This was a fun card to make! I just recently bought a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders and I hadn't really played with them yet. This challenge was a perfect chance for me to give them a whirl!!! I ran the green white-core card stock through the embossing folder and then I used a light-grain sand paper to lightly rub over the top of the embossed paper and along the edges as well. I free-hand-cut the cupcake pieces. The bottom part was put through my paper crimper (talk about rubbing the dust of a severly neglected scrapping tool!!!) The candles are made from pieces of ribbon and the flames were made with a tear-drop punch and rubbed with sand paper also. I also rubbed some darker yellow around the edge of the "frosting" and the edge of the orange matting paper.
This was a really fun technique to do and I can't wait to use it on some more white-core card stock!
Wishing you all a very happy Monday!