Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wedding Wishes

Today we are going to Tim's nephew's wedding, so obviously I needed to make a card!  I knew I wanted to use this cake from Flourishes' Let them Eat Cake set.  It's supposed to be a birthday set, but to me this cake looks more like a wedding cake.  I paired it with Stampin' Up's Bella Bleu papers, which I thought went well with the flourishes in the cake image, and that set my color scheme. 

The cake layers were stamped with a combination of Versamark and Stampin' Up Blue Bayou, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment, stand and banner (from an old Fiskars clear set called Romance) were all stamped using Versamark and then heat embossed using Powder Keg Metallic Marble embossing powder.  The background for the sentiment tag was airbrushed.

I cut the image out and mounted the bottom layer using a double layer of foam tape, then mounted the middle layer with a single layer of foam tape and the top layer was mounted using Stampin' Up dimensionals, which are thinner than the foam tape.  You can see the dimension in the photo to the right.

I finally tried the scrunched up ribbon technique that seems to be showing up all over blog land.  I placed a strip of ScorTape down on the my patterned paper and then started scrunching the ivory satin ribbon and adhering it to the tape.  I had run the ribbon through the ends of the sentiment panel before I started.  Finally, I added some flat back pearls.

For the inside, I kept it pretty simple and just stamped the heart, from the Fiskars Romance set, and the sentiment, from Papertrey Ink ETA: Flourishes' Tag Lines set, and heat embossed with the Metallic Marble powder. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!


Harriet Skelly said...

Robin this is gorgeous - it really does look like a wedding cake! Love the papers and colors you used!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG!!! I love how you used the Set Robin!!! Gorgeous card...and I really like how you made the cake look 3D!!!

Hey...I hope you wore your fabbo new black dress :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so pretty, Robin! Love all the swirly flourishes.

Holly said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! This cake is perfect for a wedding card. Love your scrunched up ribbon!

Holly said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!! This cake is perfect for a wedding card. Love your scrunched up ribbon!