Good morning! Happy Monday! It’s extra happy today, because it’s the Pinkfresh Studio 9th Birthday release day, and we are celebrating with a blog hop! You should have arrived here from Cheryl Espie, and your next stop is Heather Hoffman. You can also start at the beginning at the Pinkfresh Studio blog in case you get lost! The new collection celebrating Pinkfresh’s 9th birthday is absolutely darling, full of elegant birthday stamps, stencils, dies, and hot foil plates to make birthday cards such a joy to create! I have a fun shaker card to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
I started by silver embossing the adorable cake with the festive banner from the new Sweet Day stamp set onto some Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. The Fabriano Artistico is a nice, crisp white, so I like to use it when I’m going to be pairing watercolored images with white cardstock. I watch lots of cake decorating videos on Instagram, and cakes iced with colorful frosting and topped with drips of shiny chocolate are all the rage, so I thought that I would try to emulate that with the color scheme for my yummy-looking chocolate cake. I watercolored the image with my Karin Brushmarker Pro markers, scribbling the color out onto my glass mat and picking the color up with my damp paintbrush, allowing me to better control the saturation of color on my image. I die cut the image with the handy-dandy one piece Sweet Day die that die cuts the full cake, as well as the cupcake and candle on the stamped image! I used a black pen and a white gel pen to add some “crumb” texture to the interior of my chocolate cake, as well as some swipes with a white gel pen on the shiny chocolate ganache dripping down the cake. It’s making me hungry!
Nothing is quite as appropriate for a birthday card as a shaker card, so I hot foiled the Art Deco background onto some crisp white cardstock using silver hot foil to coordinate with my silver embossing on the cake. I also hot foiled a silver arch using the Nested Arches Hot Foil Plates and cut it out with the coordinating dies to create a shiny silver frame. I cut a window in the center of a white A2 card front using the smaller arch die, then backed it with acetate and adhered the hot foiled arch die cut around the window. I find it easier to line up the single die in the center of my card front than to try to perfectly line up my hot foil plate in the center of my card front. Plus, this adds a bit of extra dimension and texture!
I filled my shaker with some coordinating aqua sequins, adding in some iridescent stars to make things extra festive, then adhered the cake with another layer of foam adhesive. For the greeting, I used one of the perfect greetings from the new Foiled Sentiments 6, which is chock full of fabulously shiny birthday greetings that are so easy to add to your card!
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information:
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel, so be sure to leave comments there to be entered to win! They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be selected from the comments.Winners will be posted on May 3, 2023 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.
Here’s the full hop list:
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE your cake shaker! What unique colors!
Tammy Lynne Davis says
Such a beautiful card! I love the chocolate cake with blue frosting!
Christina Sentz says
Beautiful card. I love that it is a shaker!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the cake with the slice
already out. Card really
speaks “PARTY”. Thanks
Happy Happy Birthday Pinkfresh! I am excited for the new banner stamps with the coordinating die! This is such a fun release! Love your card Emily–sweet colors and so pretty!
Jackie S says
Love this!! This would make a great guy card.
Cake and a shaker card. The ultimate birthday card. Love it.
Leigh Phillips Norris says
Always love your cards Emily! This one is so cute and colorful. Love the blues!
Yummy! Great shaker card!!!
A spectacular birthday card! I love the foiled geometric background, and the ‘not standard’ opening for the shaker.
Cathy Morris says
Wow, Chocolate Cake with blue icing! So yummy, unique & cute. Love the banners and arch.
Fabulous card, Emily! This is a great release!
Shelley Lund says
I like the idea of watercoloring with karin markers!
Dee Earnshaw says
LOVE the blue / brown color combo!!!!
Gorgeous! Love the shaker card and your color choices! Thanks for sharing!
Tabitha MacKenzie says
So realistic! Love it.
Patty A Eifert says
Wow Emily! I love your card! The brown & blue go together so well and the crumb details you added to the cake are very realistic! I would have never thought to do that and it looks great!
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a fun card! I love the colors!
Beautiful, as always, Emily. I never thought of this color combo, but it looks great. Thanks for your sharing your ideas.
Patricia Coleman says
Such an adorable card from this release, love it!!
Stunning card. Love the cake and the colors yoou used.
Susan sonnier says
Love this pretty card
Fabulous card, beautifully colored!
Lots of work here. GREAT job and great card.
Teresa Rogers says
Such a fun card. Thank you for sharing
Kathy Honick says
Love the unique color palette and foil background! Looking forward to trying it myself 🙂
Samantha Pfrimmer says
Such a fun birthday cake shaker!
Love the shaker and the colors
Today calls for cake certainly, but doesn’t every day? Great card!
Gayle I. says
Love the shaker background effect, with cake at the forefront!
Lynn Chan says
Lovely cake and love how you used the blue! The shaker behind is awesome too
Barbara Leffingwell says
Love your card, the cake looks yummy!
Donna Dresp says
Wow. Simply wow
oh, love the blue!! Very eye catching.
Jeanne Turner says
Chocolate cake with blue icing. Sign me up!
Sharon Gullikson says
Your banner is extra adorable. I am loving the shading.
Really love your card. Want a piece of your cake!
Your card is simply amazing! I loved reading about your creative process–so many wonderful details!
Krista Hubbard says
Such a cute card!!
Lisa Parker says
Love the colors and the background is so creative and pretty, yet leaving the cake and sentiment still the stars.
Kate Garvin says
Linda Robertson says
Delicious! Thank you for sharing.
Amy Cooley says
Cute birthday card! The shaker is especially fun.
Alexandra Y says
This is so pretty!!!
Marisela Delgado says
Donna Phelan says
Everyday should call for cake! Especially if it is as yummy as this looks lol Love the pops of blue! Fantastic!
I can just taste the chocolate goodness oozing from your card. All this and a shaker too? Let’s party! 💖
Retta Rae Lutte says
The way you put your card together is really special! All the foil and shaker elements added to that darling cake, make this card a showstopper!
Cyndi Morris says
I’m loving that cake. It’s the first chocolate cake I’ve seen so far and that’s my favorite! Wonderful card!
Janet Hopper says
Really like your choice of blue! Of course I love the new release too. Thanks for the inspiration.
Roblyn Henry says
Love your design using the cake, banner and unique background!
Lara Johnson says
Such a fun color combo for the cake! It’s a fun card with the arch in the background!
Stacey Kowbel says
Such a fun card with the arch window and the foiled background! Great design!
It’s hard to get the look of chocolate, but you NAILED it. I adore the shaker aspect and you’ve done a fantastic job w/ color cohesiveness – spectacular card!
Lori S in PA
Delightful! Delicious looking cake! Gorgeous colors!
Linda Kunsman says
Love this!!! Makes such a great masculine card, and well, who doesn’t love chocolate 🙂
Sue D says
Awesome birthday shaker!
Who doesn’t love blue icing! I love that it’s a shaker card too!
Your cake shaker is so fun, a fabulous design! Loving this release!
Joy Meadows says
This is a great card for boys/men! The colors are perfect and I love the shaker element.
Terrie D. (StarSpry) says
What a fun shaker card! I love the “crumb” texture you added to the interior of your cake 🙂
Julie Urban says
Beautiful design and colors and CHOCOLATE CAKE😍
Deborah Hellman says
Beautiful card and layout 💖
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Hi Emily! That’s a delightful card! Love that cake image, and I love the unique shaker card you made with it.
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards! Love the blue you used.
Pamela Rose says
What a beautiful take on a card using this set. wonderful
Isabel Z says
bo gilmore says
Hi Emily. This is the cutest little shaker card. I love the colors you chose. I like the way you placed the cake on your card. I look forward to your next project.
Sheri Kempke says
Beautiful cake shaker–I love the aqua/brown color combo. I haven’t tried those watercolor markers, but they look fun. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jeanne Beam says
Such a fantastic shaker card! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant says
Love the arch-shaped window and the scrumptious-looking cake! Beautiful card!
Beverly Jordan says
Gorgeous silver foiled shaker birthday card!! Wow!! Loving the colors and textures!! Fabulous choices of all of your wonderful details! Beverly Jordan @jordanbev5
Ruth Doherty says
Gorgeous colors. Love your work!
Amy Cooley says
This is such a cute celebratory card! The shaker element is really fun.
Elisa Muilwyk says
Very nice card. I love how there is a slice out of the cake stamp!