Mmmmm… Frosting!


Hi there!

A friend once told me that the cake is just a vehicle by which frosting made its way from the plate to her mouth. LOL! I think she’ll agree that the frosting on my card today looks good enough to eat!

This card actually came together pretty quickly – if you don’t count the time it took for the uber thick layer of Glossy Accents I put on the frosting to dry. 😊

I love products that can be used for many occasions which is why this “Celebrate with Cake” die set from Altenew appealed to me. I don’t know of many happy occasions that aren’t celebrated with cake! Birthdays…Anniversaries…Weddings…and the list goes on. This die set comes with all sorts of cool elements – cake decorations, a heart, a star, and numbers that would great for calling out specific birthdays or anniversaries. For this card, I stuck with just a couple of the simple elements (frosting being the most important, for sure 😊), but I already have plans for some of the others.

For the cake part of the cake, I ink-blended with Distress Inks (listed in the supply list below) and added just a tiny bit of detail with my colored pencils. For the frosting, I used Distress Inks again, but I coated each of the frosting pieces with Glossy Accents to make the frosting appear thick and shiny! I had to let the Glossy Accents dry overnight – if you touch it too soon, you’ll get a fingerprint in it (um…kinda like real frosting)!

I die cut the cake plate and the heart out of glitter card stock and heat embossed my sentiment.

I added a tiny bit of ink blending to my background panel where the plate was sitting but this gets lost a bit behind the embossed sentiment. Still, I do like the hint of yellow behind the bottom part of the cake, so I think it worked out ok.

I assembled everything on my card front – popping up the cake, the heart, and the sentiment – and added a couple sequins just to complete the shine.

I don’t know about you, but this card makes me want a piece of cake!

I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. MaryLou Smelgus

    I love your card and couldn’t wait to get to the discription of what the cake plate and sentiment were made with. As an Altenew Academy student also,I was very impressed with your presentation and descriptions that were a perfect mix of HOW TO and humor.

    • Jean

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! Did you get all the information you needed? If not let me know and I can send you a note with anything I may have missed.


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

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