Inspired by Advertising

By  Janet Kohler 

size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"


  • Cardstock: white; black; fuchsia


  • Stamps: cupcake; uppercase block H; Happy Birthday script sentiment
  • Black dye ink pad
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Circle punches: 1-1/4”; 1-1/2”
  • 1. Cut white cardstock to 5-1/2"x8-1/2"; score and fold in half. Cut 4"x5-1/4" black piece; adhere to card.
  • 2. Cut 2-3/4" white cardstock square and stamp black cupcake image in center. Color with pencils; brush over pencil with water to blend ("watercoloring" technique). Mat stamped panel on black cardstock.
  • 3. Cut 1/2"x3-3/4" black strip and 3-3/4"x5" fuchsia piece. Adhere layers to card as shown.
  • 4. Stamp black script sentiment, except initial H, on card. Stamp black block H on white cardstock; punch into 1-1/4" circle. Punch 1-1/2" black circle. Layer circles and adhere to card.