Hello and thank you for being here.
I cannot explain how delighted I am to be a part of the Waffle Flower monthly challenge! I have adored this brand ever since I started crafting and have been very lucky to be invited by Arjita to present my creation for this challenge as a Guest Designer.
Just to give you a little info about the challenge. Waffle Flower has monthly challenges that start on the 15th of each month, and each week there is a sub theme to keep things exciting. The theme for August is “Unexpected Supplies” and the the sub theme for this week is “Use Something From the Kitchen“.
So, now let’s get to the card. I actually just bought meringues from a store and glued them on my cake card. That’s it.
LOL! Fooled ya. These are not meringues that you can eat (please don’t eat them). I actually, made them using….. distress paste and a piping bag!
Yes, you read that right. I wanted to have a soft pink color, so first, I smooshed some pink paint and then mixed it well with the distress paste using a palette knife. Next, I transferred all the distress paste into the piping bag. In a typical piping manner, I started making a few shapes with it. It wasn’t easy, as I had never done this before. But after a few tries, I was able to pipe a couple of good shapes. The best part is, if the shape doesn’t come out right, you can just scoop up the paste and put it in the piping bag because it does take a while for it to become stiff.
Another tip, trying using a plastic sheet base to make these ‘meringues’. It helps in maneuvering the distress paste easily, and much easier to clean. Also, after a few minutes, try to lift up the ‘meringues’ so that they dry without being stuck to the sheet and when completely solid, you have the independency to use the shapes in whatever design you want.
I let these dry overnight to be completely sure.
For the cake, I used Tempera watercolor paint in pink to color the entire page. Using the Cake Panel Die, I die cut the page. I also used Glitter Dust gold spray to get a shimmery backdrop.
Before gluing the cake panel, I also used the Happy Birthday cake topper (included in the cake panel die) by heat embossing Hero Arts gold embossing powder and adhering it over two layers of white cardstock. I did the same with the candles and painted them red and added a design with a gold glitter pen.
I assembled all the elements and then slowly and steadily using all the meringues, I started to lay them over the top. I did take some inspiration from the internet looking at some cake decorations. I took my time and placed each one like a little jigsaw puzzle. Most of them glued easily using liquid glue. Some, whose bases were uneven, it was difficult to adhere them. I used a sand paper to try to even the base out and another thing that I used was glue dots. They definitely did seem to hold the ‘meringues’ in place.
I also added some enamel dots resembling piping dots. I used Unicorn, JJ’s rainbow and Clean and Clear enamel dots from Waffle Flower. I would have loved to use distress paste for the same, probably next time!
I wanted to add some balloons and what party would be complete without translucent butterfly balloons? First, I stamped the butterfly in picked raspberry from the Spread Your Wings Stamp set on white cardstock. Next, on vellum I stamped the same butterfly and used Brutus Monroe alabaster white embossing powder to heat set it. I die cut both the stamped images. Using just the insect bodies, I adhered both of them on the card and drew the balloon strings freehand.
That’s my card for the challenge. I never thought I would pipe a cake in my life. This has been a dream come true, at least on paper 😀
What interesting kitchen item have you used, or would like to use to make cards? If you know the answer, do make a card to enter it in the Waffle Flower challenge. Lots of prizes to be won and also you could get featured on Waffle Flower. So don’t wait and get cracking (like eggs)! 😉