Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let them eat cake!

This coming Saturday we are attending the wedding of one of my husband's MBA classmates. It should be a great time, a bit of a reunion of sorts for the husband. The invitation we got was a beautifully hand stamped and embossed Navy Blue and Silver. Just gorgeous. The bride and groom asked that they not be given presents but that they be given a donation to their favourite charity. So to go along with our donation I decided to make them a great invite (or at least what I think is great).

I decided to use their colour scheme and make their invite blue and silver. The cake was really easy to make. I just cut out rectangles of white card stock in graduated sizes for ther layers. I used the ribbon to hide the seams. I stamped each of the layers of cake with the edge of big Baroque Motifs SU stamp. I used the little silver beads to add a little something that I thought it needed. I decided to also add the ribbon to the outline of the entire card because I just didn't like the blue edges on their own. I did screw up a little on the one length of ribbon and the cut, but it was too minor for me to bother fixing it.

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. I hope the bride and groom enjoy it.

Paper: Canson Indigo Blue, The Paper Company White Cardstock

Stamps: Stampin Up Baroque Motifs

Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic Silver

Ribbon: Holiday Trim It Up