Saturday, April 2, 2011

Color & Cake...

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It's Saturday, which means another Scrappy Saturday Challenge and this time, it's all about color inspiration. I really love cards that are mostly white, with a splash of a dominant color, and when I saw this photo of a lovely wedding cake, I thought I would make a shaped card inspired by the rich purples of the flowers amidst the yummy white fondant.

from Project Wedding
I wanted to keep things relatively clean, so I only hinted at the green of the leaves with tiny little green pearls at the heart of my paper blooms. For a little texture, I embossed each "layer" of the cake card with a dotted folder. To get the exact shade of purple I wanted, I used some Copic markers and colored directly on the flowers. For the sentiment, I used the darling banner from It's a Banner Day 1 from Taylored Expressions and used the coordinating die. Now, I wish someone I know would get married because I'd love to give her this card (and eat some of the cake!)

  • Stamps: It's a Banner Day 1 (Taylored Expressions)
  • Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)
  • Ink: Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accents: Paper Flowers (Archivers); Lush Pearls (Kaisercraft)
  • Fibers: Purple Satin Ribbon (Kate's Paperie)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Dies: Banner Day 1 (TE)
  • Template: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft)
  • Tools: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We-R-Memory Keepers)


Laurel said...

So pretty!

CG said...

Love this! Wow! So simple-ish, yet so elegant... great use of that white paper! I made need to scraplift that idea :)

Kristie W. said...

Beautiful take on your inspiration photo! I love how the ribbons drape over the layers.

Nerina said...

What a completely darling take on the challenge and the photo! Love the embossing and the addition of the purple elements! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Beautiful! You are the queen of shaped cards. This is lovely. Have a great weekend!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, Regina! An absolutely stellar creation! What a fabulous interpretation of the picture!

Teddy Bear Princess said...

Thank you for following me too <3
I really appreciate that :D
Thank you for wishing me a wonderful day :)

teddy bear princess

Carla said...

What an awesome, elegant card!!! I love your embossed cake and those beautiful rich purples. What an awesome wedding card! Hugs,

Unknown said...

Love your embosses cake and splashes are pretty purple! Great shaped card!

Ann said...

Ohhhh my, this is all sorts of awesome! Wow! Thanks for playing along at Wee Memories this week!