Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OLW29 Classic Beauties Inspiration

A quick note because someone asked: the set I used for the bookmarks is Papertrey Ink's All Booked Up.

This week's OLW Challenge is to get inspired by last Sunday's post of Sunday Sweets on the Cake Wrecks blog. For those who've never visited Cake Wrecks, it's a blog of professionally made cake disasters...except on Sundays, when they show photos of gorgeously designed cakes. Last Sunday Sweets, titled Classic Beauties, struck me as a perfect OLW challenge.

The real challenge here is to keep to one layer. White or clear embossing on colored cardstock, pressure embossing, and using punched borders as masks to ink one layer are just three ways to get the look of some of these cakes without adding layers. Surely you can think of others!

I made two cards using two different cakes as inspiration. The first, which is 3" x 5.5", has white embossing of First Fruits, a set by Papertrey Ink, on SU's Marina Mist paper.

The second card uses PTI's Spring Moss cardstock and Friends 'til the End stamp set. The turquoise ink is VersaMagic. I colored the center of the flower with a white gel pen and embossed the first part of the sentiment in white.

OLW29 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half.

2. Make a one-layer card inspired by a cake from the Classic Beauties post on Cake Wrecks. Keep embellishments to a minimum and do not add layers!

3. Upload your card somewhere online and link to it using the OLW29 InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!


  1. WOW, those cakes are amazing!!! My inspiration would be the one you have chosen for your first card - elegant, classic and I really wish I had that stamp set. Thanks for sharing these wonderful websites.

  2. Your cards are gorgeous and I am hungry.

    Let me eat cake!

  3. beautiful color combos, so fresh...makes me want summer OR a tropical vacay

  4. Really striking colors on both, so pretty!

  5. WOW! Those cakes are AMAZING!!! True works of art! Both of your cards are fantastic takes on the two cakes you used as your inspiration!

  6. Love your cards, Susan! I'm so happy to see you using PTI! I also love Cake Wrecks and have used the Sunday cakes as my inspiration before. This particular Sunday was a favorite, because I love classics.

  7. Susan, Your pineapple card is the most elegant OLW card I've seen! As I was looking through the Cake Wrecks blog, I new just which cake was your inspiration. You're amazing!

  8. What a fun idea for the challenge! Cake Wrecks is a fun website. I guess it makes more sense to use the Sunday beauties than the regular postings. :P Your two cards are easily as beautiful as the cakes. Fewer calories, too. :D

  9. Those cakes are unbelievable. I am having a hard time figuring out which one inspires me most.

  10. Love the blue card with the white pineapple... especially, I love that there are no stray bits of embossing powder like there would be if that was my creation! Great inspiration.

  11. I hadn't ever heard of this site before. Those cakes were amazing and very inspiring. But the weekly posts were hilarious! I laughed until I had tears in my eyes; thanks so much for sending us there.
    -mnfroggie (Trina)


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