Monday, October 13, 2008

Fun technique

Today's technique challenge was this fun fold called stair step. That is what it looks like when you have it horizontal, or it can be a vertical card and then it is more of an accordian fold. So fun.

When I looked at the samples, I immediately thought of a tiered/layered cake, so I made a birthday card. I used pale plum card stock and then added perfect plum scalloped icing. That was a fun look, then I thought of these fun silver thingamajigs that Terri sent me for my birthday. Thanks Terri! I added them to the scallops. Then I thought that back layer needed a bit of somethin', so I used one of the cuttlebug folders on it. Oh yeah, that looks like some nice icing detail, don't you think? I cut a slit in that top fold to add the candles which are just strips of cs run through my cuttlebug. I then used one of the petals from the old SU daisy punch as each flame with a little yellow stickles added to that. Oh, I like that look. What do you think?

For the Wedding Cake, I used the cuttlebug to add dimension to the layers, then used the taffeta and organdy ribbon and added layers of the flowers from the pretties kit with a clear rhinestone brad for the center. I stamped the love and embossed it before punching it out with an oval punch and then mounted it onto an embossed scalloped oval. There is plenty of room to write a message for the happy couple.

So, what do you think of today's creations?


Nancy said...

WOW! These are sooooooo great! The birthday cake just knocked my socks off, with the layers and candles. Love them both!!!

Wendy said...

Yeah, the layered cake is a perfect fit for that technique. It looks great! The wedding card is beautiful too, but that cake, WOWEE!!! Feel free to call into KEZ if you hear my name while we are gone at Disneyland. But.... you have to tell me if I won, not keep the money, unless you're buying be a super fabulous Christmas present. ;0)

Terri H. said...

Karen, These are as cute as can be! Very clever my friend--oh and I love how you used the silver thingys!

KellyJean said...

These are so great, Karen! I REALLY gotta try this! You've inspired me. wink.