Tuesday, June 17, 2008

BIC18: Eat Cake!

Oh yummy! Isn't this Martha Stewart cake just delicious? I don't think I could cut into it though, but maybe if it were chocolate flavored. :) But regardless I can definitely use it as inspiration for my latest paper creation. This is Beate's latest Be Inspired Challenge, number 18 to be exact.

Inspiration: As soon as I saw the cake I knew I would want to make a card with a lot of vines, leaves and swirls as well as use the following color combo: Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Ruby Red and Vanilla. Can't wait to see what the rest of the team comes up with: Jennifer, Susan, Silke, Dawn and Charmaine.

Implementation: I inked the heart from Always first with a Bashful Blue Classic spot and then a second time with a Mellow Moss Classic spot to add random bits of green to the image. I then stamped the image on watercolor paper and cut out. To finish the heart I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the swirls and flower centers.

Next step was to stamp a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock with the leaf in Mellow Moss Classic ink and the Ruby Red panel with the Pretty Petals background stamp in Ruby Red Classic ink. Both layers were paper pierced and the edges sponged with a coordinating color (Mellow Moss and Ruby Red). A piece of Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon was knotted around the Naturals Ivory layer before adhering the two panels together. Then the "Everything" sentiment was stamped on a strip of Bashful Blue cardstock. After which the words "thanks" and "for" from the Everyday Flexible Phrases were above. The Bashful Blue strip was then adhered around both layers and a brad added in the upper right corner.

Finally the Nestabilities (circles and petite scalloped circles) were used to cut out a couple of circles. The edges of edge were sponged with their matching Classic inks before adhering together. The heart was then added on top with dimensionals and then the whole piece was added to the card with more dimensionals.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Always, Pretty Petals backgroun. Paper: Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Naturals Ivory, Mellow Moss, watercolor. Ink: Mellow Moss Classic, Bashful Blue Classic, Ruby Red Classic, Basic Black Classic. Other: Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon, vintage brads, mat pack, paper piercer, sponge, dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Nestabilities (Small circle, Small Petite Scalloped circle).


  1. that cake is awesome... i like your card too

  2. This is soo pretty, Danielle! Absolutely beautiful! :)

  3. Mmmmmm...very tasty, I mean pretty!

  4. Wow! How 'bout that cake? It's too pretty to eat. LOL! Fabulous card too! TFS! XO, Mimi

  5. Oh your card is beautiful, Danielle! Wasn't this an awesome inspiration piece.

  6. Wow! This is just beautiful!! The layout is fantastic! TFS! =)

  7. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! WOW!


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