Thursday, 11 August 2011

Broadsheet Alpha BIG THANK YOU

Hello there hope you’re doing well. My kitchen has been transformed into a cake making factory and I am having a ball making a wedding cake for a family wedding we have to attend this weekend. The luscious lemon layer and the fruit cake are both iced and ready for the decoration and  the chocolate truffle layer needs a bit more cooling time and then is ready to be filled and iced. I am doing all the piping tomorrow and I am excited. It is a very elegant cake they have chosen, an identical copy of one designed by the talented Mitch Turner from Little Venice Cake Company.
This is the tall order I have on my hands!! I have to try and  recreate this beauty. I love it!! very elegant and delicate, the bride choose pink hydrangeas instead for the top and hopefully I will have a photo or two to show you once I finished it. Wish me luck for tomorrow piping by hand all that intricate design eeks!!
Today I am sharing a BIG THANK YOU card that I made for all my old colleagues I have worked with. They gave me such wonderful gifts on my last day and I was very sad to leave them especially when reading all their sweet messages in my hand made card made by the lovely Ali. I miss them already !!!
It’s bright and bold and it uses my favourite Alphabet set from Stampin’Up! the versatile Broadsheet. this card came together quickly but it evolved from what i had in my head when I first set to work on it. I was clear on the bold and colourful message but not on the rest and the layered ruffles come later as a result of me wanting to incorporate all the colours used in my message. I love the layered scalloped edges. And you can see a close up of the message
ty close
I stamped it freehand and is not perfect but I didn’t wasn’t after the perfect look, I wanted it to be a bit fluid.
Supplies: All Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated
Supplies: all Stampin’Up! unless otherwise stated
PAPER: Old olive, Melon Mambo and Whisper white card stock, Designer paper stack in Melon mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight
INK: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight
STAMPS: Broadsheet Alphabet
TOOLS: Scallop Edge punch
ACCESSORIES: Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon, rhinestones
Melon Mambo card base measuring 15cm x 15cm
Whisper White layer measures 15cm x 8cm
Daffodil Delight dsp cut at 5cm x15cm and scalloped at the bottom
Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive strips cut at 3cm x15cm and both scalloped.
Stamp your message in bright colours then simply layer the narrow scalloped strips on top of the daffodil delight wider strip and stick down not before adding a pumpkin pie length of satin ribbon tied into a bow.
Hope you like this bright card, see you again soon.xx
ps. I have been shooting some videos again *wink*

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Rita said...

So bright and cheerful! I never did get an alphabet set, but now I think I need one. :) Can't wait to see some pictures of your cake.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Monica
That cake is Stunning clever clogs you .....Hugs sylvie

Katrin said...

Какая яркая и сочная! Очень красиво!!!

Anonymous said...

just found your site today, about 30 minutes ago. This card is absolutely beautiful. I desire to make cards like these. Val

Sue said...

Wow realy looking forward to seeing your version of the wedding cake you must be very clever to even attempt it so beautifull hope you have a good day and the weather is kind also lovely thank you cards Luv Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! a stunning cake Monica, love the gorgeous card too, so bright & cheery.

Donna x

Dawn said...

I can see why they chose for you to make a cake like the pic, its very elegant, good luck with your icing tomorrow, I hope its not too warm for it. Your card is brilliant, I love the bright's collection! x

Mary said...

OMG you sure have your hands full making a cake like that !! You so need the Thermomix - my daughter made ganache in it this week - so easy!!
Love the card - you always get the bright colours just perfect.

Gail S. said...

Wow! What a talented woman you are!! Beautiful cake and beautiful card!!

Debbie Airey said...

Monica I love your card. Also all the best for the cake. You are so talented.

linda said...

Love the colourful card. And the cake - WOW - can't wait to see the finished picture of it.

Kirstie Hesketh said...

So bright and so cute may have to scrap lift this card.

Can not wait to see your cake too. I found wedding cakes too stressful I stick to birthday cakes and cupcakes now and even then only for family and friends and my craft classes.

Thank you for the inspiration it's a pleasure to be in your downline.

Kirstie x

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous card Monica, that Broadsheet Alpha will be mine next month! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I love how you make such bold, vibrant cards still look classy!

Christine said...

I love your bright thank you card. I have used ribbons in the past. However, I cut them and glue them just to the cover of the card. Do your's wrap all the way around? I need help in that area. Thanks so much

Christine said...

I love your bright thank you card. I've used ribbons in the past, however, I cut them to fit the cover of the card and glue them. Do you have the ribbon go all the way around? I need help in this area.

Thanks so much