Hello, hello and welcome to the latest edition of a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch this week is designed by Jen Brum who makes some seriously beautiful cards. I pondered this sketch for a while then I was telling a friend at work about it. I showed her the sketch and, without blinking, she said it looked like a cake. Never one to ignore a perfectly good idea I turned the sketch on its side and went with it.
At first I was going to make the cake using layers in the colors of the challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. I got it all assembled then began looking for some images of candles in my stash to finish it off. I didn't find any candles but I happened to spy an old wedding stamp set which had a very simple tiered cake with a few flowers on it for decoration. So I scrapped my original idea and went with an all white cake and added a few wee flowers in the colors instead.
The top layer of my cake has some dripping icing that is actually a punch in the style of dripping goo. I got it about a hundred years ago when I used to make little treat boxes that looked sort of like Herman Munster. The dripping goo made a perfect set of bangs for ol' Herman! I don't use that punch very often but it's one of those things I'll never get rid of (like my electric fry pan) because it comes in handy every so often!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches to check out the amazing cards from our design team. There are so many cool renditions of this sketch you will surely find loads of inspiration there. I hope to see you in the gallery!
Paper: White Linen (Ellen Hutson); Rose Red, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Whisper White (SU)
Accessories: Basic Pearls (SU); Drippy Goo punch (Martha Stewart)