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Pretty in Pink and Gold

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Today I'm sharing another of the projects we made in classes last week, using lots of the products from the Sweet Soiree Suite. One of my lovely customers challenged me to convince her that this suite was worthy of her attention and I think I've achieved it! This bundle has everything you need to produce gorgeous cards for any celebratory occasion.

This is a really pretty, feminine birthday card that is oh so sparkly in real life. I'm looking at it right now and wish I could capture it in a photo for you. The human eye is so amazing that it can see all the sparkle without the glare from the gold foil elements that a camera captures. 

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

On the Pink Pirouette card stock we have used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with one of the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks to create the sparkly background that reminds me of a bead curtain. The embossing paste is so easy to use; if you can butter toast, you can use embossing paste! Spread it over the mask with a palette knife, scrape off the excess and lift it off to enjoy the slightly raised pattern. It dries very quickly, on your project and your tools, so you need to put the mask and palette knife into warm water immediately to make clean up easier. The Pink Pirouette background was layered on Gold Foil and then onto the thick Whisper White card base.


The beautifully detailed cake image was gold embossed onto thick Whisper White and cropped with the coordinating die. I've adhered the base of the cake to the lacy-edged stand that was die cut in Gold Foil. The pedestal was adhered under the stand and the whole piece was then popped up with foam pads onto a large Vellum oval. Once the embellishment is adhered, you can turn over the oval and easily see where to place double side tape, so it won't be seen. Three open flowers from the 'Cake Soiree' stamp set were white embossed onto Flirty Flamingo and Pink Pirouette card stock and then cropped with the coordinating die. These were mounted in a cluster towards the left with the greeting banner tucked underneath. The greeting is from the same stamp set and was white embossed on the gold foil. This card is fabulous for a milestone birthday and I've die cut some numbers from the retired Little Numbers Thinlits dies in Gold Foil and popped them up at the top of the cake. It looks equally as good without the numbers, though.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Pink Pirouette mat for my writing panel. I've used the narrow gold washi from the retired 'Year of Cheer' set either side of the Flirty Flamingo stars/flowers and gold embossed the lovely birthday greeting in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 This view from the top, shows the embossed background very clearly, but sadly, without the sparkle. Thanks to Crystal for the inspiration.

Project Details
Stamps Cake Soiree
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo Gold Foil, Vellum
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Pearls Basic Jewels, Basics Pack 1 Washi
Tools     Sweet Cake Framelits, Little Numbers Thinlits (retired), Ovals Collection Framelits (retired), Big Shot, White and Gold EP, Heat gun, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


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Crystal Komara

Hi Judy, I just came across your beautiful card on Pinterest and then read your post and was delighted to see that I had inspired you! Thanks so much for the shout out and I love all the pinks in your card!

Happy stamping, Crystal

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