I’m going to tell you about a love story. It’s one of drama and blues mixed with some major sweetness.
The story of course began not so long ago in a craft room teeming with sparkly paper, gorgeous inks and big shot that really is a Big Shot. Have I got to tell you that this story ends very well. Ok, I’ll stop with the build up and get on to the story.
Our story begins in a bright and sunny craft room of a very ambitious match maker who loved throwing paper and inks around like a seamstress does ribbon and thread. Ok, Ok, I’ll go on to the tutorial….
I began with Shimmery White 8 1/2 by 11 card stock and cut a front panel piece of 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. I spritzed water on the front panel and sprinkled the Prussian Blue Colourcraft Brusho onto the wet panel. As I did this the color burst on contact with the water and paper like a heart bursting full of love. LOL, I’m sorry I just can’t help myself!
I did spray more water onto the paper and Brusho color to spread the ink further. As I did this the panel began to bow in the middle and it created quite a dramatic dome. But the neat thing is that as the paper dried it flattened out. Once dried, the shimmer of the paper shown through the blue of the ink and the color effect.
The Cake Soiree stamp set has a solid two layer cake image that I used with Rich Razzleberry and stamped onto more shimmer paper. I stamped the two stamp flowers (two different sizes) in Marina Mist, the larger flower I stamped the outline or detail image but used a sponge and Marina Mist ink to sponge in the blue concentrating on the center and gradually working my way to the outside of the flower. I didn’t worry about going “outside” the lines because I used the coordinating die from the Sweet Cake Frame set to cut the image out.
This Suite also has the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. The masks have a solid band that coordinates with the cake. I placed this band on plain Whisper White paper (for contrast because the cake is shimmery) and sponged enough Marina Mist on to create as deep a color as I could. I then used the paper snips to fussy cut the bands out. Really, there wasn’t much fussy to it. I glued the bands to the cake.
There is also leaf elements both with the stamp set and the dies. I stamped the crumpled looking leaves in Old Olive Ink two times and ran the two dies that coordinate with the stamped image through the Big Shot. What makes this die set so exciting is that Stampin’ Up! included two, count them, two dies of leafs and one flower image. Awesome, they are my hero. I also cut the other leaf elements from Old Olive card stock, these leaf elements don’t have a coordinating stamped image.
I then used the Sweet Cake Frame Dies to cut out the cake, the cake plate and stand. The cake plate and stand was cut out the Shimmery White card stock.
Glue the Brushoed panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with a strong adhesive, I used fast fuse. Assemble your cake, cake plate and stand and then arrange your flowers and greenery.
The front of the card is so pretty that I would put the greeting on the inside or just write a personal note to the person you are giving it to.
I hope you enjoyed this. Below is the supply list.