Sunday, July 31, 2011
How about some Wedding cake?
I'm working on a theme here...first it was the Bridal shower card and now on to the Wedding Cake. I was inspired by an ad in Martha Stewart Living for her annual Wedding Issue. The cover was a colorful cake with orange and pink blossoms cascading down the sides and I had an Aha moment. I knew that Lulu's Wedding Cake, a stamp from Stamping Bella, had the same wonderful design.
I started with Bella's Best paper, memento tuxedo black ink and copics. Having a good sketch helps and I love creating on Sunday's because I can catch fellow Bella Babe Dana and the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. If you want to play along here's the sketch. You can link your card on Karen's blog here.
I found this awesome design paper from the Bella online shop. It's Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe collection. Yup, I'd say it was a perfect match. Some soft shading was added with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. The pearls were made with cream and kiwi green Viva Decor Paper pens. Love these! I have a tip to share though...have your image all colored, cut and ready to go. I added the pearls first and then had a heck of a time trimming it...the pearls were wet and can't go under the arm of my Carl paper trimmer, at least not without some casualties. I think I salvaged it anyway just don't look too closely at the lines.
The sketch called for three accent lines so I chose to use my Martha Stewart heart scalloped border punch. I also added a ribbon rose and added some leaves cut using a Nesties die.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.