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.