Cake Soiree Looks Beautiful With Watercolour Background

Hello stampers! You know that you have a great stamp set when it takes more than one blog post to adequately feature all the amazing elements. I am not even doing it justice. The more I play the more I want to create with this stamp set. You may not want to buy this bundle, it will prevent you from getting your work done!!

 

I have to be honest. Sometimes I find embellishment kits a waste of money. There are often elements in there that you simply can’t find a use for. This one is fantastic! You get so many pretty die cuts and vellum embellishments that it is instant gratification to whip a bunch of cards that make you look like you really slaved over them. Anyone who receives one of these over the top cards will really be feeling the love. I took a picture of some of the elements I had laying out before I started my card. This is NOT the complete embellishment kit by any means. Click here to see all of it.

 

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit #145578

 

The watercolour paper in the middle of the picture is 4″ by 5 1/4″ and has been stamped using the acrylic block technique shown in the video at the end of this post. Take a look at the finished card. It took about five minutes to make.

 

Vellum embellishments with Cake Soiree.

 

I used berry burst and pool party ink pads right on my acrylic block E and then spritzed both the block and the watercolour paper with water before “stamping”. Here is a picture of how I prepped the watercolour paper.

 

Watercolour paper taped to grid paper with painters tape.

 

The grid paper is very helpful to align the tape and the cardstock making it easier to get a nice even border. Here is a close-up of the final result of the paper. I wish now that I had rotated it on my card so that you would see more of the pool party. Oh well. Next time.

 

Watercolour wash background with an acrylic block E

 

Here is another card using some of the embellishment kit. The card is mostly in white and silver so the coloured embellishment really pops.

 

Sweet Soiree embellishment kit

 

The next card uses a piece of one of the cards I posted yesterday. It had a mat of that beautiful paper from this suite, so I cut out an oval before adhering to the card and covering with the white mat. This paper is so lovely you really don’t want to waste any of it!

 

Clean and simple card focusing on the Sweet Soiree specialty designer series paper #145564

 

This card is clean and simple and really lets the paper shine. The sentiment is from Petal Palette another of my favourite stamps from the Occasions catalog. I decided to try and spruce it up a bit using some other embellishments from the kit and some ribbon. What do you think?

 

Tassel from embellishment kit as well as metallic edge berry burst ribbon take this card to a new level.

 

 

I really do love this sentiment. My job as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator has allowed me to meet so many new people all over the world and I have been blessed and enriched by it in so many ways, so this card is for you my fellow demonstrators and to all my Facebook and blog followers and to my wonderful customers and team members. I hope you feel the love. I made one last card that I totally cased from Dawn Olchefske. Here is the link to her blog. I just embossed my base layer, that is the only change I made.

 

Leaf embossing folder with Cake Soiree embellishments

 

Finally, here is the video that shows you how to do the acrylic block watercolour background technique. It is easy, controlled and changeable. You can always add more ink and spritz again with water.

 

 

 

Sweet Soiree Suite Suits Me Perfectly

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.