Friday, 13 August 2010

Wedding towel cake.Stampsomethingchallenge.

Hi guy`s,back from our hols and had a great time.Thanks sis for putting us up!!!Well i finally managed to finish the wedding gift for our neighbour.Isn`t it annoying when you have an idea but when it comes to doing it, it isn`t quite that easy.
Here`s the finished cake with the card as shown in the previous post.I got the towels in Dunnelm Mill.As soon as i saw them i wanted them for this cake,i just thought they were perfect.I used 2 bath towels and 3 hand towels to make up the three tiers.The problem was that the satin trim was on the short sides so this made it difficult when wrapping round, it wasn`t quite long enough.If it were plain it wouldnt of mattered.I got there in the end.
I bought the spellbinders on the vine especially for this cake.As i said, in my head i had the visions of the flowers all coming down the sides.If this was on a 3d box cake or card you could just glue them all where you wanted them,but this being on towels i could`nt.I made small bunches of flowers,wrapped the remaining wire with florist tape,so it wouldn`t snag the towel and pushed it down the gap where the towel had been rolled.the vine was done with vellum,so very light weight and with it having little swirls,i hooked these onto the brown ribbon.With the flowers on each tier these helped to hold them in place too.

I added a Tilda and Edwin bride and groom on the top.These were coloured with distress inks and added a bit of glitter to the headdress,flowers and the bottom of Tildas dress.I attached them to a plant label stick,which i found in wilkinsons.Flowers were from wild orchid crafts.

This was the tag i made just using the plain and scalloped nesties.Again using the same image.

All wrapped up and ready to go!!!
Best get this to them at the weekend,they`ve been married a couple of weeks already,if i leave it any longer the way the time seems to be going their be having their 1st anniversary...LOL!!!

Well of to get the dinner going,back later with a challenge card.
Edited to say i am entering this also into the stamp something challenge.(Well i did stamp the bride and groom and the tag.Weddings are fairytale after all!!!)


Lindsey said...

Kelly! What a fantastic isea for a gift, it's perfect! I love the flowers coming down the side and the tag and little bride and groom on the top really finish it off. Beautiful! I'm sure your neighbour will love it so much they'll never take it appart and use the towels!
Linds xx

Elaine said...

This is amazing Kelly! A beautiful gift for a wedding. I've seen a similar one for babies but not for weddings. I'm utterly in love with this.
Love Elaine xx

Cassandra said...

WOW what an amazing job you have done here! It looks fabulous. Well done. *hugz*

Jo Davies said...

Hi Kelly, yes I know what you mean, I have loads of fab ideas... but when it comes to putting it together well say no more... need more hours in a a day!

But WOW what a fabulous wedding gift! So pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamp Something Challenge Blog. Jo :)