First, I was very inspired by the colors. I picked several hues that I found in the photo of the cake (shown below). I loved that the pattern on the cake had a similar design to the Cover Up Die: Pieced Chevron by Lil' Inker Designs. I used the cake as inspiration for the placement of the various colored chevron pieces. (I have a tip on an easy way to place the chevrons below!)
Here's the inspiration photo I was using:
I used the largest lips from a great set for Valentine's day or any love card called Smooches. In the inspiration photo there are feathers (LID has a great feather set too: Fancy Feathers) but I wanted to make this a love card so I embossed white lips dipped in gold embossing powder instead. I also embossed the "xoxo" sentiment (also from the Smooches set) in gold onto vellum. I wrapped the vellum behind the cover plate and then attached it to the card base. I popped the lips up with dimensionals.
Now for that tip I promised you!
When using the Cover Up Die: Pieced Chevron I am often using several pieces of cardstock and piecing them together in different patterns. I don't like when the pieces fall out and then I can't match them up like I'd like because I'm not sure exactly where they go. I found that an easy way to keep the pieces in place so I can easily place them, is as soon as I take the cut piece off my die cutting machine, I take a piece of tape (a low tack tape works best, but any will do) and run it down the middle of 2 rows of the cut pieces. I do this 3 times and it covers a portion of each piece.
This is what my pieces look like when I was done placing them. I still have 4 of the cover up dies with pieces in place to easily store & use again! I just tuck them into a plastic sleeve and store with my dies & stamps! There's much less waste this way!
I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes that is featuring Lil' Inker Designs products.
I'm also entering it in the Pink Elephant Anything Goes challenge.
Thank you for visiting today! I hope you all have a very wonderful day!