Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sliding Tiered Wedding Cake

Here's the third of the four wedding cards I made this summer. Been wanting to try the sliding tiered card again, and thought it might make a neat wedding cake card. The first time I tried this type of card, I struggled with the measurements and promised myself  I would make a cutfile for it in Design Studio. The original design and assembly instructions for this card by Heather Summers are over at Splitcoast Stampers.

For my wedding cake, I altered the size of the card and layers from the original so it would look more like a cake. The cutfile I created in Design Studio uses different sized rectangles with slits for the sliders from the George cartridge. The best part for me is, no more measuring and cutting errors!

Here's what the card looks like when you pull up on the hearts at the top of the cake:
Before assembling, I embossed the layers using Cuttlebug's Floral Fantasy and Swirls folders.
For the embellishments on the cake, I used ovals and rectangles from the George cartridge welded in Design Studio for the frosting, and welded hearts from the Sweethearts cartridge for the cake topper. Monogram was designed in Printshop using Cotillian font, then rendered to a cutfile with shadow in Make the Cut.
Fancy swirls are from the Straight from the Nest cartridge, and tiny scattered blossoms were cut using a Kikyo flower punch from Carl.
Finally, I needed a place to add my sentiment, so I decided to add a cake plate which opens up to a card:
Again, ovals and rectangles from the George cartridge were used to create this, which I attached to the back of the bottom tier of the cake. Really had fun putting this together...it doesn't always happen, but I just love when something turns out just as I had imagined!

8 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Eunice~
This is one delish looking wedding card... Luv how you can pull it out from the hearts.... very pretty!

sweet said...

OMG Eunice!
This card is so amazing I'm speechless! lol! Since you can't see me right now, I'm shaking my head because I just wouldn't know where to begin with this card.
Props to you girl!!! I absolutely love your card and your work. And thanks for your sweet words of encouragement.

Elena said...

Eunice,your card is so beautiful! Your creations are so awesome and TFS!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful adaptation, Eunice.
PJ(Jessie Adams)

hilogurl87 said...

eunice, this card is amazing! very beautiful. Now I know who to ask when I start trying out the design studio!!!! I just wish I knew about make the cut before they stopped working for the cricut.
TFS
LEi

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Holy WOW Eunice, what an amazing card. It's so classy, elegant, and BEAUTIFUL. Another masterpiece. TFS

Jani said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love all the details in the embossing and flourishes. Great idea for a card too.

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Tammy E. said...

Oh my goodness! I love this. It is beautiful and inspirational!