Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How Old This Year?

Week 4 of the Sizzix Scoreboard Dies Blog Hop has arrived! What a sweet taste this new CAKE DIE designed by Eileen Hull left us with. Make sure you check out all the other wonderful cake inspirations below by other very talented designers then leave a comment here or at Eileen Hull's blog to be put in a drawing to WIN a free scoreboard die!

Ok, be truthful for a minute. How MANY of you back up your birthdays? Sometimes to a point you can't remember your OWN age? Well, this is what inspired this theme for the CAKE die! There are enough numbers on this little cake to make up any AGE you wish! Just pick a number! Any number!

The first cake I "made" was with the scoreboard.....then I thought, lets take it a step further! With some scrap metal plates that were used on a printing press, I cut several sheets & run them them the Big Shot machine using the CAKE die, thus cutting out my pieces. I then used the Cuttle Bug to emboss with the numbers plate. Alcohol inks, winter green, violet, and stone wash blue, were sponged on in a random pattern to create a mottled look. A sanding block was used to sand the ink off the numbers. The side pieces of the cake were taped together with Red Liner tape. Beacon's Quick Grip were used to adhered the top & bottom of the cake. Ranger's Glossy Accents was used to glue the pearls & flowers to the top of the cake. The question mark was printed off my Cricket using the Base Camp cartridge. Heavy clear plastic film suspends the question mark off the cake as if floating.

Here is a closeup of the side of the cake. You can see the mottled look of the inks and the effects of the numbers sanded.

Top of the cake with the little purple flowers & pearls adorning it.

I was very pleased at how this little cake turned out!
This Cake die can be used as a gift box or simply as a cake gift for just about any occasion!
Be sure to check out the other CAKE designs below & don't forget to leave a comment here or on Eileen Hull's blog! Your comment just may leave you a winner of a Sizzix Scoreboard die!

Stay tuned for the Sizzix BOW die to appear in the next few weeks!

Veronica (Ronnie) Goff

Ann Butler

Candice Windham

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world

Debra Quartermain
Eileen Hull
Einat Kessler
Jen Goode - JGoode Designs
Just a Thought or Two
Karen Burniston
Laura Bray
Life in the Craft Lane
Lisa Rojas, Stampin' Queen Creations
Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko
Niki Meiners
Roann Mathias Calligraphy
Sandy Laipply
Bonnie Bruns


Peg said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used! What a cute idea with the question mark. Love it!

Candice Windham said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Eileen Hull said...

Cool idea Ronnie! So many interesting elements and subtle things going on. Love the colors and all the different techniques you used here. Thanks!

KarenB said...

The layering of colors, numbers and whimsy is super-de-dooper! Love it!

Ann Butler said...

Impressive and beautiful!

Melony Bradley said...

Love all the metal Ronnie!

MarshaY said...

Just too cute--what REALLY makes it for me are all the numbers with the ambiguity they allow for some...creative fudging?!! :) Yay, Ron-Ron!!!

Einat Kessler said...

beautiful colors, beautiful cake!

marisa said...

Age is just a number in your head if you ask me! I hope to stay young at heart forever! I do have to ask you this though... How on earth did you get that question mark to levitate? That is cool!

Madeline said...

Very nice Veronica. Wonderful combination of materials. Great colors.

Debra said...

This is just gorgeous and such a fun concept! Debra

Michelle Cummings said...

love the colors and the random numbers!

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