This is also another card that I submitted for NSD in the cupcake challenge. It is a birthday card that I made for a friend of mine who just turned 40. She is also a teacher at my school and it was really fun to decorate her classroom with black balloons and things that said 40 on them! :) She likes animal print and she enjoys bright colors, so this is what I came up with....
This is an A2 sized card (my favorite size to make)
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge: "40" candles cut at 2", cupcake cut at 3"
Cuttlebug Zebra Print Embossing Folder (from the animal prints set)
Sentiment: Hero Arts 'Birthday Messages' stamp set
Clear embossing powder
Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter
I embossed the pink background with the Cuttlebug folder and I inked the raised areas with my Versamark ink. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and used my heat tool to set it. On my Gypsy I hid the swirly pattern that was on top of the cupcake. To make the candles sparkle, I ran them through my purple Xyron sticker making machine (upside down) and then sprinkled them with clear glitter. I used Glossy Accents on the flames to make them look shiny.
My friend really liked this and I hope you do too! :)