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! :)