I decided to combine two Friday challenges that I spotted. First there was Sharon's: to make a long and low card. I've been on somewhat of a 6x3-1/4 card kick anyway lately, so I was happy to make one more! The other challenge was to make a card using... NO WHITE OR VANILLA cardstock.
So I was really wanting to use the little cupcake from Holiday Blitz. I decided to use creamy caramel as my neutral. I placed it in a dotted circle, then decorated it. The cupcake was iced with liquid pearls and rose stickles. The candle flame was first coloured in with a white gel pen, then I applied some clear stickles, and then some yellow glitter. The wordy background was made using the 3 birthday sentiments from Faux Ribbon. I embossed those with chocolate scented embossing powder- Yummy!! I couldn't find my scalloped scissors, so I went with the large (and retired) corner rounder scalloping instead.
For those wondering about envelopes for this size card, I use a 3-5/8x6-1/2 or a 7-1/2x4 envelopes. The first size is readily available in boxes of 100 at most dollar stores. The second size is from a card company's overstock.
Stamps: Holiday Blitz by Stampin' Up!, Faux Ribbon, Paper Tray, Borders & Corners Mon. Ed. by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Burnt Umber, Versamark
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories, etc.: 1-3/8 circle punch, large and small corner rounders, circle nestabilities, pop dots, liquid pearls, stickles, white gel pen, glitter, chocolate scented EP by gel-a-tins