Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Save the Date



Save the Date Express Edge is one of the new dies released this month from Die-Versions.  I'm not sure if it's a Southern thing, but sending out announcements about saving the date for an upcoming wedding is pretty popular around here.

What better way to announce an upcoming wedding than to have a sparkly wedding cake front and center?  This is an older release from Die-Versions called Cut the Cake and the background is a portion of the Morocco Background die, also covered in glitter.  


I recently discovered a super easy way to cover an intricate die cut with glitter.  You can check out Jennifer McGuire's video here.  She used it for a background and I've used it as a focal point, but the idea is the same.  I've done this technique the longer/harder/more time-consuming way (adding back each individual die cut piece) and believe me, this way is so much easier!  I adhered some Sparkle N Sprinkle 2 1/2" Tear-ific tape to cardstock and ran it through my machine.  It cut through the release paper like butter, leaving the cardstock uncut.  If I had added a shim, it would have cut through the cardstock as well.  

The Express Edge was covered with Glossy Accents and then Bubble Gum glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The pink portion of the cake is also Bubble Gum glitter and the white icing is Bridal glitter (love the texture of this particular glitter.)  The photos don't do this sparkly Save the Date announcement justice.

14 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is a beautiful save the date card! Love all the glitter and the beautiful flowers and textures. Totally grabs your attention and it is very elegant. Love it! Hugz!

Eret said...

It's so beautiful, Anne! White and soft pink are so pretty on it. Love your wedding cake. It looks fantastic!
Hugs,
Eret

rachel said...

super sparkly Anne - beautiful xx

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Anne. Such lovely layers and marvelous glittery accents! xo

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

So beautiful !!! What a wonderful way to let people know about an upcoming wedding !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOw- this is awesome- love the save the date die on the side and loving the cake and glimmer!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Anne!! I love the beautiful cake and the sparkle!! The way you used the Morocco Background looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

This looks so delicate and beautifully sparkly, and I love how you made the die cut background, such an elegant detail!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Anne, i like the cake image and the design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous details! Jennifer has the best tips!

jimlynn said...

Anne, it's so beautiful and sparkly! Love those wonderful flowers too.
Yes, young couples always send out a Save the Date notice here too.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Total glamour!!!

Shirley said...

A really regal beautiful card! What a keeper too! Those flowers and how you did the cake are just fabulous! TFS the link to the video!

NanaConnie said...

Really beautiful, Anne.