Monday, 25 May 2009

Yummy cakes

This card is a blatant CASE of a card from another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator called Melanie. She took part in a swap I held earlier this year and made the cute cake stand card in this photo. I love the Z fold and have never thought to do one before. I love the way Melanie cut out a separate cake and popped it up on a Circle of Friendship but I was concerned about time restraints (this was the third card at my Monthly Monday Workshop) so swapped that element for a felt flower and some ribbon.

This was from the blender pens workshop and we coloured this image using blender pens and Stampin’ Pastels. The cardstock is So Saffron but I discovered that the So Saffron chalk didn’t work so well on the cake icing, so used Barely Banana instead. One of the ladies gave her cakes pale pink icing, too, which looked fab – wish I’d thought of that!

The Z fold is really easy – just fold your piece of A5 cardstock as normal, then score the front vertically at the halfway point and fold it back on itself. The cake image is stuck on the front (folded back) piece which really makes it stand out when the card is standing up.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Cardstock: So Saffron, Rose Red, Whisper White
Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper - Bashful Blue
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Blender pens, Stampin’ Pastels, Flower Fusion felt flowers, silver brads, pale blue gingham ribbon

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  1. love the layout - that SU stamp is brilliant I've made several cards using that set - I agree the 'Z' shape card is a good choice - Lesley x

  2. Very cute! I love the fold - really interesting! Mmmmmmm cupcakes - scrummy!

  3. Love this card you have done, as always love the clean and elegant look x

  4. Love the Z fold for this wonderful image so you never lose sight of these delightful cupcakes!! This is one SU set I have been wanting to add to my collection!! So very cute!!

  5. This is cute helen! love the dsp!

  6. Wonderful card! Love the ribbon treatment in the bottom corner. Thanks for the inspiration

  7. Love the Z shaped card and your color combo is perfect on this! Very CUTE!

  8. Very cute card! The ribbon and flower in the corner are a great finishing touch.

    I have a guess as to whom the recipient might be... :D

  9. those cupcakes do look yummy.

    M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

  10. Lovely card Helen - love this fold and great colours too! Kate x


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