Hello Fellow Stampers :-)
Well this has just not been my day that's for sure!! I dislike Mondays that seem to kick the week off on a yucky note! But that is definitely how today has felt. And we're snowy and cold besides; and are supposed to be all week. So that will put a damper on things pretty quickly too!! Oh well, Miss Sadie Ann and I will have to stay snuggled up warm inside from the bitter cold (although she likes to jump through the snow when there is enough to do so outside)!!
Today's card design took me awhile to create for some reason. I feel like I'm in one of my "creative blocks" right now; and although I've seen all kinds of wonderful ideas out there, nothing has resonated with me. So I really had to sit down and force the creative juices - watching a little Bachelor and a little Olympic Ice Dancing helped!! LOL
I loved the whole Cake Soiree Suite the minute I saw it; the elegance and beauty of this suite really resonates with me.
But that being said, I wanted to create something that wasn't "pink or blue sweetness"; I felt like I wanted something a little bit more bright and cheerful ~ feels like a party!
So I had a little fun with a number of new products on this card - and I hope you will like it too!!
I cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, 2-1/8" x 5-1/4" - perfect fit for the floral image in the Petal Pair TIEF. So pretty!
Then I sponged over the raised impression with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. I love how this makes the images pop in the background.
The adorable cake is stamped first with the solid cake image in Daffodil Delight; and then using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig, I stamped the detailed outline and floral image over the top in Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I then colored the images in with Stampin' Write Markers - Calypso Coral, Berry Burst & Old Olive.
The "cake platter", "stand", and "bow topper" are all cut out from Silver Foil.
Did you note the gorgeous Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon wrapping the background layers? You can get the wonderful Shimmer Ribbon Bundle for FREE as a Sale-a-Bration gift with a minimum $50 order. You don't want to miss out on this beautiful ribbon!!
I also ADORE the fonts of the sentiments in the Cake Soiree stamp set!! Don't you?? O M G!
So fun - and the devil's in the details that makes this card pop and look so pretty!! Hope you have enjoyed our "late" Mix-It Up Monday post! You can find all your supplies in my Online Store, or by clicking on the products in the product carousel below. If you want a complete easy PDF supply list, click on the immediately below the carousel.
Until Next Time . . .