Thursday, 18 September 2008

A different kind of stamping

OMG!!! Look what I did with some SU stamps? This is Luca s ( my sweet nephew) card and cake for his 1 st birthday party this Sunday. I know the cake is slightly over the top but hey he is special and I can spoil him as much as I want to I am entitled to it lol.

Now before everyone send s the food hygine brigade ove rto my house let me tell you that my stamps have been thoruoughly cleand and disinfected. Not sure if is the right way to do it and I am not saying to you that this is safe I dont know if it is but I have taken additional steps in case it isn't. I first scrubbed my stamps using the cleaning solution SU sells and the stampin pad. I then washed them with a toothbrush and ashing up liquid, I then took a cloth and mixed some Milton according to the instructions and let put my stamps face down onto the cloth forn the recomended time. I then wiped them further with food grade ispopropyl alchool, then the extra step was to separately stamp the images ( inked using food colouring paste)onto flower paste and cut out then stick them to the actual cake, the party guets are far too small to be even sniffing sugar ( well my nephew apparently is not allowed any sugar till his 18 according to my sis lol... love you Laura) so they can be removed before the cake is cut but i think you should be allright eating it. Made the snakes and the palms using a mixture of half sugar paste and half flower paste. I love ho wit turned out and if it looks a bit bare and wrong at the top is because we are missing the big number one candle in front of the star burst.

Then there was the card. I wanted everything to be coordinated from the invites to the cake I even stamped plain white serviettes and cut out little animals to stuck onto cocktail sticks !!!

Made using Always Artichoke card stock, So Saffron, Real red, Ballet Blue, Old olive, Pumpkin Pie, his name was spelt with the Big deal alphabet and I ve made the capital *L* from letter *I*. The ballons are from Big Bold Birthday set all from SU> Hugs M xxxx
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32 comments :

Michelle said...

just simply stunning.. just another talent you have monica and something else we have in common..
i am a baker and confectioner by trade!
only 1 day to go....

kim-paperbabe said...

Fantastic idea, and I'm quite sure no one will be sick from your stamps but more likely the sugar! Tee Hee! I bet there isn't a stamper or artist around who doesn't lick the end of a paintbrush either!
Gorgeous card too I bet Luca loved it all!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Amazing...absolutely amazing!

Fifi-T said...

Wow, just incredible. I wish I had just 1% of your talent.

Natalie said...

Monica the cake is amazing, love the matching card too. x

Hayley said...

WOW WOW WOW
That is amazing - you are sooooo talented!

elin said...

Monica that is amazing! You're such a clever girl!!

juliejules said...

WOW, I wish you were my boys Auntie!! xx

Maria's Cards said...

The cake and card are stunning Monica, I hope your Nephew has a great day.x

Diane.W. said...

Monica!!!! That is a dream!!! WOWEE!!! Is there no end to your talents?! Really,that is fabulous,well done :o)x

Bekka said...

Goodness Moncia you have been busy and what totally amazing results!

This certainly is a stamping project with a difference

I am sure Luca and his guests will be blown away by it

jenny said...

Monica, that is a truly fantastic cake :) a work of art. The card is fab too! Luca is a lucky boy!
Hope he enjoys his day :)

Wee Hels said...

Absolutely stunning Monika!

Anna said...

wowsers, this is one special cake Monica!
Make sure you get plenty of pics of Luca enjoying it!

Clair and Sharni said...

Fantastic Monica! - What a lucky little boy Luca is! xxx

Linda (UKS Gadget Monkey) said...

Wow, that is amazing, you are so clever at everything. Luca will absolutely love it and I am sure no one will be ill....

Sally said...

OMG that is fantastic! You are so clever. Luca will be wowed and so will his mum! I bet he wants to eat the snakes first ;)

Anonymous said...

absolutly amazing! Everyone will love it I'm sure. As for stamping the images, isn't the ink non-toxic anyway? and by the sound of it, your stamps were superclean and bug free!
have a great weekend,
Sharon.

Hysteri-CAL said...

OMG OMG OMG this is utterly fantastic ... you have the patience of a saint Monica !

This is pure craftsmanship !

Jane in Kent said...

Good grief, Monica! I bow to YOU! This is absolutely amazing. I think you should send these pics to Stampin' Up for a promo as I've never seen anyone else do this. What a star you are.

TCake said...

absolutely stunning monica.....a fantastic first birthday memory...have a fab weekend with the family. Tx

Moira said...

Amazing, what a lot of work but you must be so chuffed with the result. You're tempting me to but 'wild about you'. Well done, your blog is always so cheerful.

Stampin' Up! Gal said...

You are way to talented and you must have so much time on your hands. I think it's a great idea and the cake looks AMAZING!!!

Heather said...

WOWSER Monica. How fabulous

Angela said...

Brilliant! Absolutely lovely idea! That cake is so adorable...Happy Birthday to your nephew - he's so cute!

Dale said...

WOW Monica Luca is one lucky (and very loved) little boy.
His cake is beautiful. I see a "Party Planner" title added to SU Demonstrator.
You Rock Monica!!

sharon said...

wOW..I don't think that cake is over the top at all..it's flippin fantastic, never seen stamps used like that before, and a card to match, lucky boy..

TwinTrouble said...

WOW... absolutely amazing... Happy birthday to the little man & hope he is having a wonderful birthday!

Louly said...

Monica I think you may have started something here! Genius idea and it sounds perfectly safe to me. Absolutely amazing. xx

craftyscot said...

fabulous cake and card, love them
Sharon

Helen GoGo Girl! said...

monica the cake is absolutely fabulous! you are such a clever talented girly!

Helsbells said...

This is amazing! He is one lucky little boy. :D