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Hi crafters. I have the honour of being a guest designer on The Male Room for their latest challenge #113 which is Cooking/Baking.

I looked at my supplies and decided I would make cake cards. I had a few ideas but wasn’t sure if this first one would turn out, so I actually have 3 cards in total.

For the first card, I wanted it cake shaped. I started by grabbing a 5×7 envelope and some scrap paper and working out how high the cake could be with the ‘eat cake’ on top. I had originally thought I would do a watercolour cake but then I saw aluminium tape at the discount store. It is normally used to seal ducts, but I had seen it put to better use on a card in a video. I applied 3 strips to some cardstock and burnished it flat. To colour it I put some blue alcohol inks on it. I used my scrap paper template to cut the shape out.

To texturise it I put it through a dotty embossing folder.

To make the icing I ended up making a stencil from scrap packaging. I traced my shape, then drew where I wanted the icing, then cut the icing bits out. I taped my cake behind the stencil and applied Viva Inka-gold in Cobaltblue with a palette knife.

After removing the stencil I sprinkled some blue glitter before the paste could dry.

The Concord and 9th eat cake die ( Top it off dies) was cut from blue glitter cardstock and plain blue cardstock and glued together. The sparklers were made from Your Next Stamp Starburst trio dies. I took a scrap of white cardstock and coated it with heavy gloss gel (Atelier) with a credit card. (I use this instead of Decofoil transfer gel, as I already have it. You can also try acrylic paint). I foiled this piece with holographic foil from Heidi Swapp and cut the dies from this as well as scrap cardstock. I cut pieces of thin wire and curled the ends. I sandwiched these wire curls between layered die cuts with foil layers on the outside. I attached the cake toppers to the card and reinforced the sentiment with an extra diecut glued to the back.

I glued the cake to a cardbase with the fold along the top of the cake and trimmed around the shape.

My second card has my favourite cake sentiment which comes from Technique Tuesday ( Sassy Birthday Stamp set). I stamped the black circle Kaisercraft stamps (discontinued) in Versafine onyx black. I didn’t have a solid circle stamp the right size so I took a patterned stamp and used the reverse side. The edges were a bit soft and I ended up with a blotchy circle. I thought about it, and decided males probably won’t mind a bit of grungy stamping so I kept going. I used various distress inks. I then stamped my cake which comes from The Cat’s Pajama’s Keep Calm Stamp set. I added the sentiment popped up on foam tape.

In my last card, I was channeling Andy Warhol. I cut 4 squares of cardstock, then cut the Flora and Fauna cake die from each. I put some double sided adhesive onto my square cardbase and inlaid all my cakes and mixed up the colours. I felt it needed a bit more so I cut 4 more cakes from black and glued these over the top.

Well now it’s your turn. Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.

I will be entering my last card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Masculine

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