Sunday, April 17, 2011

saturday inspiration challenge

Happy Saturday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Today was a lazy kind of day. We had a fish fry at our church yesterday and my hubby and  I worked there the entire day.

Ten hours is a long time but somehow you don't realize it until the next day.
It was a successful day all in all. We had a lot of people come in who don't attend our church. Plus we gave away about 20 free meals.

We only do this once a year but the effort is so worth the final outcome.

So mid-afternoon I got around to checking out the inspiration challenge on splitcoaststampers. This week our hostess Stef took us to the "Ace of Cakes" site. They really make some different but creative cakes.

my inspiration
I chose their chocolate harlequin cake as my inspiration. When I saw the harlequin pattern I decide to try and re-create it. I really stepped out of my comfort zone on this one. Usually, I have patterned paper that will help me create my card. Not so today.

The pattern I figured could be re-created with a square punch. I layed it out in a circle and it formed the star  pattern like on the cake. I punched white circles to resemble the cake.

I added ribbon roses to the center. On my card background I used an embossing folder that had this diamond shape.  I added white circles to the background as well.

The card looked a little plain so I decided to add some ruched ribbon. I am still not sure if I like this card but I did post it on splitcoaststampers and now my blog.

Well, it's time to bring another post to a close. Church in the morning so maybe I will see you back here tomorrow. God bless my blogger friends!!!!


  1. Fun Mary, you really transfer well to a card, I love all the brown and then the white detailing!

  2. Perfect take on that inspiration! Both the card and the cake are fabulous - however, I'm thinking I'll just go with your card as it's non-fattening! LOVE your card Mary. So pretty.

  3. You really came up with a creative and unique card - this is a super replica of the cake design! Well done!

  4. Fabulous card! It was a great representation of the cake and easier to mail too :-)

  5. What a fun card - so unique! You did a great job capturing the look of the cake.

  6. Your card is absolutely fabulous!!! Your card should of been delivered with the cake!!! Hugs,

  7. WOW! You captured the design beautifully!

  8. This is a perfect interpretation of the inspiration photo! It doesn't get any better than this card!



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