A friend once told me that the cake is just a vehicle by which frosting made its way from the plate to her mouth. LOL! I think she’ll agree that the frosting on my card today looks good enough to eat!
This card actually came together pretty quickly – if you don’t count the time it took for the uber thick layer of Glossy Accents I put on the frosting to dry. 😊
I love products that can be used for many occasions which is why this “Celebrate with Cake” die set from Altenew appealed to me. I don’t know of many happy occasions that aren’t celebrated with cake! Birthdays…Anniversaries…Weddings…and the list goes on. This die set comes with all sorts of cool elements – cake decorations, a heart, a star, and numbers that would great for calling out specific birthdays or anniversaries. For this card, I stuck with just a couple of the simple elements (frosting being the most important, for sure 😊), but I already have plans for some of the others.
For the cake part of the cake, I ink-blended with Distress Inks (listed in the supply list below) and added just a tiny bit of detail with my colored pencils. For the frosting, I used Distress Inks again, but I coated each of the frosting pieces with Glossy Accents to make the frosting appear thick and shiny! I had to let the Glossy Accents dry overnight – if you touch it too soon, you’ll get a fingerprint in it (um…kinda like real frosting)!
I die cut the cake plate and the heart out of glitter card stock and heat embossed my sentiment.
I added a tiny bit of ink blending to my background panel where the plate was sitting but this gets lost a bit behind the embossed sentiment. Still, I do like the hint of yellow behind the bottom part of the cake, so I think it worked out ok.
I assembled everything on my card front – popping up the cake, the heart, and the sentiment – and added a couple sequins just to complete the shine.
I don’t know about you, but this card makes me want a piece of cake!
I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!