Everyone should have cake on their birthday, even if you are on a diet! However, if you are one of those who never eat sweets or cakes kind of person, then maybe you can just admire this cake and smell the roses! I created this card specifically for Our Creative Corner's Challenge "photo inspiration - baby shower". You chose at least two details from the photo and create a project around them. I decided to go with the coral and turquoise colors, the flowers, and of course, cake. I love cake! I love baking cakes! I love decorating cakes! I love eating cake! I love giving someone a cake I made! And now I love creating paper cakes! Who knew...I just wish I could eat it!?!
I am also submitting this card to the Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge "texturize it". There's a lot of texture going on here! I am super proud of how my bottle came out. This faux vintage glass look technique is from Wendy Vecchi, but I tweaked it some. I wanted to recycle and I didn't have any empty, unused glass bottles, so I used an empty "plastic" matte medium bottle. I applied Gesso instead of Glue N Seal, and after crackling, I used Distress Ink instead of Distress Stain, but still the same principle. I love this! That Wendy is a smart, crafty cookie!
|Remove label and lid cap and wash thoroughly. Apply a layer of Gesso and let dry.|
|Apply a very heavy layer of Distress Crackle and let air dry. Apply Distress Ink to cracks and work in really well.|
|Reduce, reuse, recycle! Here's the package from the Prima flowers. I love the color and images on their packaging.|
|Use Watermark Reist (love this stuff) and stamp images on craft card.|
|Do the same on the Prima packaging. Ink all edges with Distress Ink.|
|Stamp writing image on flower petals with Distress Ink, and apply metallic paint dabber to the edges of the petals.|
|Cut bottle in two, and save the other half for another project. Tie ribbon on and add flowers and embellishments.|
From My Stash: ribbon, journal frame, bead (candle), peach colored cardstock
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!