Friday, May 25, 2012

Four Ways Friday #90 - Bring On The Cake

This week's Four Ways Friday is all about the Bring On The Cake stamp set.  This is a great birthday greeting stamp a little bit more :)
You don't need to do much to create a great birthday card using this stamp set!  I stamped the greeting in Melon Mambo on a Whisper White card base.  I then cut strips into banner pieces from the Flirtatious designer series paper and First Edition Specialty designer paper.  I temporarily adhered the banners with temporary adhesive and used some pink thread in the sewing machine to sew the banner down.  For a final touch I added some adhesive rhinestones.
This set also lends itself really well to creating gift tags!  Or, if you're like me, you make the tag and then decide it would look really cute as a focal image on a card :)  I began with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that I hand cut to look like a tag.  I then ran the tag through the Big Shot with the stripes embossing folder.  Next I added a piece of the new Comfort Cafe designer series paper (love it!!!!) across the bottom and punched a piece of the designer series paper to surround the hole in the tag.  I sponged the edges with both Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy ink.  I stamped the greeting onto Very Vanilla with Night of Navy ink and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  It was layered onto a 1 1/2" circle of Night of Navy card stock and added to the tag with dimensionals.  Linen thread was wrapped around the tag numerous times and then tied in a bow.  I used the Stars die and the Big Shot to die cut the stars and added brads in the centers before adhering them to the card with dimensionals.  I then used the color spritzer tool and a Chocolate Chip marker to spritz the tag.  As a final touch, I took a torn piece of denim (from an old pair of jeans) and sponged it with Night of Navy ink and threaded it through the tag.  The tag was added to the Very Vanilla card base with dimensionals.
You can use this set to create cute background paper too :)  I used the word "cake" from one of the stamps and, with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped "cake" over and over until I had a cute background piece!  I layered it onto a piece of card stock and then stamped another one of the Bring On The Cake images onto Whisper White card stock with Staz-On ink.  I punched out the image and used some watercolor wonder crayons with my aqua painter to give the image some color.  I also added a touch of dazzling details to the candles and some Crystal Effects to the cake plate.  The image was then layered onto a circle of Melon Mambo that I die cut with the Circles #2 die.
Don't forget that you can alter images by inking up the parts of the stamp you want with a marker or by inking up the entire stamp and then removing ink with a blender pen.  Here I inked just the hand and not the "wish big" greeting that comes with the image.  I stamped the hand and cut it out and then added the greeting from Tiny Tags with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig.  The hand was then adhered to a piece of Comfort Cafe paper with dimensionals.  The whole panel was adhered to a layer of Basic Black card stock and a piece of Crumb Cake taffeta was knotted around the panel before the whole thing was adhered to the card base with dimensionals.
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday and I hope it inspires you to use this, or any other greeting set that you have, in new and fun ways!!!!  Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with creativity, exploration, laughter and love!!!!!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Once again, four wonderful ideas! You are just a wealth of creative goodness!