Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happily Ever After

 I'm back today putting some of my Mother's Day goodies to good use! I have a wedding reception to go to on Friday so they came just in the nick of time. I've had the Happy Day stamp set for a while now and love using it, but I didn't realize it had a coordinating die set as well. I FINALLY decided it was time to order it since I was getting some other things as well.
 The die set includes this sweet banner for all of the coordinating sentiments. This is one of the main reasons I wanted the die set. LOL! It just adds the perfect detail to the cake. I had previously been stamping the sentiments directly onto the cake, which is fine, but this looks more realistic. 
 I die cut the cake image from 140 lb watercolor paper and then heat embossed the image using gold powder. After that was done, I got to work with the watercoloring. There is something very gratifying about watercoloring a heat embossed image. I really like the way the pigment and water pool up in each section of the image.
The bow is made from thick vintage-looking lace around the card base. I also added a taffeta bow using hot glue. The bow was tied first and then I "crinkled" it using my heat tool for an aged look. It is one of my favorite techniques for giving an authentic vintage feel. I always enjoy adding fun little details to my wedding designs; the little clock is always a favorite. I just ordered a ton of fun stuff from Star Lit Studio which is where the clocks are from. I've had these for years, but she still carries them and I am anxiously awaiting more fun things!
 I believe she carries the tiny silverware also. I didn't buy these there, but they are so cute!I thought it was an unexpected, but fitting detail. There's a tiny pink pushpin inserted into the bow details as well. I made sure to tuck the point behind the cake image. I always clip the point with wire cutters if it will be exposed, but in this case, I didn't need to.
 The sentiment was heat embossed as well. They don't come curved like this, but it is easy to manipulate them to match the curve of the die. I simply used the black outline image that comes on the actual stamp set to bend it to the correct angle.
I thought the mint colored doily was a perfect backdrop for the cake image...something straight from the bakery! Thanks for fluttering by!

5 comments:

harrahx2 said...

Your detail is unbelievable! Love this.

Cindy Lyles said...

Kelly this card is such a happy one - love it and love that fork! I too, hide the points of pins used in card fronts behind something :) Thank you for the link!! xoxo

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you! This was really fun to watercolor!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thanks! You're sweet! You're welcome! I'm sending readers your way tomorrow, too!😉

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thanks! You're sweet! You're welcome! I'm sending readers your way tomorrow, too!😉