Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Make it Monday #113 Perfect Pearls

Okay so a funny thing happened on the way to this Make it Monday challenge (using Perfect Pearls or some other metallic powder) - I got distracted with cake.
This is not an unusual occurrence in my life.  I love cake. But I digress (as you, dear reader, know I am wont to do).
In this case it wasn't real cake.
(if it ain't real why bother, right?) I shall explain. I was filling the sugar bowl from the bag of sugar and I was about to throw said bag in the trash and I thought well looky there - right on the bag was a big fat piece of cake. See picture :-)

I thought to myself  - gee that looks about card-sized - the piece of cake. And so I cut away the front portion of the bag and set it aside until today and thought I'm makin a card with this. I cut out the cake and realized I was going to have to mount it on some cardstock (which i did). Then I knew I'd have to cover up that bit of red (the 5lb. circle that's on the right hand bottom portion of my slice o'cake). This is when the card was starting to come together in my head. I needed a big fat sentiment for that generous slice. I used the "Celebrate" from PTI's Think Big Favorites #13. I stamped it in Versamark on Dark Chocolate cardstock. I don't own any Perfect Pearls but I do have Pearl Ex - Micropearl (which looks kinda silvery - I'm just not sure how evident it is from my photo) so I brushed that on. I like how that looked and wanted to repeat the same thing in that problem area (the red circle on the cake). I cut out circles using my circle Nestabilities (Dark Chocolate and Fine Linen cardstocks) and stamped the little "Eat cake" from Cupcake Collection onto the dark chocolate cardstock. (I had to do a little masking to stack the words if you're familiar with that particular sentiment.) I diecut the wee stars from the Super Star Border die and finally I cut some Loop De Loop borders out of Fine Linen cardstock and attached those to the top and bottom of the card. 
So that's the story of my little mocha birthday card -it kinda looks like mocha doesn't it.... some kinda chocolate regardless - and in my mind all good birthday cake has some chocolate in it. Thanks for stopping by. Now go eat some chocolate cake for me!


Kathryn A said...

Awesome card! Love the idea of reusing ;). But...now I want some cake!

Kathryn A said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my 3 cards!! And, by the way, I love the photo at the top of your blog. Is that you as a little girl with your dad? It's awesome :)

Tracy said...

you're so sweet :-) and I loved the cards so I commented :-)
and yes that is me however the man in the photo is my grandfather - which was kind of unusual because he was the one always taking the pictures!

artful-notions said...

Salivating over whole project. Besides drooling over said cake, love all the masking and reworking of images!

Babsarella said...

This is totally FANTASTIC!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

Marybeth said...

Now I know why I have never seen that stamp!!! I honestly thought you were going to say you used the powder sugar instead of perfect pearls.( we could try that) d I love your reuse of this bag....what a wonderful idea. Love the way you covered up the 5 lbs. as well. Great card and now I want cake!

Elizabeth S. said...

Fantastic! Love how you reused the image.