Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Paula Deen Card

My husband is surprising me by taking me to Lady and Son's restaurant in Savannah in April.  In honor of going there, and with hope beyond hope of meeting her (I absolutely ADORE her!) I have made a card for Ms. Paula Deen.  I hope she likes it as much as I do!!!

 This is my completed card. :)  In the first picture, you can see the shading detail a little more. 

This picture, you can see the shimmer and sparkle of the pie "crust" and the "pan".  You can also see the glitter and glossy accents I used on the cherry and stem.

This is the inside of the card.  As you can see, it's a pie that was welded.  the only "problem" I reallly had was the cherry leaf that welded itself together with the other one.  I'll deal with that, but I kept it because I welded it kind of shy, it would easily tear if I cut it off.

This is what I used and how I did it:

Gypsy (yay, I LOVE my new toy!)
From My Kitchen cartridge
cardstock: Kraft, cream, red, white, green, gray/silver
glossy accents
studio G glitter (irridescent)
homemade shimmer spray (seriously tutorial coming soon, I promise!)
versamagic dew drop stamp ink in "Sahara Sand"
and Tuskineko shimmer sparkle in Sparkle.
ATG gun,
Zig 2-way pen.
black chalk and q-tip

I used my gypsy to weld together the pie from From My Kitchen to make a card.  it was cut at 6".  I matched everything else up to it to get the sizes right.  I have NO CLUE what size the cherry was cut, I just matched it up in the gypsy because I don't know how to essentially turn the "real dial" size off.  (yes I know there's no real dial on the gypsy, I'm learning it)  Cut this out of Kraft.

I cut another front in gray.  I sprayed the gray with the shimmer sparkle- lightly just to give a little shine to the pan.   I then sprayed the crust with my shimmer spray and patted the extra off wtih a paper towel. Ink around the edges with the Sahara Sand, to give it a fresh baked look.  Then, I glued the red cherry to the green stem base, and then glued the white shine to the red cherry and covered the entire red in glossy accents.  I outlined the stem, leaf and the center part of leaf with studio G glitter gel writer.

I glued the crust to the pan using my atg and going carefully aroudn the edges.  I then glued the pan to the front of the card also using the ATG.  After the cherry was dry (about an hour) I used my Zig 2 way and glued it on to the pie crust, lining it up with the silver stem and leaf.  I finally chalked around the edge of the pan with black chalk, blowing it off as needed, and blending after small sections. 

I will detail the inside by cutting another pie pan at 5 3/4" and gluing it to the inside bottom to give me a place to write, but I'm not going to tackle that until tomorrow. :)    have a blessed night all!

Or, as Paula would say "Best dishes from my kitchen to yours!"


  1. Love it. I am sure paula will like it. Momo sent me. Visit my blog for. Chance to win some blog candy.

  2. Your card is awesome! I hope you get to meet Paula! I'm a new follower...Momo sent me! I would love for you to stop by my blog as well :)


  3. What a cute cared. You are going to love Ladies and Son. I didn't get to meet her, but on another visit, I went on the Paula Deen tour. I would recommend take it if you get the chance. Anyway, after the tour they took us to Uncle Bubbas resturant for lunch and we DID get to meet him. He was really nice.

    I am a new follower and Momo sent me.