#GDP005 I Global Design Project I www.thepapercaper.com.au by Jessica WilliamsIt’s Monday and that means another fresh challenge from the Global Design Project. This week, it’s our second colour challenge.

12036666_10154281929042222_5634007566311607734_nI have to admit that colour challenges aren’t my favourite. It takes me a little bit of thought to get going but then I’m off and I’ve loved the (very different) results of the two GDP colour challenges I’ve done. This week’s card started out quite differently to my original plan but I love it all the same.

Endless Birthday Wishes to you I #GDP005 I Global Design Project colour challenge I Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz

It’s a little bit of crazy which I love. I started out stamping and embossing the geometric background using Dotty Angles. Then I tinted some white acrylic paint with drops of reinker, took the background outside and literally threw paint at it. The result is lots of random splotches of fun and colour. From there, I accessorised the card with cardstock and ribbons in the challenge colours. I used my pinking shears to create the fun tiny zigzag pieces and as I’m yet to invest in the little ‘White Perfect Accent’ dots, I grabbed a vanilla enamel dot (from the Holiday Catalogue) and embossed it with white embossing powder. I deliberately left the cake black and white so that it would stand out from the noisy background.

Endless Birthday Wishes to you I #GDP005 I Global Design Project colour challenge I Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz

I hope you like my fun, noisy, party card.

For loads more inspiration, be sure to visit the Global Design Project page where you can see more projects from the design team. Why not also create your own project and upload it to the main page, plus make sure you also add it to the Global Design Project Pinterest page. You’ll be sent an invitation to join as a collaborator once you’ve uploaded your challenge project.

Hope you’re a winner!

Jess x

P.S. Happy Birthday to you Emma ❤



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Let Them Eat Cake

Every now and then I have the opportunity to make a beautiful cake for someone special. In this case it was for two people. On Saturday Christie and Nathan tied the knot after a whirlwind romance (how romantic) and I had the honour of making their wedding cake.

A few weeks ago, Christie came to me with a picture of a silhouette cake she’d seen from a London bakery and asked me to recreate it. It seemed simple enough… if you had an e-cutter that you could feed fondant through. I didn’t. But I decided that it would still be possible to do it all by hand. She also gave me some specific silhouettes that were symbolic of their relationship.

The bottom tier featured them as a courting couple. They often visited the local gardens and this scene also includes Christie’s son playing nearby.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

The middle tier features the proposal scene…

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

… and the top tier features the wedding ceremony.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

And here it is in full.

Silhouette wedding cake for Christie & Nathan. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au

I was glad to hear that they loved it.

If you’d like to see more of my cakes, visit my album here.

We’ll return to our regular papercraft posts very soon!

Jess x

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Wonderful Weddings

Yesterday my sister-in-law was a gorgeous, beaming bride as she married her best friend. It was a beautiful, sun-shiney autumn day full to the brim with happiness. I was lucky enough to be asked to make some signs for the ceremony and honoured to be trusted with making the wedding cake. It was because of these, or probably and more accurately, my usual procrastinating self, that I sat down to make the wedding card only a few hours before we were due to arrive. The result was a simple, yet elegant card in the colours of the wedding. I simply couldn’t go past the ‘This Day Forward’ stamp set. It is truly beautiful with some lovely sentiments. My husband chose the Always and Forever sentiment which was simply mounted on dimensionals over the flourish, stamped in gold. The final touch was some paper piercing on both the outside and inside of the card just to finish it off. I was pleased with how it turned out, especially since I find wedding cards so scary! They have to be just right.



Here are a few snaps of the wedding cake and the signs I made for the big event.


Jess x