- by Cathy Calamas
When Gingersnap Creations blog issued a border punch challenge, I thought, “Fantastic, I LOVE my border punches!” I was eager to find a new and creative way to us them besides the traditional use. As I had “wedding on the brain” with my daughter’s wedding last Spring and my son’s this Spring, it seemed the perfect time to create a wedding cake.
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
1. (1) sheet white cardstock
2. (2) sheets decorative scrapbook paper - K&Co. “Que Sera Sera”
~ One colorful for the flowers and one white or ivory for cake
3. (1) 5.5”x7.5” piece of textured or flecked accent paper
4. Alene’s all purpose glue or white craft glue
5. Small bit of ribbon
6. Border and hole punches:
~ Fiskars heart filigree border
~ Martha Stewart four petal flower border
~ Fiskars corner punch McGill multi-flower punch
~ Recollections single flower punch
~ Studio G small single heart punch
Step 2: Fold white cardstock in half and corner punch all 4 corners
Step 3. Using flower border punch, punch all four sides of the flecked or textured accent paper (5.5”x7.5”)
Step 4. Glue the accent paper onto the front of card.
Step 5. Cut ivory paper into 1.5”strips.
Step 6. Border punch these strips with “heart filigree” punch.
Step 7. Cut above strips into cake layers: 2 sections 4 1/8” (bottom) 2 sections 3 3/8” (next layer up) 2 sections 2 ¾” (next layer up) 2 sections 1 ¾ (top layer).
Step 8. Start your cake layers from the top and work your way down , overlapping the layers, gluing as you go along.
Step 9. Flower punch the colorful decorative paper . (save that strip, it makes an excellent stencil !) Punch one small heart from leftover “cake” paper”.
Step 10. Add ribbon accent to bottom layer and add flowers down the side of the cake, making sure to hit each layer. Glue them down.
Step 11. Add white heart to top of flowers.
Cathy L. Calamas is a self-taught Artist of 30 years. She shared a little about herself with UPA.
"Happily married to my high-school sweetheart and mother of 4. After many years of “mommy’ duty and a breast cancer scare (9 year survivor) I am nourishing my creative bent as much as I can. Previously owned a hand made card company and still do free-lance work. I was a Ginger Gem 4 times and am currently on the Design Team for Paper Traders Art Blog as well as a Moderator for their Yahoo Art Group."
Find more of Cathy's art at A Surcee Life."