Friday, July 3, 2009

Wedding Cake

While blog hopping last week, I came across this adorable wedding cake card by Melissa Rove. It is so sweet, it instantly went into my "must case" file. LOL. My co-worker got married last weekend, so that gave me the perfect excuse to make a wedding cake card of my own.

My cake actually consists of 3 separate layers glued onto a card base. Here's how I did it:

Cut a piece of card stock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. (I used a piece of shimmery white card stock for my card.) Cut 2 inches off of this for your bottom layer (you will have a 2 x 4.25 inch piece). Now cut the remaining piece in half so you have two 1.75 x 4.25 inch pieces. Trim one of your 1.75 pieces to 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 inches, and the other piece to 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 inches. Use your corner rounder to round 2 edges of each piece as shown on the card.

Now that you have your layers made, emboss each layer with the Cuttlebug folder of your choice (I used D'vine Swirl on mine.) before gluing them in place on a 4.25 x 5.5 card base. Carefully cut the card base to the shape of the cake, and you are ready to decorate. I used the Martha Stewart small hydrangea and branch punches as well as some pearls that were leftover from my wedding decorations.

I know it sounds complicated, but trust me, this card whips up in no time flat.

Oh, and...

Congratulations Jeff and Rachel!!!


scrappinfox said...

This is just beautiful! I need a card for a wedding in 2 weeks, and this is exactly what I was looking for - elegant and uncluttered. Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial!

Kim said...

Melissa this is AMAZING! What a beauty of a creation!!! Awesome work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

eggette said...

I saw Melissa Bove's card and this is just as beautiful! love it!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is absolutely Beautiful Melissa!!! I can't believe I didn't have you in my reader! You're there now!!!! Have a wonderful day!


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