CASology Week #131-Birthday

CASology has selected a nice and easy cue for everyone this week!

Week 131 - Birthday

Everyone has a stamp-set, NBUS or otherwise, that they can use for this challenge! And you will want to play because we have the wonderful Stamplorations sponsoring us!

I was inspired to go quasi-minimalist this week, particularly after I saw this amazing card of Virginia Lu’s.

My card is not true-minimalist. From what I can gather from its definition, Minimalism is about extreme simplification of form. I have certainly broken a few rules, but as a CAS-loving girl, with much to learn, I was inspired by the challenge of working out how much I could strip away from an image without its identity being lost. So, I came up with this ‘birthday cake’:


All my rectangles have been created using the backs of stamps. The patterns and sentiments have been heat-embossed in white. I used some pearly heat-embossing powder on the candle, and then hand-cut the flame in JAC paper, before covering it in gold glitter. It looks great in the light!

And that’s my foray into minimalism…(ahem)!

Thanks for visiting!

Please check out what the rest of the Design Team has come up with:

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins (you are here)

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)

Tracey McNeely

And Guest Designer: Hannelie

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (SU!)
  • Stamps: backs of ‘My Cup of Tea’ (Clearly Besotted); WTF (CASual Fridays)
  • Inks: Strawberry Slush; Coastal Cabana; Crisp Cantaloupe; Pistachio Pudding; Versa-mark (SU!)
  • Other: White Embossing Powder (SU); Plum Pearls Embossing Powder (Stampin’ Stuff) JAC adhesive paper; gold glitter

14 thoughts on “CASology Week #131-Birthday

  1. Hey Hazel!! You are so right, everyone should be able to participate in this challenge because we all of birthday stuff in our stash!! Your card is so pretty. I love how you created your birthday cake. Using stamps not as intended is awesome. Nicely done.

  2. Very clever. I definitely could tell exactly what it was, and I love that you used the backs of stamps. I often do that to fill in stamps when I am too lazy to color. Love your sentiments within the cake layers.

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