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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Poker player's Cards & Cake

This card was made for a poker player's 50th birthday.
The gift is wrapped in the brown packing paper from our shipping boxes.
His favourite colour is orange which is why I used that (Tangerine tango) for the poker chips & the sentiment.

All supplies pictured below 
Stamps: Balloon Builder, Blue Ribbon, Back to Basics & Yummy in my Tummy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Tangerine Tango 
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Memento Black & Versa Mark
Punches: Sweetheart, sm Heart, Tree Builder, Spiral boarder, sm Flag, Corner Rounder,
1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & 1 1/2 Circle 
Extras: White Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon & Black Bakers Twine
So even though the card looks quite simple... it still took a lot of supplies to make it.
That was probably due to the fact the I had to try and make the Ace of spades with punches and stamps.

This was the cake. I didn't bake it, I just decorated it. I kinda cheated with the wood though and just bought a wooden looking cake board...too easy.

The shapes on the back are only there to hide a couple of blunders (cracks in the fondant).

Poker chips and cards in the making.
I used a regular black liquid food dye to paint the card fronts-suits and a midnight blue dusting powder mixed with rose spirit to paint the back of the cards (on the deck).

1 comment:

  1. (sorry, I leave my message as a comment because I didn't find contact form on your blog, hoping you'll see it soon).

    Hello !
    I'm writting an article for the issue n°46 of the french magazine called "Passion cartes créatives".
    The subject is the peacock...
    I wish show your beautiful card (seen here : within this article.
    Would you agree with that ?
    If yes, could you please send me as soon as possible a high resolution photo of your creation.
    Of course, your name or pen name if you want will appear next to the image, and the address of your blog will be in the address book.
    Thank you in advance for your quick answer, even if it is negative, so that I can get organized (I have to give my paper for tomorrow).
    Best Regards, Elise AMANN (please answer directly to