My mom recently asked me to create a special milestone birthday card for her cousin, and asked me to make it BIG. Like, take a sheet of cardstock and fold it in half big.
Most of our stamps are made for smaller-scale cards, and I didn't want the card to look too fiddly (or take me an enormous amount of time to fill.)
Enter: the silhouette. It's my go-to now when people (ok, just my parents) ask me to make bigger cards. I like teeny-tiny cards, they think bigger equals more impressive. ha.
I used a silhouette file for a one-layer cake (click!) and turned it into 2 layers to better fill the card. Everything was cut out of one sheet of white 12x12 cardstock and then colored with copics. It's a more speedy process, and the result is a softer looking cake. There are color variations that you can't achieve if you cut colored cardstock.
I also added a blue stripe to the top and bottom of the focal panel, by way of a copic marker's chisel tip. I like how it frames the cake.
I hope you like it!