Other products: Paper Mache round boxes, large pearls, rhinestones, lace, cording, paint, acetate, tulle, ribbon, chipboard for cake "plate", Copic Marker BV20, Bazzill inks -Light Green, Adirondack Lights-Salmon
Watch this this video on how to shape the Classic Roses
Instructions: Overall size is 7" base x 8" tall, plus topper 3 1/2". Start by painting 3 round boxes with white acrylic paint or gesso. I used a cereal bowl to draw around for my cake "plate" and cut it out with a craft knife. Paint it white as well. Cover each box with designer paper from the Wedding Collection and then die cut several Decorative Medallions in white cardstock to add as a scallop around all 3 boxes and glue them on to the boxes on top of the decorative paper. Glue the lids to the boxes and stack them, gluing each on top of the other. Glue lace around the lid of each box and cording around the base of each box.
Stamp, die cut and sponge all the rose pieces using salmon ink on white cardstock. Stamp vine/leaf pieces in Bazz-Inks light green, color using New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves ink, then shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Craft each flower and then use glue and glitter around the petals of each flower. Begin decorating the cake with the vines/leaves, first working in a slight diagonal direction toward the top. Once you are happy with the pattern you've made, add the roses starting with the largest at the bottom of the cake. Fill in where needed with white tulle and peach ribbon bows, also add more leaves where needed.
To make the topper I cut a round piece of designer paper for the top and set aside. I stamped the doves and the small heart wreath from Classic Wedding Roses in black ink, then die cut them with coordinating die and colored with Copic Markers. I cut a strip of acetate and put a fold at the bottom (the form an "L" shape). I cut a slit in my round paper and inserted the acetate then glued the paper, with the acetate sticking out, to the top of the cake. I glued the heart wreath to the acetate and then glued the doves to the wreath. I finished by adding large pearls to the edge of the top all the way around.