Celebrate with Strawberries on your Cake!

Hi, everyone! Tonight I have a card to show ya that I was going to use as next week's designing with Melanie Muenchinger's post but after I saw this post here over on Melanie's blog I just had to enter it into her challenge! Her challenge was to make a card based on one of MY cakes!!! :) This cake right here:

 I made this groom's cake for a friend of ours wedding and it's one of my favorite creations! Of course, the best thing about it are those draping strawberries!  I had never made a cascade of strawberries on a cake before and was overjoyed when I discovered that toothpicks worked marvelously in getting those strawberries to stay put!  

Anyway, as I was thinking of another card to make using Melanie's" Candles on your Cake" set, I got this CRAZY ;)  idea to use one of the fabulous ladies from Asela Hopkin's "Sew Pretty" stamp set.  After coloring this beautiful lady and paper piercing her outfit, I cut the tips of the fingers off of the hand that was holding the clutch.  Then, turned them over (so that the fingers would line up naturally) and outlined her fingers in brown to match the ink I stamped her in (Memento-Rich Cocoa).  I colored them, then glued them to the bottom of the cake plate (just cut around and a bit away from the bottom of Melanie's smaller cake stamp to create a plate for it).  I stuck a pop dot on the center back of the cake and popped it right down where it would look as if she were holding up the cake, showing it off!!  Don't you just love it?!  ;)  I was thrilled with the way it turned out!  There is just something about  her expression that is priceless, especially now that she is holding a cake!  Kinda like, "Yes, it's beautiful I know.  Thank you, thank you very much," said in a haughty but playful kind of way.  :)

DP: October Afternoon-Let's Fly a Kite
Cardstock: GinaK Designs Pure Luxury in Ivory and Chocolate Brown             

Thanks so much for looking!  Now go play Melanie's Challenge!  :)

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NinaB said…
Wow, this is so clever and beautiful, Janice. And that cake looks so tasty.
Melanie said…
yay Janice!! what a great idea! perfect size for that stamp! She totally has a "how long are you gonna make me hold this look!" LOL!
Irena said…
The card is great, the cake is very tasty.
Wonderful creations! Such yummy ideas, and that cake...WOW very professional!

Thank you for stopping by the party! Hope to see you again!
Jamie said…
Awesome! As are all your creations :).
Jennie said…
This is so creative Janice! Perfect dp and your design ROCKS!!! Love the cake too, you are so talented!!
Donna said…
oh my goodness! this is so fun (the cake paired with Asela's retro wife) your real cake is DELICIOUS looking, so professional! you've done a fabulous job as Melanie's guest designer!
Kristine said…
Hi Janice!! I just heard the news yesterday... WELCOME to the LOC family!! Great to have ya join us! Your blog is so awesome--love your fresh and fun style. =)

This card is yummy--love how you added a choc. cake with strawberries... JUST LIKE the real deal!! How cool. I used to make party cakes... never got to the wedding styles, but it was fun until I got carpul tunnel syndrome real bad. ANYWAY... you are so talented--in cake decorating AND card making. I'm gonna peruse around your blog more. Have a great day!

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