Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 164-Cake Love

It's time for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!  Here’s my take on the sketch. In addition to using the sketch,  my cake card was inspired by the current Tuesday Trigger challenge (see photo at the end of my post). I was inspired by the fun ruffled layer cake, the doily sitting underneath the cake, and the homespun little banner/bunting that stretches across the top of the cake.

My cake is made with the Clear and Simple Stamps Cake Decorating stamp set. I stamped the cake platter on kraft cardstock, then stamped the cake on a piece of cream cardstock so I could add it to the platter with foam tape. Before setting it on the platter, I stamped the swag images across each layer, accenting them with teeny, tiny pearls, and added a little depth to the cake with some marker shading. It’s also spritzed with a little shimmer spray for a pretty, subtle sparkle. I stamped the set’s “love” banner above the cake in red ink.

To pick up on the homespun feel of the banner found on the cake in the photo, I used papers from the Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection—I picked a doily patterned one and a floral one on a denim background. The cake panel is accented with a cream tag, inked around the edges with some distress ink, and a cream felt heart with a button. It’s more layers than I usually use, but I love the look!

I hope you'll join us and play along with this week's sketch.  Be sure to link up your creation to Karen's blog so we can check it out--and so you can check out the sweet blog candy she's offering to one lucky challenge participant. For lots of inspiration to get your Sunday morning off to a great start, be sure to visit the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge team. Here's where you can find them:
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick 

Materials Used:
Cake Decorating stamp set, Perfect Little Black Dress and Haute Red Couture inks, On the Catwalk Cream, Dare to Be a Diva Red, and Kraft Like a Rockstar cardstock, Tags 1 and Shapes: Heart dies, Copic marker (E41), Dare to Be a Diva Red satin ribbon, button, cream felt (Clear and Simple Stamps); Summer Fresh 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories); Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger); Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); self-adhesive pearls (Recollections); hemp twine (Hemptique); sewing machine; foam tape


  1. Love the stamping on kraft and then again to give dimension! Fabulous!

  2. I love this! What a great card!

  3. What a beauty, love that cake and the heart with a button!! Fabulous!!

  4. Lori your card is wonderful! I love the popped up layered cake with tiny pearls and your choice of papers is fantastic!

  5. I love how you stamped on the craft and popped up the cake and the banners on top are darling! Perfect!

  6. How fabulous is this, Lori! I love how you stamped directly on the kraft. The color comobo is perfect too.

  7. Perfect card with the little heart and the white cake and the white tag!

  8. This is awesome. Love the kraft paper and the heart embellishment.

  9. Very pretty! Love the felt heart with the button!

  10. Hey Lori! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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