Stampin’ Up!® had a stamp several years ago that said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” That’s so true! There’s something about cake that makes any event more special. Here’s a quick “cake” story. Ok, it’s a cake doughnut story, but still…
Yesterday, when I picked Amelia up for the day, I could tell she was very tired. She must have partied really hard for her birthday the day before – which is understandable. We had an easy day planned, though. I had a craft day at the office – a time when crafters can come and work on any projects they have going. It’s just more fun to work with friends.
I had packed a big bag of projects for Amelia, and she was having a blast coloring and painting. She was having so much fun, that when she got down from her chair, she tripped and fell. Usually she whimpers for a minute and it’s over, but this time, she had huge tears and lots of sobbing. I felt awful.
I finally comforted her enough that she could settle down (she wasn’t hurt, just scared and tired). Then in walked my friend Christy with a gift for Amelia and a doughnut with pink icing and sprinkles. The “chair fall” was totally forgotten and her face was full of smiles. There’s power in cake and doughnuts, my friends. (The gift was also super cool. It was a My Little Pony “make your own” snow globe. It was so cool that I’m going to see if they have any more, because I want one.) My Little Pony. Glitter. A doughnut. Christy is now Amelia’s favorite person. (She also let her make a “black ice” technique card, so Christy reached saint status.)
I decided to make a “cake card” last night. This is very simple and fairly quick.
I dithered about the icing. I like chocolate, but brown doesn’t always look great on a celebration card. I usually gravitate to pink, but I decided a nice Soft Seafoam icing would be pretty. Here are the card details, and a trick or two.
First, I die-cut the Soft Seafoam cake image and the Silver Foil cake stand using the Sweet Cake Framelits Dies. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the flowers and cake outline from the Cake Soirée Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green onto the cake die-cut. (Tip: Use the negative from the die-cut as a template. Fit the stamp into the empty space, then carefully flip it and place it into the Stamparatus. Place a magnet somewhere on the template, then close the plate to adhere the stamp. Perfect placement!)
I wanted the icing to be shiny, so I repeated the template process with the cake background stamp, placing it into the template and closing the Stamparatus to adhere the stamp to the plate. Then I inked the stamp with VersaMark ink and embossed with clear powder.
Here’s the fun part. As Christy reminded me yesterday, Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers, so to get color into the Granny Apple Green floral outlines, I colored over the embossing with Lovely Lipstick, Shaded Spruce, and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.
The last step was the floral cake topper. I die-cut the flower outline from Flirty Flamingo and the greenery from Shaded Spruce Cardstock using the Sweet Cake Framelits. The Melon Mambo flower background is a 1-1/4″ punched circle. After adhering the outline to the circle, I simply trimmed a few stray edges with Paper Snips.
The Flirty Flamingo card base looked a bit naked, so I added a few VersaMark splatters using the Artisan Textures Stamp Set, then the sentiment from Cake Soirée in Melon Mambo. Just for a bit more sparkle, I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
I’m not sure if this will be a birthday, wedding, or anniversary card, so I haven’t stamped an inside sentiment yet.
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