Jul 05 2008

Cake Challenge II

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One of my online group has weekly challenges that we can participate in.  You make one WOW card and mail it off to your partner for that week.  A couple weeks ago was the second in a series of cool cake challenges!  This was the cake we needed to use for our card inspiration.  (These cake challenges make me HUNGRY for cake!)

Here is the card I made that was inspired by the cake.  I started by using a base of Brushed Gold cardstock.  Then gold embossed the swirl and flower from the Priceless stamp set all over Real Red cardstock.  I cut that up for the background.  I used a center piece of Kraft cardstock and layered it onto Whisper White.  Then stamped Priceless in Black and punched with the large oval punch and punched a row of scallops with Brushed Gold cardstock to layer underneath.  I stamped the 5-petal flower from Ginormous Flowers in Yo Yo Yellow, punched them out and added a red Rhinestone Brad in the center of each flower.  I punched the leaves with the 5 petal punch using crimped Old Olive cardstock.  I added them to the focal piece with dimensionals.  I wanted to add a butterfly, but it was getting too busy so I just decided to leave it off.

We enjoyed the fireworks last night…the weather finally cleared up enough late in the evening to go out on the boat.  I don’t recall such a COOL 4th of July…I think it only reached the mid-60s all day.  Brrrr… Our friends at the lake have a grandson about 10 months old.  He was wide awake and ohhh’d and ahhh’d at the fireworks!  He is just SO cute!

My box of NEW catalog goodies came on Thursday and I haven’t been able to play with them!  Hopefully after my son leaves today I’ll get a chance to sit down and stamp!

Have a great weekend!



5 People have left comments on this post

Jul 5, 2008 - 09:07:00
Mary Brown said:

WOW Connie…I think you really captured the look of the cake in your card!

Jul 6, 2008 - 08:07:21
Pat S. said:

Simply stunning! Your gold embossed flowers and swirls are picture perfect on the red paper! You chose exactly the right stamps to reflect the cake!

And that cake…isn’t it gorgeous!
I have a cousin who makes cakes like that…I had to go to the pinkcake web site and look at all the cakes too 🙂

Jul 6, 2008 - 09:07:57
Carey Rogers said:

This is wonderful it looks good enough to eat. How did you cut the Real Red card apart with embossing on it? Mine usually flakes off if I do that? I want to know your secret.

pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Jul 6, 2008 - 11:07:46
rose kerry said:

WOW, a most excellent cake inspired card!!! Excellent job.

Jul 7, 2008 - 12:07:50
Marian Balsamo said:

Very striking contrasts – love what you did with the gold on red.