Today I’m sharing a card featuring this gorgeous cake from the Special Day Stamps! I love a peachy orange/lime green color scheme as the weather gets warmer and I think this would make for a perfect summer wedding congrats card.
I started this card by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die. On the top half of the piece, I stamped a small rose from the Everything’s Rosy Stamps multiple times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then lightly inked over the roses with Lost Shadow Distress ink.
Next, I die-cut a second piece of white cardstock with the same Stitched Rectangle Die, cut it straight across at 2” and inked it in a gradient from light to dark using Dried Marigold Distress ink. I heat embossed the “congrats” sentiment from the Everything’s Rosy Stamps with black embossing powder 1/2″ from the bottom of the cardstock.
For a little extra fanciness, I die-cut an Icing Border Die from white cardstock, adhered it at the top of the Dried Marigold piece and trimmed the excess from the right and left edges. I also die-cut 3 tabs from the Notebook Tabs Dies from white cardstock, adhered one centered on the Dried Marigold piece below the Icing Border and adhered the other 2 tabs to each side, trimming the excess from the edges. To cover where the tabs meet, I stamped a flower from the Fabulous Flamingos Stamps twice on white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then used a water brush and painted the inside of the flowers using yellow and orange inks. I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies and adhered them where the tabs meet. I adhered the Dried Marigold piece to the bottom of the Stitched Rectangle die-cut, matted the piece on silver cardstock and adhered it to an A2 card base.
Next, I inked 2 pieces of white cardstock (one with Twisted Citron Distress ink and one with Mowed Lawn Distress ink) and die-cut leaves using the Spring Greenery Dies. I adhered these above the Dried Marigold piece. To keep a light and airy feel to the card, I stamped the cake from the Special Day Stamps in light gray ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored it with Copics and die-cut it using the coordinating dies. To make the cake stand out a bit more and balance the black sentiment, I die-cut a piece of black cardstock with the coordinating cake die, cut the top portion of the cake off leaving just the cake stand portion and adhered the colored cake slightly overlapping the black die-cut. I then adhered the cake over the leaves with foam tape.
On the inside of the card, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Special Day Stamps with black embossing powder on white cardstock and die-cut it using a label die from the Sliding Window Dies. I then inked the die-cut with Dried Marigold Distress ink. I stamped a rose from the Special Day Stamps in light gray ink, colored it with Copics and die-cut it using the coordinating dies.
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!
This is beautiful, Cathy! I love every single piece of this latest release and immediately bought almost all of them! The only ones I held off on were the notebook sets but after seeing what the design team has created using them, I’m definitely going back for them! Anyway, love your style!!
Aw, thank you so much, Danita! I can’t wait to share more of this release over the coming weeks. I think you’ll love some of the ideas using the notebook dies!