6/18 Garden Party Cake

Isn't that cake just totally divine? It was Beate's Inspiration Challenge. I felt like it was a wedding cake at first . . . must have been the three tiers, but then, the longer I looked at it, the more it looked to me to be a party cake for almost any kind of celebration. I think I would use it for a garden party. I love the tiny cherries piped in the center surrounded by red frosting ric rak!

Well, I decided to go with the flow and find a cake to stamp. I remembered an old retired set called Sweet Treats that I just love. I've used the ice cream cone and the birthday cake fairly often, but I've hardly ever and maybe have never used the wedding cake stamp. So today was the day!

I wasn't sure at first if I should even post this . . . I was getting that "it's a flop feeling" that I repeatedly ignored. And then, realizing that I'd worked on it for a good long while . . . I couldn't just chuck it. Normally, I chuck stuff fairly quickly - ten minutes here or there into the wastebasket isn't a big deal. But after an hour, you feel like you're too far into the card to go back. Oh well . . . tomorrow is another day!!

Supplies I used to create this card:

Stamps: Sweet Treats, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, Cherry patterned paper from the Paper Patch that I found in my "stash."
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Ric Rak, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Markers, Dimensionals


Courtney Fowler said…
Why would you chuck this? It's great!
Susan (rainy) said…
Kay I think it is wonderful! Truly I love it. Wonderful layout and fun background. And that cake is fabulous.
LeAnne said…
I am glad you didn't chuck this! I was surprised more people didn't pick up on the cherry theme, so I was glad you did!
E.T said…
This is wonderful! Good job!!!
Silke said…
Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! I love what you have done with the IC - super stunning!!!! ~TFS~