I love February's stamp of the month, Piece of Cake (D1407). Cakes, cakes, cakes, and more cakes -- tiers, cupcakes, flowers, candles and so much more. Here are a few of my creations using this great stamp set AND YOU CAN GET IT FOR FREE (ask me how).
Years ago, before I became a stamp addict, I saw this great technique for creating depth using paper piecing. The initial technique used a wedding cake stamp. When I saw the Piece of Cake stamp set, I knew it would be the perfect stamp set for creating depth. Here is my version of this great paper piecing technique.
Using jet black StazOn (Z888), I stamped the cake image on the project piece first and then 3 more times on a scrap piece of cardstock of the same color as the project piece. Using markers, I colored in all of the 4 stamped images exactly the same.
Using the stamped images on the scrap piece of cardstock, I cut out the cake platter and two of the layers of the first image and using foam tape I adhered this cutout atop the image stamped on the project piece. Next I cut the cake platter and the first cake layer from the next stamped image on the scrap piece of cardstock and again using foam tape, I adhered this cutout image atop the first and second image on the project piece. And then I cut the cake platter and adhered it to the stamped image on the project piece. It was so easy and looks so cool!
Looking for something outside the box, I made a comment to Kelly, one of my friends and team members, during a recent team training. I was holding the stamp set and Kelly said 'hey that cake platter looks like a chandelier' -- light bulb moment.
Thanks, Kelly, this turned out so cute -- I stamped the image on a piece of You Rock B&T (pattern paper) and using an Outdoor Denim marker, I colored in the flowers.
I added the rays of light using the You Rock workshop on the go exclusive stamp set (ask me how you can get your kit). To give it that homey look, I used Welcome Home (D1370) to add a sofa and end table.
Don't you just love how versatile our stamps sets are.
Next, I created another little paper pieced platter of cupcakes. Simple stamping in Outdoor Denim creates a beautiful masculine card -- a good card for that special someone in your life.
And last, a quick and easy card with a little bling -- bitty sparkles create a great shiny candle -- they are so blingy and fun to work with.
Make Piece of Cake (D1407) one of your staples in your stamp collection!!