Sunday, January 2, 2011

Floral Punch Rose and Quilled Hearts Cake Box

Hi, all!  Wishing everyone a blessed and great new year!  I have another project to show you, one that was made for the January Custom Quilling Newsletter, a Rose Cake Box.  This is one of those projects that I have had on my "want to do list" for a bit.  I used two paper mache boxes and painted them a light pink.  Then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist Bubble Gum for a pearly shimmer to the "icing". As usual that isn't showing up well in the photos.  Next I added the border "icing" from a pre-pleated ribbon that looks like real cake border icing.  For the top icing of the "cake" I used a light pink satin ribbon that has tone on tone circles.  Click on any picture to enlarge.


The "cake" decorations are floral punch roses and punched accent flowers with textured pearl centers.  I used the pinks and pearl papers in the January Custom Quilling kit to make these.  To make the roses I used the medium pear punch and punched about twenty or so per flower.  Then I inked the edges of each pear and snipped a bit from the stem edge.  The pears were then shaped and mounted onto a green 6 pointed snowflake base.   

I used about 1/3 of a styrofoam ball covered in pink tissue paper under the roses on top to give the cake embellishments some height.  The rose leaves were inked and added along with the punched icing and pearl  flowers.  Quilled hearts, made from the strips in the kit, were added and were made from two teardrop shapes glued together with a crimped darker strip around it.  Bits of the pre-pleated ribbon were added in among the roses like real icing would be.  A multi loop bow was added at the back of the flowers on top and has accent flowers and a quilled heart nestled among it.


The roses, buds, flowers and quilled hearts cascade down the front and as an accent on the back.  The top box is glued to the top of the bottom box so you can use each box for trinkets or gift giving.


I used these same punched flowers and quilled hearts to embellish the paper mache frame that came in the kit also.  The only change from the cake is that I sprayed the frame with Glimmer Mist Red Apple instead.


Both were fun projects and I have one more to show you, another quilled jewelry piece that I will post this week.  It has been hectic this last month with graduation, the holidays, visiting with family.  My brother is down from Pittsburgh and we have been seeing the sights of Houston with him.  The last time he has been down was about 20 years ago, he is loving the "warm" weather here in Houston!  Thanks to all who have and do take the time to visit my blog and comment.  It keeps me motivated and is so very encouraging to continue when I am stumped for creativity or down with pain. 

Shalom,
Sonya

13 comments:

SlomoMom said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! So clever and screams elegance!TFS

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Wowww Beautiful cake box Sonya and a very happy New Year to you!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

ooooh...pretty pretty. it could almost go as a wedding cake so pretty!

Love crafts forever said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year!
Hugs Nataliya.

Ivolina said...

Wow, adorable projects. So beautiful and elegant.

rumma said...

It is really excellent work lisa..............just love it....
.Do you know i am from Bangladesh and i have a close friend named lisa..she lives in America.

rumma said...

upps sorry sonya.please remove my previous comment as i thought i am commenting on this blog-'adornments by lisa'..I just want to say really nice work..........innovative idea.Thanks for sharing.

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love how your punched roses look with the little quilled hearts.

Angela B. said...

WOW! I love it!

Joanne said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So much time and love went into these and it sure shows! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Sonya,
Happy New Year!
Love your DT designs, the cake box is so very pretty! Those little frames are so cute to decorate...yours turned out so nice...love that glimmer mist!

Sue C.

Gracie said...

Stunning!! I think that's my blog hop prize!!! Send it this way!!

You are so talented, thank you for sharing such incredible talent.

--Gracie

Hussena said...

The roses on the cake r beautiful lovely color combo too.