To the Bride & Groom

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another card with yet another cartridge!  This time I chose Simply Charmed. This card is for a couple that is getting married in May.  Their wedding invite was in blue, that is why I chose to use blue papers for the card. 
 I wanted the cake itself to have a shimmer, but unfortunately because I live in a small city I can't just buy one piece of shimmer paper in the color I want.  So, I made my own. First, I cut the cake out.  Then, I painted it with pearl fabric paint.  After it dried I ran it through my Cuttlebug with my d'vine swirls folder.  It turned out just how I hoped it would!
I added the flowers and the pearls to give it a finished look.  I also colored the cake stand with a silver sharpie marker to make it look shiny.  Finally, I attached the cake to the card using pop dots and tied a ribbon at the top.

What I Used:
* Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge - Cake Cut at 3.5"
* Navy Blue Cardstock Cut at 11" x 4.25" - Scored at 5.5"
* Light Blue Cardstock Cut at 5" x 3.75"
* Medium Blue Card Stock Cut at 4.75" x 3.25"
* D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder
* Love Language Cuttlebug Folder (part of a die/emboss combo)
* 2 mm pearls by The Paper Studio
* Tulle Flowers by Wilton
* Silver Ribbon (from Wal-Mart)
* Pearl White Fabric Paint
* Silver Sharpie

There isn't anything too sparkly about this one, but there is lots of shimmer. I'd love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back in a few days for something new!

I linked this up at:

15 sparkly comments:

JulieK said...

This is beautiful! The cake looks so real- such a great idea to paint the paper! Love it!

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty! I think your shimmer paper is better than what you can usually buy. It has more 'shimmer'!
And, you've given me an idea to try. Thanks.

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the pearlized paper! :)

Peggy said...

You do such a good job !!!

Elena said...

I love this card sooo much ! haha.. the cake looks BEAUTIFUL with the pearl beads!
Elena Marie

Minta's Creations said...

This card is gorgeous! Love it..
Just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

Brenda said...

WOW I love the embossing on this one!!! sooo pretty!!

Carol said...

Both came very pretty, love the shoes Momo sent me and I'm so glad to become a follower..

Noahsarkgirl said...

I came over from Momo and just love this card! It is so beautiful! Became a follower!

Rachel said...

I love this card! Momo sent me =)

Lori Apgar said...

Beautiful card!!! Saw this at Made it Myself Mondays!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a gorgeous creation. Saw it on Make it Monday

mary said...

Saw your link on MIMM! Your card is gorgeous! I bet the couple treasure it!
Love how you ended up doing the shimmer! very clever! I also love how you added the dimension to the cake by using the cuttlebug embossing folder!
Thank you for sharing! It is just Beautiful!
Oh! thought i would share a link where i get some of my shimmery papers..I don't have a LSS anymore except for Micheal's and they don't carry the shimmer cardstock,so I get mine through the Paper Temptress she has great prices and her selection is really wonderful.
I found a 15% off code as well,not sure if it still works....TJ15.
Hope that helps!

Lisa said...

This is very pretty and elegant! I love it!


Lori Comeau said...

That's a beautiful card.

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