1 (Piece of Cake)

By October 14, 2007General

Can you believe that the night is finally here!  Tonight, midnight EST, the two stamp sets that you have been ogling for the past week will be available for purchase at Papertrey Ink!  Yippeee!

Onto the project!  Sometimes I find myself in a rut in regards to card design.  So today I wanted to shake things up a bit and make a transparent card.

101407_white_flowersI decided to adhere these super cool white sheer mylar blossoms that Papertrey carries, to the cover.  I love how their size creates a fantastic background.  There are 48 blossoms per tin, 24 that are 2-inches in diameter and another 24 that measure 3-inches.  They average out to only 16-cents each, so you don’t have to feel guilty about using 5 or 6 per project!  They are very lightweight, making them post office friendly as well.  They are SO fun to play with.  I just know I haven’t even scratched the surface yet!

101407_transparent_cake_cardI then attached my cake focal point to the cover.  I love the color combination I came up with today (Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive).  The contrast of the apricot & pumpkin is slightly autumnal, which is perfect for the current season.

101407_cake_closeupFor the centers of the flowers on the cake I used a yellow Souffle 3D Opaque Puffy Ink pen. I found that I could sprinkle glitter onto the ink before it dried to add a little sparkle.

101407card_interiorI added layers of cardstock to the inside for the card that act as a "mat" for the focal point when the card is closed.  The interior piece was cut 1-inch larger than the cake focal point on the cover to achieve this look.  The fun scroll frame image really helps to bring attention to the sentiment.

I will posting several projects today, along with introducing a fun new product that we will begin carrying tonight.  So be sure to stop by!

Edited to Add:  I attached the sheer blossoms with glue dots.  Super easy.  And YES, you can tint the white ones by rubbing them with Palette ink, like I showed HERE with the clear blossoms.


INK- Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive Classic Ink from SU!, Versamark

STAMPS- Papertrey Ink

CARDSTOCK- Apricot Appeal & Pumpkin Pie from SU!, Stamper’s Select White from Papertrey Ink

OTHER- Transparency from Office Depot, Souffle pen from Sakura, Mylar flowers from Maya Road, glue dots (for adhering flowers), white embossing powder from Ranger, Dazzling Diamonds glitter from SU!

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