Eat Cake

every chance you get!


3/8/20242 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s get Started:

Card Base  5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border: 5.5 x 4 *

Card Face: 5.5 x 3 ⅞

Yellow Vellum:  approximately 1” x 5

See Cheating on Layers and Borders under Stretch Your Pennies in the header

Card Face:

This is such a fun stencil - it has three layers that fit together in unexpected ways.

  • I put the card face onto the Grip Mat and positioned the first stencil.  I applied lime green ink across the stencil.

  • I removed the stencil and worked through the next two using blue and yellow inks.

  • I used a tiny birthday cake stamp and black ink to add cake images randomly on the card face.


  • I loved this colourful, wacky sentiment -  now what?  Glancing around I noticed a piece of yellow vellum pushed off to one side of the desk.

  • I grabbed that and dusted it well with anti-static powder.

  • I stamped Happy Birthday onto the vellum with Versamark embossing ink, sprinkled gold embossing powder over the embossing ink and set it with my heat gun.  


  • I placed the vellum across the center of the card face, folded both ends to fit snugly and then secured it with scotch tape on the back.

  • I glued the green border to the card base, centering vertically.

  • I added the card face onto the green layer, again centering vertically.

  • I added three small pieces of bling to the vellum:  I used glue dots to secure them to prevent warping (vellum does not like liquid!)

Final Thoughts:

This is such a fun stencil,  and I love these three colours together.  The yellow vellum was pure serendipity -  it was sitting there waiting to be put away, and in the end it worked so well on this card.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Layered Eat Cake,   A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Bring on the Cake and Tabs for Everything, both Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5,

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Versamark Embossing Ink, Simon Says Stamp

Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up! 

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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