Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Quick Clear Dollar Cake Card!
Ok, back to the "Cute Confections" acrylic wheel stamp, avail-able June 1 from Clear Dollar Stamps. Also used the set this wheel was designed to coordinate with, "Cake Confections."
I can't hardly believe it, but there's not a piece of ribbon in sight!

I started by running the confections wheel through my VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit chalk ink pad and rolling it across a white cardstock strip. I cut the strip down to my desired size, sponged some Pink Grapefruit along the edges, and matted the strip to a slightly taller piece of pink cardstock (some old Close to My Heart stuff whose color I'm not sure about). I then stamped the "Eat Cake!" phrase repeatedly across the pink panel, both above and below the white strip, using CTMH Chocolate ink, and attached the whole thing to a Chocolate Chip (SU) card. Oh, and though you can't really see it in the photo, I highlighted the flower centers with Frosted Lace Stickles.

Now for the chocolate cake: I stamped the two layers (which were actually constructed from 4 separate stamps; so much versatility with this set!) on white card-stock using Close to My Heart Chocolate dye ink (the bottom layer and the icing swirls) and VersaMagic Sahara Sand chalk ink (top cake layer). Then I decorated my cake with the little flower stamp using Pink Grapefruit chalk ink and pink Dew Drops. I cut out my image using one of the scallop rectangle Nestabilities, then cut (and embossed) the next largest rectangle out of SU's Close to Cocoa cardstock to mat my cake on. I then matted the scallop layers to a straight-edge caramel panel and stuck the whole thing, just high of center, onto the card using a double layer of foam adhesive.

I'll have more sneak peeks later, but for now, I'm off to spread some mulch and surprise my husband when he gets home tonight. And it's THE perfect day for gardening: Sunny but not too hot...a gorgeous day here in Pittsburgh, PA! Hope it's nice where you are, too. Thanks for stopping by...

1 comment:

laurie said...

Pink and brown is darling together and I love what you did with the cakes!