Wednesday, 29 June 2011

...Introducing - Eat Cake (Second Post today)

Yep, I know I'm meant to be showing my Big Day stamps just  like the DT gals, but I really have so much to show you that I'm going to struggle to fit it all in before Friday!!!

I just wanted to squeeze in this fun card to illustrate the Eat Cake set that will also be releasing on Friday - you don't mind, do you?

Eat Cake is another small set - 6 x 4 but it is jam packed with cakey bakey goodness! The main image is a 4 tiered cake base onto which you can stamp a variety of decorative features - the key thing here is versatility - you can go as mad or a quietly as you wish. You can bake yourself a birthday cake, wedding cake, Christening, any sort of event that could use a cake, can use a cake card!!

The first card here shows the cake 'fully dressed' if you like - I started with the basic cake base, stamped in pale pink - (memento Angel Pink). Then I added flowers (separate stamp, plum chalk ink). Next I stamped some scalloped icing (separate stamp, mid pink), then a scalloped cake ribbon band (separate stamp, plum chalk ink). Finally I stamped the cake stand in the plum chalk ink.

I went back in with a copic and added an orange dot to the centre of each flower to tie in with my mat.

I cut the image out very roughly and mounted it on a sentiment mat - the main sentiment reads 'Birthday Wishes' but the panel is also stamped with the sentiment 'can we eat the cake now' all over to make a little background pattern. I roughly drew an orange line, with a copic pen, around the mat and mounted it onto my card base - which was kraft, with an orange strip.

My second card is a little calmer, maybe even masculine?

Do you like the little scripted cake? let me show you how to do that - 'seasy.

First - Ink up the cake base in the colour of your choice - I used a pale shade and you can see the exact ink in the photo.

Next, ink up a background stamp - I used a script stamp from Text-It for this cake - but you could use a plaid maker stamp, a polka dot stamp, anything with a closely knit pattern on it should do.

Then touch the inked face of the texture stamp to the inked face of the cake base stamp - this is a variation on the kissing technique.

Now stamp on the cardstock with your cake base stamp - the pic below shows what it looks like while you are stamping. Love clear photopolymer....

And when you lift the stamp. With the text stamp, obviously the script is in reverse now, but I don't think that maters, it's the texture I want, I don't need to read that writing!

I thought this made a beautiful cake base, it really didn't need much decorating, but I couldn't resist adding that wee candle!!

Well? tickled?

Since this is my second post today, here are the links to the ladies again, to save you scrolling all the way back! And! don't forget to check out the Big Cheese this week! - see the sidebar!


  1. Totally and utterly DELISH!!!

    Fabby cards hmmmm me thinks I'm going to be rooked in July

    This release is gonna be awesome me thinks :)

    Ali x

  2. Well, Claire, as I love cake, I definitely love these stamps. Both your cards look great and I especially like how you put the script onto the second cake.

    Kind regards

  3. Scrummie little cakes Claire sveryclever !!!

  4. Oh my oh my - I can see it being an expensive month lol! Do you HAVE to make ALL your stamps so blinking FABULOUS!!!!
    Tara x

  5. Claire, so far... so delish!!!!

  6. Claire, love this!! A celebration set! How cool!!

  7. The cakes are fabulous!! Love the one with the text!!

  8. You're a genius! WoW!!!!!:)

    Genny Mancin =0

  9. Fabulous! I can see this set getting A LOT of use! Thanks for sharing the technique you used for the scripted cake. Very cool.

  10. Great cards Claire!! I can always use a piece of cake, and this looks TOO fun!!! Your cameo sets look beautiful too: can't wait to see the full sets!!

  11. Love, love, love! The first card is my favorite, the colors are so yummy, but I *need* to try the kissed cake technique! Plaid cake - be still my heart!

  12. I'm LOVING all of your amazing cards and fabulous 'how to' tutorials over these last few days, Claire ... all absolutely fantastic. Your talent knows no bounds! What a release this is going to be ... I am totally drooling over every stamp set you've revealed so far!! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

  13. Oh no, now I'm hungry for cake. They are delicious stamps. Well done!

    So happy love cake(and baking cake) ..and was waiting for such a gorgeous set..has to go in my basket too!(looks so much fun adding all the little details..those are my fav. stamps ..with all small items)

  15. LOVE your yummy cakes Claire!! They're just delicious!! The elegance of the first, and the kissed second are so charming and beautiful!! LOVE 'em!

  16. So utterly beautiful! You always impress me!

  17. Sure does tickle! Really looking forward to the release.

  18. Beautiful creations! I love your cakes! Thank you for tut! I'll definitely try the kissing technique. :)

  19. Love these cakes, esp the one with the text! Also loving the font of the sentiments!

  20. That pie is just to eat up, wow, love it! Oh, wait, is that a saying as well in English, hi hi! In Dutch you say that something looks like to eat it and you mean it's so lovely or so sweet/cute! Ha ha, so far for the Dutch lesson!! I like it a lot! Love the fonts you chose and that pie is the best! I'm not a star in baking, but now I can decorate a pie with stamps! How cool is that!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  21. Your card is great! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Must try the kissed cake! :) So fun!


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