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.

Cath

7 comments:

Dana White said...

Cath this is stunning; the shades of pink on the cake are perfect as is the flower embellishment and the pearls are perfect; I think I need some of those pens!!

Leslie said...

Stunning! The paper, the pearls, the colouring and that flower....oooooh lovely!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Cath! LOVE that cake with the pretty Crate paper!

Olga V. said...

I LOVE your card, Cath! The colours are sooooo pretty! And the pearls are perfect - you have nothing to worry about! When I use Viva pearls, I normally end up with a pearl line vs. pearl drop :-)

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OMGOSH this is BEYOND gorgeous, girl! LOVE your coloring- what a beautiful card and paper!

Steph said...

Utterly stunning, Cath!! So beautiful. Especially love the ribbon flower!

Tanya said...

Simply stunning! Your coloring is so beautiful. I love how the flower turned out, so pretty! PS...I wanted you to know you're in a blog post I made=) orangegymnut.blogspot.com