Happy February, THD fans! There's a lot to celebrate today-- a new month, a new challenge here at THD, Groundhog's Day, and... my birthday! I'm so glad to be sharing it with you, and to sweeten the ocassion, I have a new take on the old Concord and 9th tree ring-- chocolate layer cake!
I stamped the tree rings with Hero Arts Unicorn White ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and heat embossed with white powder. Using Brushos, I sprinkled, dappled and painted the rings with the crystals.
I then fussy cut two of the rings and layered them atop the largest ring.
The white embossing is like rings of icing!
I really like these brushos for the variation in colors--the brown Brushos have pink crystals and multiple browns.
Using Altenew's Wild Hibiscus, I adorned my cake with these gorgeous neon pink flowers and the butterfly, which I stamped on vellum, heat embossed, and then fussy cut. This floral set is going to get so much use--the sketched flowers and butterfly variations are amazing and they will work really well with some of the new Waffleflower selections that Tonya will soon offer in the store. It's also a Mother's Day focued set, a holiday that will be here before we know it!
My centerpiece has been layered atop Neat and Tangled's Hexstar coverplate. Working with the law of thirds, and the last of my beloved Jen Hadfield gilded woodgrain paper, I layered a bit under the coverplate and echoed it with the little sprig-- which is very similar to the Gina Marie leaves Tonya has in store.
I hope you were inspired to use your Concord and 9th Tree Ring in a new way! Think of the wedding, anniversary, and birthday cake combos you can make with this great stamp, some delicious Brushos, and a variety of adornments! I think I'll make a 5 vanilla and chocolate layer cake next!
Have a sweet February, and here's to 6 fewer weeks of winter (keep your shadow down Groundhog!).
Other Items Used:
Papertrey Ink Birthday Sentiment Die
WOW Neon Embossing Powder