Thursday, October 26, 2017

JAI #383: Just Add Cake

Hi!


Welcome back to another challenge this week at Just Add Ink. This week Chloe has challenged us to Just Add Cake to our cards.


Pardon the pun, but I thought this would be a piece of cake! Then I had a look through my stash..... Nothing! No cake related stamps, dies or punches. What?!? Thankfully the ole thinking cap was working well this week, and I eventually came up with the brilliant idea (if I do say so myself!) of making a cake topper.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers, Support Ribbon, 3D

I wanted to go with something ultra feminine and girly, so I decided that I'd start with pink and go from there. The Gold Glimmer paper adds a touch of glam to the topper, don't you think?

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers, Support Ribbon, 3D

I love the look of the layered ribbon streamers at the base of the topper. I just selected a few different trims that worked well together, cut them the same length and then stapled them to the bottom layer of the topper. Too easy!

The topper was adhered to a long bamboo skewer using a strong glue. A second Powder Pink scalloped circle was glued to the back to hide the skewer.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Just Add Ink, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Eclectic Layers, Support Ribbon, 3D

I chopped off around a third of the skewer so that the topper didn't sit too high off the cupcake. I really hate wasting anything, so I decided I'd make a mini topper to go with the main one. I already had a couple of stars cut from the Gold Glimmer paper, so it was easy enough to make. Then I thought that two cupcakes looked a little lonely, so I made three more mini toppers. Now it looks like a party of cupcakes! My 12yo daughter Ada gave her tick of approval, so I guess I hit the mark!

The rest of the Design Team have come up with some cracking great ideas this week. You can see their cards over at the Just Add Ink blog, where you can also link up your Just Add Cake creation. Can't wait to see what you do!

Bye for now,

Tina

4 comments:

  1. Absolutely love that you came up with these toppers, Tina. Just perfect. Tell me....did you bake in order to take this pic? hehehehe x

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  2. What a gorgeous array of toppers Tina, you definitely hit glam and girly. Love the detail of the scalloped edge too! xxx

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  3. Wow your cake toppers are such a fantastic idea Tina! I love your sweet colour combo and the streamers are so luxurious. Love how you decorated the whole batch of cup cakes in such a fun and beautiful way! xx

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  4. How lucky are we that you don't own any specific cake products - because this is stunning!!! Who wouldn't love a beautifully decorated cupcake for their birthday? Kelly x

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