Hello stampers! Try saying that quickly six times in a row!! Seriously though, this suite is pretty sweet. Now I really do hate cake decorating, although I do my best to make a pretty cake. This type of cake decorating is more my style. The image in the catalog is quite luscious isn’t it?

 

Sweet Soiree suite catalog image

 

I actually got everything in this suite so that I would not be inhibited in my card making and I wasn’t disappointed. The Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon is my favourite ribbon so far in the book. It is a gorgeous colour and it also ties beautifully.  Take a look at the close-up of this card:

 

Berry Burst ribbon and wink of stella watercolouring make for a stunning card.

 

There is a lot going on in this card. I used Wink of Stella to watercolour the cake and that is truly a fantastic technique. The picture cannot capture the beautiful sparkle on this card. The fine tip of the Wink of Stella is ideal for colouring this detailed image. I used marina mist, berry burst and old olive. The background is marina mist with the silver embossing paste and the sweet soiree decorative masks. It worked really well and wasn’t runny or messy. It didn’t take all that long to dry either.

 

The decorative masks and silver embossing paste are beautiful in the Sweet Soiree Suite

 

The pretty little dies that I used for the top of the cake come in one unit and you can put two strips of paper behind it for quick cutting too. Take a look:

 

Three in one framelit with Sweet Soiree Suite

 

Watercolouring with Wink of Stella also works well with a black image. With this card I also used rich razzleberry and powder pink.

 

Beautiful colouring with Wink of Stella that can't be seen in a picture

 

Here is the complete card. The background was done with a watercolour wash technique that I learned from Billie Moan. I will include a video on part two of this post that I hope to finish tomorrow. I added some candles using the decorative masks and silver embossing paste and I didn’t make quite the elaborate bow that Billie did, but other than that, this is a complete case of her beautiful card. You can check it out here.

 

Pool Party and Berry Burst Watercolour wash background

 

This suite also comes with a great embellishment kit that includes some handpainted flowers, some foil accented cakes, vellum and silver leaves and flowers, blue velvet ribbon, white clothespins and some adorable tassels with jump rings as well as a yard of washi tape.

 

Stampin'Up image showing some of the embellishments with the Sweet Soiree suite

 

On this card I used the blue velvet scalloped ribbon to anchor the cake.

 

Blue Velvet scalloped ribbon and Sweet Soiree specialty designer series paper

 

I thought I would include a closeup of the ribbon so you can see the texture. Everything about this suite is simply luscious.

 

Lavish details in the ribbon and the paper as well as the framelits in this beautiful Sweet Soiree suite.

 

Here you can see the framelits that are included in this suite. There is just so much to play with here!

 

Lots of detail but all the little bits come out easily.

 

Now these framelits look quite delicate, but as long as you use the precision plate, all the little bits come out very easily and there is no fussy poking with “pokey tool” or more properly known as the paper piercing tool.

 

I realize that I have way too much content for one post, so I will continue this one tomorrow with a few more card samples and a video on how to do the watercolour wash background.

 

 

 

 

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