Thursday, 11 August 2011

Broadsheet Alpha BIG THANK YOU

Hello there hope you’re doing well. My kitchen has been transformed into a cake making factory and I am having a ball making a wedding cake for a family wedding we have to attend this weekend. The luscious lemon layer and the fruit cake are both iced and ready for the decoration and  the chocolate truffle layer needs a bit more cooling time and then is ready to be filled and iced. I am doing all the piping tomorrow and I am excited. It is a very elegant cake they have chosen, an identical copy of one designed by the talented Mitch Turner from Little Venice Cake Company.
This is the tall order I have on my hands!! I have to try and  recreate this beauty. I love it!! very elegant and delicate, the bride choose pink hydrangeas instead for the top and hopefully I will have a photo or two to show you once I finished it. Wish me luck for tomorrow piping by hand all that intricate design eeks!!
Today I am sharing a BIG THANK YOU card that I made for all my old colleagues I have worked with. They gave me such wonderful gifts on my last day and I was very sad to leave them especially when reading all their sweet messages in my hand made card made by the lovely Ali. I miss them already !!!
It’s bright and bold and it uses my favourite Alphabet set from Stampin’Up! the versatile Broadsheet. this card came together quickly but it evolved from what i had in my head when I first set to work on it. I was clear on the bold and colourful message but not on the rest and the layered ruffles come later as a result of me wanting to incorporate all the colours used in my message. I love the layered scalloped edges. And you can see a close up of the message
ty close
I stamped it freehand and is not perfect but I didn’t wasn’t after the perfect look, I wanted it to be a bit fluid.
Supplies: All Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated
Supplies: all Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated
PAPER: Old olive, Melon Mambo and Whisper white card stock, Designer paper stack in Melon mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight
INK: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
STAMPS: Broadsheet Alphabet
TOOLS: Scallop Edge punch
ACCESSORIES: Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon, rhinestones
Melon Mambo card base measuring 15cm x 15cm
Whisper White layer measures 15cm x 8cm
Daffodil Delight dsp cut at 5cm x15cm and scalloped at the bottom
Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive strips cut at 3cm x15cm and both scalloped.
Stamp your message in bright colours then simply layer the narrow scalloped strips on top of the daffodil delight wider strip and stick down not before adding a pumpkin pie length of satin ribbon tied into a bow.
Hope you like this bright card, see you again soon.xx
ps. I have been shooting some videos again *wink*

Shop Stampin' Up!