Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fancy Wedding Cake Card

Last month, I went to Southern California to a wedding of two good friends with my family.  We had such a great time and the weather was perfect for the event.

This is the card I made for the bride and groom.  I love how it turned out! Since the cake centerpiece was so elaborate, I didn't want to make the background too busy.  I kept the accents simple and elegant. I used white Liquid Applique for the frosting and let it dry overnight.  The next day, I used my heat gun on just the frosting parts and it poofed up like magic!  I found that if I didn't let the Liquid Applique dry completely and used the heat right after, I got more of a popcorn texture that didn't puff up as much.

Here's a side view of the cake.  It's actually three layers of the same image. I used the complete cake image on the bottom, two cake layers on top of that, and then one cake on the third layer.  Long ago, I had seen this technique demonstrated by the owner of the stamp company on a local crafting show. 


The inside of the card was kept simple.  Love the silhouette of the bride and groom from Kim Hughes's wedding stamp set!  I cut an easy tab out of the white cardstock layer to give it some dimension when you open the card.  I also used a very black pigment ink to stamp the image so it would be crisp and solid.

Stamps: Wedding Cake (Stamps by Judith), Mr. & Mrs., Tiny Heart (A Muse), congratulations sentiment, bride and groom from "I Thee Wed" by Kim Hughes (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Poppy Red (Papertrey Ink), Copic markers
Paper: Apple Red & Espresso Shimmer Couture (A Muse), Swimming Pool (Bazzill), Cryogen White cardstock  
Accessories: Robin's Egg & White Pretty Pearls (A Muse), Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch (EK Success), Circle & Scallop Circle Punches (Marvy), Big Note Top Die (Stampin' Up!), Something Old, Something New corner punch (Fiskars), White Polka Dot Sheer ribbon (A Muse), White Liquid Applique (Marvy), Heated Craft Tool (Ranger), Piercing tool


  1. Gorgeous cards! Great way to start off a new blog!! Can't wait to see more!

  2. Very nice! I love that shade of blue...and pop-up cards are soooo much fun!

  3. What a fun wedding card! Love it!

  4. Super sweet idea. Great color combination and wonderful mix of bids and pop up inserts when you open.



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