Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 61

After the excitement of the earthquake yesterday (we live about 75 miles from the epicenter), today was pretty calm:)  I had fun with this card inspired by Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #61 from Sarah Martina Parker!  
I tried mimic the overall shapes in the sketch with a happy cake shop window scene.  I was so happy to finally get to ink up my new Eat Cake set!  The beautiful large tiered cake is the centerpiece inside a die cut window.  On each side of the window is a topiary stamped with Teeny Trees stamps.  
I didn't have a die or stamp for the topiary pots, so I just hand cut them and used my PTI canvas impression plate on them for texture.  I accented each flower on the cake with a little liquid pearls.  Don't you just love that little cake stand?  

I noticed with the colors of this card, it was so hard to get a decent pic!  My first pic is more what the card looks like in person.  I'm finally over my old point and shoot digital camera.  If anyone has a recommendations on DSLRs, I'm all ears!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!  And to all those in the path of Hurricane Irene, stay safe! 
{aloha, jj}

Stamps: Eat Cake, Teeny Trees, Dainty Doilies-sentiment (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Colorbox Rouge Liquid Chalk, Colorbox Moss Green Pigment, Martha Stewart Spray Rose Pink, Cocoa Memento
Paper: White, aqua mist, sweet blush, spring moss, antique linen (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Liquid pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Corner Chomper stub, PTI canvas IP and mat stack 3 die


  1. Sweet birthay cake! Love the topiary trees!

  2. What a sweet card! I love how you surrounded that beautiful pink cake with topiary trees, so creative! The colors are so fresh and happppy!

  3. Loving the topiary!! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

  4. Awwww, how cute is that! I'm loving the reverse die cut and the dimensional topiaries! And the banner looks great!

  5. Mmm - I'd love to see that pretty cake in a shop window! What a cute concept for this card, I love how you created it. Thanks for joining us this week for the WMSC!

  6. Urgh, for some reason your new posts haven't been showing up in my reader :( Glad that I finally figured out to get my butt over here directly.
    That cake is awesome, and I love the dimension of the topiaries. Sweet!


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