Thursday, August 9, 2007

You Take the Cake

I am in love with the simple, clean look of white space. I am continually drawn to images of handmade cards that look like my card on the left. I used the You Take the Cake set from My Favorite Things. I stamped the image on the front of the card and then colored it with Prisma's and Gamsol. I wasn't quite happy with the look so I then stamped the image again on Stampin' Up!'s Designer Prints Almost Amethyst paper and trimmed it to look like wallpaper behind the cake diva. I then added Icicle Stickles and Light Orchid Ribbon (SU!)

This was my first attempt at Paper Piecing and I think I have a new technique addiction! Wowzers!!

I hope you have a great weekend. I hope to get a bit of stamping done. I want to make "Welcome Back" cards for the teachers using the Back to School Set from MFT...I"ll have to get creative for the male teachers though...LOL! DH is taking Zach to a John Deere gathering (I say gathering sarcastically) on Saturday. They are going to test drive all the latest and greatest in farm equipment, so I figure it won't be as civilized as a gathering. So the girls and I will craft the day away. :-D


H. Buchholz said...

Hi there... Are those sets which are on your blog acrylic stamps? Not quite sure what I am seeing but, it reminded me of something I saw out of the corner of my eye at the craft store. I'm taking about the ones that look like clear plastic? And do they work well?
I am a fine artist who is new to the whole world of stamps... knew they were out there but, had NO IDEA to what extent! I have always done carving and printing with linoleum which can be really time consuming and a nice little work-out for your arm and have recently discovered some speedball carving pads whcih are super easy to cut! Anyway, your site looks nice and your cards are VERY cute!
I might have stamps and all that take over my blog for a while, I can see that it may be highly addictive!

Patti said...

The designer paper really makes the image stand out! Awesome! :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

Love the simplicity of this. Yet the fine details. The wallpaper is so cute too!