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Jul 9, 2008

Polka Dots and Stars Cake Inspiration

Isn't this a COOL looking cake! -  This was given out as an Inspiration Challenge on a group that I belong to. We were to create a card using this cake as our Inspiration Point.  I was immediately drawn to the Polka Dots and Stars on this particular cake along with the dramatic color scheme (Black, Turquoise and White) although some felt that the dark color also resembled Chocolate Chip so they went with that color instead of black.

I had a lot of fun coming up with my card and hope my partner likes it.

Here is my version of this cake in card form:

My card base is, Whisper White layered with Basic Black and then a layer of Tempting Turquoise that I stamped with the bubbles from, (Simply Circles -Retired SU) *I first stamped the sentiment with a VersaMark pad and Embossed with Bold Black EP before stamping the bubbles with the VersaMark pad.  Then I added 3 punched stars with Turquoise Brads.

I cut a strip of Basic Black card stock and then punched out 3/4" circles of Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper white and glued them in a random pattern on the piece of black card stock cutting off the ones that overlapped the edge.  Then I added some white rickrack (source unknown) as it reminded me of the white piping on the cake.

I punched out circles of White, Turquoise and pierced the edge of the white circle. Then I punched out a small star on some black card stock lined up the larger star punch over my small punched star and punched that out.  Then I colored the star with a Black Spica Glitter Pen.

So what do you think? There were some really great cards in this challenge and it was fun to see how everyone was inspired from this cake and came up with some fabulous and different cards.  Give it a try yourself and if you do leave a post with a "link" here on my blog so we can all see your creativity in action.


  1. I love it and I love the colors!
    Great job!!

  2. I love your interpretation of the cake challenge!!!! Beautiful card. It's going to be a tough act to follow.

  3. Wow, this is gorgeous.

  4. this is uber cool and a great take on the cake! good work!