This birthday cake card was created digitally in Adobe Illustrator and then brought over to work further in Photoshop.
It's a simple hand-drawn 3-tiers cake with 5 pastel candles and the Happy Birthday greetings. (See image below)
I have created two pdf files for you as I know that many of you use Letter size card stocks whereas we in Asia use A4 size paper and card stocks.
So everyone's covered :-)
As you can see from the above image, clear instruction is included in the printable file.
Just follow the given direction and you should be okay. If you are still unclear, have a look at this page where I will try to explain in more detail.
First, cut out the birthday cake graphic. Make sure that you do not cut too near the main card edges.
Follow the printed marks, use a scorer or a letter opener together with a steel ruler to score the centre of the card so that you can fold easily and neatly later.
Draw lightly with pencil to help facilitate cutting later. You don't want to trim off one side and found that the printed marks are gone. So the drawn pencil lines will help.
Fold along the scored line, use your thumb and finger or the scorer to make a clean crease, then cut the card along the lightly drawn pencil lines.
Now to layer the cake graphic over the front of the cake card.
You can leave the card as it is if you like. (optional)
I included the cake image on the base card anyway.
To make your birthday card looks 3d, just use double-sided foam tape then paste the cut-out cake on top.
Now, it's time to add glitter to the icing of the cake. I applied Ice Stickles - diamond by Ranger with a toothpick on the 3-tiers cake outline as well as on the candle flames.
Note: 3D effect by raising the cut-out with double-sided foam tape and some sparkles with glitter glue.
Below is a view of the completed card. Hope you like it.
Do comment and share below if you like it. I'll appreciate that very much.