Sunday, January 4, 2009

My first wedding cake!

Okay, so it's in the form of a card, but I LOVED decorating this cake baby! It's for Saturday's Inpsiration Challenge on SCS! As soon as I saw THIS cake I had this idea for my card. I've tried one before and didn't like how it came out, but I *LOVE* how this one came out!
To creat the cake layers, I just cut strips of cardstock and then rounded the top corners and glued them all down. THEN came the FUN part of decorating it! Doesn't that look like actual fondent? I love this cake, seriously. I know pride is one of the seven deadly sins, but I can't help myself:) I used Grateful Elegance and Fairy Tales by Verve to help pretty this card up. I stamped the flowers on vellum and cut them out and then glued them down. The sentiment is stamped on vellum and then layered on a piece of Ocean Tides cs for a toned down color. I think this Ocean Tides color (by PTI) is one of my FAVORITE colors in the WORLD! I can't help it:)
Okay, next up is my card for today's Featured Stamper challenge. Julie HRR is the Featured Stamper this week and, as you well know, has a fantastic gallery! {THIS} is the card I chose to case!
I pulled out another trusty favorite by Verve called Thankful Blossoms. The sentiments and fonts used in this set are so classy, I love them:) I got the color combo from the Verve Diva's, they were talking about this color combo and I was inspired to create with them also:) Kraft, Riding Hood Red, and Blush Blossom! And you know I had to add some blingy dew drops;)
Well that's it from me today! If you're paying attention to the countdown, it's 4 days! Not including today:) WOOOHOOO! He just called me from his first stop and will be there until tomorrow and then he's onto his second leg. I. Can't. Wait!
Have a great Sunday:)


12 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your cake card is just fabulous! I love the colors and all the bling. Love your take on this challenge. Your flower card is so bright and cheery. Thanks for the eye candy.

Maria Gurnsey said...

Your cake is fantastic!!! I love the embossing flowers on the bottom layer!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Amber! Love your cake; the embossed paper, colours and flowers are just so WOW! Love all the dew drops on the second card...simply beautiful!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous cards Amber!! The cake looks great!!

Christy Lynn said...

Just love your cake card! I saw that website a couple weeks ago when it was on Cake Wrecks (for cakes that come out GOOD, not bad) and just loved it...wish I'd had time to play in that challenge but my scrapping is taking over my life right now :p Didja see the Buffy the Vampire Slayer cake? Dude!!

And hey, you're down to counting on ONE HAND until your man returns! Hooray!

Lisa H. said...

AMBER! that cake is beautiful! Wowza! great details and that ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Love your cake card - just GORGEOUS!

Brooke said...

wow chick.. that cake is STUNNING!!! :)

Latisha said...

pretty cards!!
We are in the middle of a move right now, but I just wanted to say I hope you have a fantastic homecoming!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

OMGosh, Amber, that cake is FAB-ulicious! Love the colors, the flowers, everything!!! And your Thnaksful Blossoms card is beautiful!

Tinker's Mom said...

Amber - what did you use to make the embossing? Gorgeous card!!

nikki schmaltz said...

That cake is amazing and no one should give you a hard time for patting yourself on the back. It is just GORGEOUS. Looks good enough to eat:D