use one on the front of the card and one on the back to form a pocket for the money. I used some foam tape on the sides and bottom of the back wrapper to lift it from the cupcake base and make a pocket for the money. Then I decorated the front of the card. 

She is to going to be eight so I used a five dollar bill and three candles. The delineation between the parts of the cupcake shows up better in real life. There is lots of glitter on this card following a technique my friend Judy Woodland told me about. I used it on the icing and on the background behind the pretty card panel.  I used  two water colored panels that were in my scrap box for the icing and the background. I finished it off with a couple of flowers from Wild Iris.