Saturday, February 29, 2020

Rainbow Birthday Cake from the Colorado Craft Company

Hi Friends! These rainbow cakes have been popular on pinterest for probably a decade now, and I thought it would be fun to make one ... on a card!

The stamp set is from the Big & Bold line of the Colorado Craft Company, and is called appropriately enough Birthday Cake. I love the sentiment that comes with this set ... "Let's celebrate something today ... so we can have cake" YES! Fabulous plan! I love to eat cake!!

True story: I picked my youngest son up from a birthday party today. The birthday boy's mom offered all the other parents there some birthday cake. Every single parent said no thanks. Guess who happily took the piece of cake?! Yumm : )

Each layer of cake is watercolored, and then dotted with the same color, only with less water so that the color is a little more intense. I also made several dots with a white gel pen.

After masking off the cake, I brushed the background with ink. I thought it still looked a little plain, so I went searching for a smaller stamp to fill the space. As soon as I saw the sketchy wheel stamp from Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrops I knew that was the perfect choice. It's fun, it's modern, it's got a lot of energy, and it actually looks like an aerial view of sliced cake!

I've really been loving these larger scale stamps that have come on the market recently. This birthday cake has seen a lot of use already, with all the teenage birthday cards I make. So happy to have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used (Affiliate links, thanks so much for your support of my projects and blog!)

Birthday Cake, Colorado Craft Company Clear Stamps

Wonky Backdrops By Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps

36 Pan Set, Altenew Watercolor Paint

Green Tea, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Tiara, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad

Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White


  1. If that slice of birthday cake you had was anything like your rainbow one here, it must have been scrumptious, Kelly ... this one certainly is! Hugs, Anita :)

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