Saturday, 7 March 2009


It's nearly Mothers Day here in England and I have been working on a special project for my Mum. I decided to make her a co~ordinating gift set including a card, candle and mini fruit cake.
I chose Stampavie's Sarah Kay 'Spring Blossoms' stamp as my Mum loves Gardening. My colour scheme for my project was Chocolate and Blue, and I used papers, ribbons and inks in these shades so each item matched.

I made the card on a square brown base and layered it with decorative card stock. I stamped the image onto an oval of white card and coloured using water colours. I finished with Prima 'Obsessions' embossed flowers and blue and brown ribbons.

The candle was made using the tissue paper and heat gun method and again finished with the matching blue and brown ribbons.

My mini fruit cake is my favourite part of this gift and I am so pleased with how it looks.
The cake was brushed with boiled apricot jam to seal then covered with Marzipan and sugarpaste.

I left the cake to dry out for a few days (a week is ideal) so that I had a nice firm surface to stamp upon. I then inked up my stamp with black food colouring and after a few practices on spare paper, I stamped it onto my cake. I carefully coloured the images with food colours to match my other creations and piped a small shell border around to neaten it up. Again I finished with the matching blue and brown ribbons.

Using food colours instead of inks makes the cake entirely edible, but knowing my Mum she won't want to cut it!
Thanks for looking, Katie.


The twins mum said...

WOW Katie this is absolutly gorgeous. What a clever girl you are I would never have thought of doing something like this. I'm sure your mum will love it. I wish I was as clever as you.
Enjoy your weekend

Net said...

Lovely to see you at Don Valley today - I do love that cake! I might have to borrow that idea!

Lynne said...

Love your Mothers day card, that is one of my favourite stamps.Your Mum will love all her gifts I'm sure. Great to meet you all at Don Valley today and hope to see you in the studio soon! Lynne x