DIY FIMO wedding card
Who doesn’t like getting creative cards through their letter box? Why not show your family and friends that you’re thinking of them with a lovely self-made card made out of FIMO? Newly weds will surely be delighted if you congratulate them on their marriage in a lovely 3D wedding cake card like this.
So get your FIMO out right away! This card is both quick and easy to make and can be on its way to those you care about in no time at all.
Soften a quarter block of black FIMO and roll 3 mm deep. Cut a rectangle 2 cm x 3.5 cm.
Roll a quarter block of white FIMO 1mm deep and press black rectangle on top. Trim white FIMO to the same size.
Re-roll the black FIMO 2 mm deep and press stacked rectangle on top. Trim as before. Continue alternating the colours rolling the FIMO to a different thickness each time until your stack is around 3 cm tall.
Use a rigid blade to cut down one long side of the stack to neaten. Cut two 2 mm thick slices from this neat side and lay on a baking tray so the edges butt together and continue the alternating colour pattern. Roll gently to ensure the slices are the same thickness and use a flexible blade to cut a gentle curve at the top and bottom of the striped panel.
Cut another two slices and join together on the tray as before. Reduce width by a quarter and curve the top and bottom edges. Slide the rigid blade under the panel and position above the first layer of your cake. Create the top layer from a single slice of the striped stack.
Roll a small amount of white glitter FIMO to a thickness of 1 mm. Use the flexible blade to cut curved strips 2-3 mm wide and lay over the joins between cake layers, trimming the ends.
Roll black and white glitter FIMO into very thin sheets. Place in the mouth of a small flower paper punch and depress the lever, holding it down while removing the FIMO flower from the bottom of the punch with a needle or fingernail.
Alternatively cut thin flowers using a small metal cutter.
Make several flowers in black and white. Layer together and place on both sides of the cake, placing single flowers next to double blooms.
Curl the petals and press a large glass gem into the centre of each flower. Press small glass gemstones onto the curved strips.
Harden your cake for 30 minutes at 110°C/230°F in the oven. Allow to cool and remove from the tray using a rigid blade. Glue your cake onto a panel of pearlised card. Matt onto black and glitter cardstock and fix onto a white card blank.
Add three large gemstones beneath the matted design for the finishing touch.
Tip: Try using an eraser tipped pencil to push gems into the FIMO flowers to avoid slipping or leaving fingerprints.
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