I found some patterned paper that reminded me of birthday candles and got my colors from that - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. I wanted some fun bright colors. Then, I used the Layered Cake & Stand die and cut it out of all colors so I could see what combinations I liked for the cake. (And now I have extras for other cards in complementary colors!)
I also die cut the cake stand from silver cardstock and the word "Celebrate"from the navy. I cut an A2 card base out of white, a strip 1 x 5 1/2 inches from the pattern paper and a strip 1 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches from the navy. I also die cut two rectangles using the second largest die from the Nested Wacky Stitched rectangles - one white and one Bermuda Bay.I then stamped confetti on the white die cut rectangle.
I used snail adhesive to attached the pattern paper over my navy strip and then glued it to the left side of the card. I angled the Bermuda Bay panel on the card and glued the white panel on it but just a little offset to give a "shadow".
My final step was to add the cake, the sentiment and some sequins.
Dies used: Cottage Cutz Layered Cake & Stand, Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangles, Celebration Phrase
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