This is the 1st time I have participated in a WMS Blog Waltz and I'm not off to a great start. I have had since the 1st of the month to come up with an idea and as usual it's not until the last minute that I finally get an idea.
The theme for this month's Waltzing Mouse blog waltz is Birthdays. There are some amazing projects over there why not take a look !
I tried to incorporate what I consider to be the most important aspect of a birthday and that is of course the cake and candles.
But I also wanted to create a sense of celebration and what better way than with the bunting in the WMS Bitty Banners set.
The sentiments (one is hidden by the cake when the card is open) are both from Compact Sentiments.
As you can see it's an easel card. The base of the cake stand has been scored and folded - half stuck onto the inside of the base the other half supporting the cake upright and providing the prop to keep the card open.
I found this not only added an extra dimension but also gave me a bit more room to play with, which I needed because this die cut is quite large - they don't call them Sizzix Bigz for nothing - and I didn't want to hide any of the lovely bunting.
This is the first time I've attempted this kind of easel card and I was a little worried about the mechanics of it but it worked out okay.
I forgot to take a photo of the card unopened but you can see in the last photo the little sentiment which will eventually be hidden when the card is open.