Morning everyone, how are you all?
This was a recent customers order. My brief was bright, colourful, very special, she likes bike rides on the Tarka Trail, knitting and line dancing. What do you think?
I snapped some photos as I was making it, so that I could share the process with you all, so if you wanted to make your own you could give it a go :)
Making the card:
The first thing I did was get all my materials together (ingredients list at the bottom). I then cut out all of my shapes and layers. I use a mixture of hand cutting and my Silhouette cameo to do the cutting.
Elements that match the theme/brief.
My layers, which are the base and the 3 cake sections.
The panels for your side flaps.
I then crease all of the sections on their perforated lines
And then stick all edges together with a strong glue.
For thinner elements, where there isn't alot of card either side of the perforated strip, I use a metal ruler against the perforated line, to crease against. This is because you may end up twisting or tearing the smaller pieces otherwise.
I then build up my cake tiers, starting with the top (smallest tier) you work your way down. You need to start at the top, or the flaps you need to secure will not be accessible as you work your way through. In this case I was also adding a pop up '80' onto the top tier so this was the first thing i had to do.