Monday, January 16, 2012
BBTB2 Numbers Challenge
Happy Monday! This week at BBTB2 it was MY turn to host the challenge and I chose "Numbers" to celebrate my MIL's 90th birthday. Sorry for the late post here. We spent the weekend in FL with the rest of the Mundinger siblings to honor this incredible woman, but the trip was a whirlwind with what seemed to be more travel time than family time, so we'll be recovering all week, I expect. I designed a Birthday cake for Mom using the Wedding cartridge. Her favorite color is blue so that was an obvious choice. She loves flowers so I decorated the cake with cuts from Botanicals and added numbers from Storybook.
After doing so, I thought perhaps this looked a bit more like a wedding or anniversary cake so I added a little "Happy Birthday" using peelies to the middle layer. For texture I used the Tim Holtz Swirls folder (slightly more delicate than D'Vine Swirls) and Swiss Dots for the numbers. Instead of using the shadow of the Botanicals cut (which didn't allow for the cake layers to show through as well), I chose to use the regular version and cut it twice in white as well, once to use slightly offset, and once to fussy cut the center flower for layering. The white butterflies are an MS punch.
The beading between the layers sort of hides the fact that each layer is popped for dimension, but you get the idea. I always enjoy making cards and projects for my MIL because she saves and displays my creations in both of her homes year round (she lives in Michigan during the summer) which I really appreciate. Be sure to visit BBTB2 to take a look at the incredible work from my DT sisters and I can't wait to see how you use numbers (from any cart, in any way) when you join us.