1. Cut black cardstock to 4-1/4"x11"; score and fold in half.
2. Cut 4"x5-1/4" white cardstock piece. Use watermark ink to stamp several cake images onto upper half of cardstock, re-inking each time. Apply pastel chalks to wet ink.
3. Cut 2-1/4"x4" dot paper strip and adhere to stamped cardstock. Tie ribbon around layered papers. Stamp black "Celebrate" at lower right. Adhere papers to card.
4. Stamp black cake on white cardstock; cut out and matte on pink cardstock, leaving 1/8" border. Use blender pen and chalks to color image. Adhere cake block to card with adhesive dots.
1. Cut white cardstock to 4-1/2"x9-1/4"; score and fold in half.
2. Cut 3"x4" white cardstock piece; stamp black dot flowers. Adhere to upper half of card, leaving 1/4" border.
3. Cut 3-3/4"x4" black cardstock piece. Using photo as guide, punch oval from lower right corner. Wrap polka dot ribbon around top of cardstock, adhering ends at back. Adhere to card. Stamp black "Happy Birthday" (with brackets) inside oval.
4. Stamp black cake on white cardstock; punch out with 2" square. Punch 2-1/2" black scalloped square. Adhere layers together and to card.
5. Pierce hole border around entire card front. Connect holes with black pen to create faux stitching.
The More Candles
1. Cut white cardstock to 4"x8-1/2"; score and fold in half. Use scallop scissors to trim 1/4" from bottom edge of card, cutting through both layers.
2. Cut 2-1/2"x4" black cardstock piece. Cut 3/4"x4" white cardstock strip and adhere to black piece.
3. Stamp black cake on white cardstock; punch out with 2" square. Punch 2-1/2" red scalloped square. Adhere layers together and to cardstock panel. Use blender pen and dye inks to watercolor image; see "Techniques."
4. Insert brads through sequin flower centers and attach to black cardstock panel as shown; adhere panel to card.
5. Stamp black sentiment at lower right.
6. Pierce double row of holes along top of card front; connect holes with black pen to create faux cross-stitching.