Hello Friends!!! I know I haven’t posted for a while. About a week ago, I drove to my mom’s house for a much needed visit after the holidays. We had so much fun visiting, hiking, playing cards, crafting, and even going to a local violin concert. But then I got back, and it’s been pretty hectic ever since. Lots to do with year-end.
I have a few projects to share from my visit, and then lots from this past weekend. I was whirlwind of activity!!!
This first one features the Cake Soiree stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies. (Buy in a bundle and save 10%!) When I went to Mom’s, I brought a few new stamp sets she wanted to try out, and this was one. I was so excited to try this bundle out for the first time! I didn’t put a lot of thought into designing this card (I was too distracted having fun with her). but I can see LOTS of possibilities for future. Both the stamps and framelits have amazing pieces to build cakes, make floral cards, color or emboss … you get it, just lots and lots of options.
I have lots of birthdays coming up at the beginning of the year, so this bundle is PERFECT!
I used Shimmery White paper for the background and to stamp and silver emboss the cake and flower pieces. That paper works great for watercoloring. Just squeeze your ink pad, pool a little ink in the lid (or drop a little refill ink in the lid), and use your Aqua Painter to dip in the ink to watercolor. For this card, I watercolored with Berry Burst, Powder Pink, and Lemon Lime Twist inks.
I wanted an elegant looking card, so I decided to accent everything in silver, including silver embossing, silver foil for the die cuts, and silver glimmer paper for the layer. I really love how it turned out.
Isn’t that silver cake stand pretty? I love the detail, and there’s a really pretty tag in that framelit set with the same detail. So, so beautiful!!!
To construct the cake, I cut out all my pieces with the Big Shot, and then I played with placement until I was happy. I particularly love the Berry Burst bow die cut. It’s just such a pretty element.
I realized when I was done that I didn’t even use any of the pretty designer papers, ribbons, and embossing paste that coordinate with this bundle. Like I said before, there are so many possibilities. You can check out all the coordinating products on page 12 & 13 of the Occasions catalog.
The other thing I really love about these framelits is that there are multiple dies of some of the pieces. So, I could cut out two of the same size leaves at a time. Also, the various detail ferns are all in one larger die cut, so it’s real easy to place them on the Magnetic Plate and not have them jump around. I love how Stampin’ Up! works on improving products and helping us save time!
Supplies used on my card: