Endless Birthday Wishes

Hooray!  It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Make Sketches.  Our host this week is Cindy Lovell, and not only does she have a fabulous new sketch for us, but wait until you see the card she designed using the sketch!   Be sure to check out Cindy’s and all of the amazing Design Team cards.


My card is quite simple, using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and a print from the English Garden DSP collection.  I purposely made this card gender neutral, as well as mail-friendly.  I also used a stamp from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set – the cluster of stars in the upper right corner.



Although the birthday cake image can simply be stamped as-is, I stepped it up a bit by coloring a little with an Aqua Painter and coordinating inks, added a tiny bit of gold glitter on the flames of the candles, and made the cake plate look like white porcelain by adding some Crystal Effects.

FMS198 Cindy Lovell

I hope you’ll come play along with us this week!  Now, for some exciting news of what’s coming very soon…



Mark your calendar and don’t miss the fun and the prizes!


Happy Stamping!


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  1. Narelle Farrugia

    Oh this is fabulous! What a wonderful colour combo and I just love your shading you’ve given your cake – it’s a great touch!

  2. Jen Timko

    So much fun, Cindy! The coloring and shading on this image is fabulous!

  3. Jen Brum

    Cindy this card is amazing! I love that birthday cake! Your colouring is so perfect! Love the little star accents! So sweet!

  4. KarrenJ

    Another gorgeous card! I am so loving stripes at the moment and these background stripes frame your card beautifully.

  5. Rita

    Love this, Cindy. I never can get a card to turn out with that cake but you really rocked it! I love the colors and that you were able to make it easy to mail.

  6. Patti MacLeith

    Super cute, Cindy!

  7. linda callahan

    Sweet celebratory cake! Love the added sparkle on the candles and with the stars!

  8. Kim Hadad

    Hi Cindy –
    Super cute card! I”m a SU Demo in Estero not far from you – paradise stamper.
    Maybe our paths will cross one day!
    Kim Hadad

  9. Jen Mitchell

    Well dang this a great birthday card! I love that stripey border and the cool water color effect of the cake.

  10. Kim S

    Such soft and cute colors – I love the hints of sparkle!

  11. Christine

    Such a delightful birthday card! I love all the sweet little details you chose!

  12. JoAnn B.

    Very pretty card. Love the colors.

  13. Cindy Lovell

    This is just awesome Cindy!! Great coloring on the cake and i love the stars in the corner!! Awesome colors!!!

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