326 Birthday Cake Card Project
#326 – Birthday Cake Greeting Card

Paper Casting Project

Create a beautiful  birthday card
& matching cupcakes!

Greeting card featuring painted paper casting made from Rycraft cookie stamp #326 Birthday Cake


#326 – Birthday Cake
#361 – Swedish Hearts

          

Materials Needed: 

1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #326 – Birthday Cake
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Cotton Linter)
1 paper casting* of design #326 – Birthday Cake (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions).
1 greeting card
Paper Edgers Scissors (pattern of your choice)
3 pieces of your choice of decorative papers and colors (we used a piece of pastel blue approx. 3 1/8” square, a piece of pastel yellow approx. 2 1/8” square, and a piece of pastel pink approx. 2 5/16" square)
Paint – brown, pastel pink, pastel green, pastel blue, pastel yellow, pastel orange, pearl white, pearl pink
Glue

*Note:  Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see 
Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.

Instructions:

1.  Let casting dry thoroughly. Then varnish the casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence. Variation: Varnish only the cake design and leave background area unvarnished.
2.  Apply brown paint to side of cake as shown and let dry. 
3.  Apply pastel colors to candles and flames as shown and let dry.
4.  Apply pearl white to top row of frosting and bottom row of frosting (as shown) and let dry. Then use a dry brush to apply highlights on brown frosting with the pearl white. 
5.  Add pearl pink to dots around top and bottom rows of white icing. Let dry.
6.  Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted casting.
7.  Cut papers to fit your card and to then fit one over the other leaving nice borders. Use the paper edgers to cut the pastel blue paper as shown. Glue all 3 pieces together and let dry. Then glue them to the card.
8.  Glue casting to center of top paper.


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