At OnStage in November, the Cake Soiree Bundle really jumped out at me. It was so pretty and delicate - just the kind of cake I'd want to celebrate a special occasion. I hadn't really gotten a chance to work with it yet, after last week's snow, I found myself with a rare weekend all to myself. I hurried did some housework in the mornings, then spend the majority of the weekend up in my studio.
I made about eight cards using the Cake Soiree Bundle and Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper over the course of the weekend. This suite of products is so fun, I could easily have spent more time, but I also participated in the 2018 Sale-a-Bration Creative Convention and had some friends over for a Girl's Night Out Wine and Craft Night. We each had a kit to work on, and it was a great way to get out of the house after being snowbound. I really needed the time to just sit and work on my Lots of Happy Card Kit. And wow! Are those cards gorgeous - but more about that later this week.
Late Sunday night, I wanted to do a little more detailed work with the Cake Soiree Bundle. I'd seen this technique of reverse coloring on velum from Australian demonstrator, Lou Ketzelman, and wanted to give it a try. CASE-ing someone's card is an excellent way to learn new techniques. I'd never embossed or colored on vellum until last night. I love the way this (and another one which I'll share with you later this week) card turned out. Look at the amazing yet soft detail you get from coloring on the back of embossed vellum. This is a technique I'll be using again and again.
Base: Peekaboo Peach, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2",
scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Watercolor Paper, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Champagne Foil Sheets
Layer 4: Whisper White Card Stock
Layer 5: Vellum
1. To create the background, mix 1 drop of Peekaboo Peach reinker and a few drop of water. Using an Aqua Painter, quickly brush on color onto Watercolor Paper until you get your desired effect. Set aside and let dry.
2. Stamp cake image in Versamark onto Vellum. Sprinkle with White Embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. Cut out with Cake Die. Using a Blender Pen and ink pads in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Sweet Sugarplum, color the images on the reverse side (or un-embossed side) of the vellum. Cut out another Cake in White Card Stock and mount the two cakes together using glue dots.
3. Cut out flowers and leaves from vellum, and the cake stand and plate in Champgane foil.
4. Stamp Sentiment onto Water Color Paper in Early Espresso.
5. Adhere all layers to the card, using glue dots for the vellum floral pieces and dimensionals for cake and cake plate.
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