Sunday, August 21, 2011
Cake please, with a cherry on top!
Fantabulous Cricut's weekly challenge asked for a cupcake or other sweet treat. This works out perfectly since we have lots of August birthdays in our family. I knew my Stretch Your Imagination cartridge had a cake card, I played around with that for a little bit before scratching the project and starting over. I decided I just wanted to make a cake and not do a window card. I started rifling through my cartridges and came across one I haven't used very much at all. I decided to give Just Because Cards a shot. I found a cute little cake, fun card shape, fun border, and went to work cutting. I had some more recently purchased paper from Artsy that I hadn't been just waiting for the perfect card to make. I decided this was my chance. When I got all done cutting out my cake, cherry, card, border, I didn't want to just put my cake on the card. It needed a pedestal! Fortunately, the From My Kitchen cartridge had a cake on a pedestal. I measured the size of my cake and cut out a cake on pedestal from the cartridge. Then, I just snipped off the cake on the pedestal and replaced it with the cake I created. I wanted some dimension on the card, so popped the border up with foam tape and popped up the cake pedestal and stand. I still needed a little "oomph" for my card. I used one of the giant sized jewels from Jolee's (also purchased at Artsy) to bedazzle my pedestal. Then I used red Stickles on my cherry to give it a roundness that popped off the paper. Finally, I added a thin grossgrain ribbon to the side. The bow sort of reminded me of opening a fragile birthday gift with something fancy inside! Anyway, with just hours to spare, this is my card for this week's challenge!