Today’s card, featuring a spectacular Chocolate Cake made using the Cake Soiree stamp set and Sweet Cake framelit dies, was inspired by a stunning card made by Carolyn Bennie, a fellow demonstrator from Australia. I love Carolyn’s technique for water colouring on dark cardstock and couldn’t wait to give it a go.

I began by stamping the gorgeous ‘floral cake’ image in Versamark Ink onto a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I covered the stamped image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it using my Heat Tool. When the image was dry I added colour using my Watercolor Pencils; starting with the lightest Calypso Coral and working through the Melon Mambo and finishing with touches of Rich Razzelberry to add intensity. I added a little Daffodil Delight to the flower centres as well. I love the soft look of this technique. Following Carolyn’s tutorial I then added Early Espresso shadowing on the cake itself, it does give a subtle impression of dimension. The cake was then die cut using my Big Shot and the Sweet Cake framelit dies.

Cake Soiree given a chocolate makeover
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I die cut the cake base and stand from scrap Whisper White cardstock and added them to the back of the die cut cake with Tombow Liquid Glue.

Cake Soiree close up
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I took a Thick Whisper White card base and added a 5½” by 3¾” layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock. This was topped with a panel of Calypso Coral dsp 5⅜” by 3⅝” taken from the Delightful Daisy dsp pack. The cake was added to the lower right corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using Versamark ink I stamped the Happy Birthday from the same stamp set, having masked off the rest of the sentiment with a post it note onto a scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock. I added White Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool before trimming it out with scissors and adding it to the card front on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Cake Soiree by Stampin' Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Cake Soiree stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Love the way the card turned out and that cake looks yummy!

Chocolate Cake Soiree with envelope
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Mo x

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