Today we kick off my second week as a Design Team Member for CAS(E) This Sketch. It’s still so surreal for me. I hemmed-and-hawed about how I could create a project with this week’s sketch – a frame with flowers hanging off of it – what could I use? I decided to just make a card with the gorgeous cake from the Cake Soirée Bundle when it hit me! This IS my card for the challenge! Yay! Here’s my card:
- Sweet Soirée Suite. How gorgeous is the two-layered cake on this card? The image is so delicate and beautiful – and there are so many ways to combine colors for a variety of looks. I stamped the solid base with Marina Mist (stamped off once) and stamped the detailed outline with Dapper Denim. Here’s a look at the Cake Soirée Bundle:
This pink and white pattern gives a perfect backdrop for the beautiful, blue cake. Here’s a look at the gorgeous papers in the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper: There are so many beautifully coordinated items in this product suite – to see all of the items in the Sweet Soirée Suite, click on the picture below:
- Stamping and Layering. With the beautiful foundation of the cake (cropped with the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies), I tried my hand at a little flower-arranging. I cropped a couple of sprigs and some flowers/leaves from the set. I placed the items on the corner of the cake to find a balance I wanted. Once I determined how I wanted the items layered, I pulled them away and started gluing. Careful! Here’s a closer view of my finished cake:
- Sweet Colors. There are three shades of pink/red in the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper – Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink and Calypso Coral. The color of this GORGEOUS page that serves as the background for my card is somewhere between these three colors (in my professional opinion), so all three work well with it. I love this combination of blues with Flirty Flamingo – I don’t often use Marina Mist. If you like it as much as I do, please save this for future inspiration:
Bundles: Cake Soirée Bundle Stamp Sets: Cake Soirée, Celebration Time Papers: Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Thick Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Sweet Cake Framelits Dies, Classic Label punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
My Favorite Things
Over the weekend, I shared my favorite things from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2018 Sale-a-Bration brochure. If you missed them, please take a peek – hoping my “picks” will help you decide which items you have to have from these new books – and there are a lot of things you need. 🙂
Join Me for a Spring Event in Atlanta!
In April, Stampin’ Up! is hosting OnStage Local events for demonstrators all over the world. One of the local events will be local to me – here in Atlanta, Georgia! Along with some of my amazing team members, I’ll be hosting a Spring stamping event the day before OnStage. This event – still unnamed and not-yet-fully-planned – will be Friday, April 7 at Cobb Galleria Centre. I’d love for you to join us!
Registration for the Spring Event will be open to a limited number of demonstrators – and the day will be FILLED with fun. I can promise some inspiring presentations, super-fun games, a high-quality swap and make-and-takes like nothing you’ve ever seen. The event will mirror the World Card Making Day events we’ve hosted the last five years.
If you’d like to see some of my write-ups about past events to gauge your excitement about this event, please click on one of the below links:
If you have participated in my events before, I’d LOVE for you to leave comments below about how much fun you had. I’d ALSO love for you to share this message with your friends and team members to encourage them to join us, too!
EMAIL ME HERE if you would like to be included on my emails as we fine-tune this fun event.