Saturday, August 4, 2012

You Bring Ice Cream, I'll "Bling" Cake...

QUICK...grab the vacuum, I am covered in glittery, shimmery, foo-foo and sparkles and it's glorious!  Now, don't be jealous because, guess what??  It's YOUR turn!
That's right, the very creative and talented Paula McClane is hosting this week at
and if you haven't guessed it yet, the theme is...
BLING BLING!
 (with a twist...you must add things found in nature as well)

Here's my DT creation of a three-tiered cake that's versatile enough to be a birthday card or a wedding card!
The base of this card is cut to form a triangle; however, hind sight 20/20, an oval card would have worked perfectly and looked a bit nicer.  Three die cut shapes of decreasing size were then cut and layered to the triangle.  The top and middle dies are mounted on foam squares to give the cake distinct layering.   The decorative paper is something I just received called Color Me paper from Paper Wishes and comes in 12 x 12 sheets of pre-embossed designs and it's up to you to color them however you want and it's amazing!  I've used Tim Holtz Antique Linen DI to cover the paper. Then the really fun stuff started.  If you look closely you'll see a large corrugated cardboard butterfly, a gorgeous creation from Linda's store, The Funky Junkie Boutique.  Atop this butterfly is yet another butterfly made from acetate and embossed with the SU embosslit, Beautiful Wings.   I inked the embosslit with Versamark and ran the acetate through. Once it was cut, I instantly poured opalescent glitter onto it.  You'll have to look close in this picture, but there are 4 other butterflies just like this in varied sizes flitting on the cake.
Here is a rosette in My Mind's Eye Portobello Road paper pad.  A double layer of flowers and glitter added again.  The surrounding leaves are also acetate and paint brushed with Pearl- EX powder Duo Green-Yellow and Spring Green.
A little lace for "icing" and some Crystal beads and tear drops I've glued together for a blinged tassels.  The entire card base was then touched up with Pearl-EX Inference Gold powder for even more shine.

Okay, that's all for me on this card and now it's over to you to find you inner bling!
Need more inspiration? Then by all means, head on over to
and check out the bling-tastic fest by the other amazing teamies!

Thank you so much for your visit.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx
Challenges I would like to enter this card into:
Card Crafter's Circle - #34 Bend me, Shape me
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes/Celebrations

33 comments:

Mary J said...

STUNNING! My goodness you are so fantastic at detail, Lisa! when I try it, it just looks like a mess! So rich and beautiful!

Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Lisa, the more I put on the worse things become, but now I can just feast my eyes on your gorgeousness.. love the pearls and crystals, so effective and elegant, the butterflies are beautiful.I love the little frame up top too..beautiful card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh my .. get me a plate quick.. i need a slice lol..
this is fabulous .. i love all the sparkle and that fabaliscious crystal drop trim
Lisa x

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

Holy Moly... When someone tells Lisa to bring on the Bling, she really knows what she's doing! look at all those little details... my favorite are the crystals dangling from the bottom! and you know what? I never remember to use frames, especially not like this :-)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...this is such a gorgeous creation! Love all the details with bling bling. Thank you for the inspiration... :)

MarcyK924 said...

Lisa, YOU are the queen of BLING, for sure! This is frilly goodness at its best! I LOVE that you made a cake - how perfect! Your elements are just beautiful! SO happy you are on the team! Hugs, Marcy

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful and unique it looks so lacey and gorgeous !

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Jenée said...

Oh my, Lisa, this is one glittering beauty! The colours are scrumptious. Well done. Thank you for entering this week's shaped challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Anita Houston said...

Major blingage equals major gorgeousness!!! Love your paper as well!

butterfly said...

WOW, Lisa, that is gorgeous!! I'm not usually one for bling, but this is converting me... I should think by the time I've done the whole OCC DT I'll be completely on board! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Alison x

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lisa...seriously, i don't even have words for how amazingly creative and gorgeous this is! I bet the texture and dimension on this one are even more spectacular in-person, too. Absolutely sensational in evey way! Have a fun weekend! :)

Shelby said...

Your designs are usually amazingly gorgeous and over the top, but this one literally takes the cake!! Love all of the intricate details especially the crystal. Love love love it

Shelby

Alyce said...

:O I am speechless!! Lisa this is incredible!!! Such amazing detail and an AWESOME cake! What a great idea! Love that beautiful butterfly and the colours are so pretty....oh oh I just love it all! :D

Lisa S. said...

L2,
HOLY SMOKES, did you hear the thump??? It was my jaw and it really hurts now. :(
OMG, I am laughing so hard....you did it. You really did it this time. You blew my mind and to boot gave me a sore jaw. ;) This is going down in the Lisa Minckler "Hall of Fame" darlin'. Awesome doesn't do it justice. I'm going back now to soak in all the layers of this delicious cake. :-)
Enjoy your hubby & glad he's home!
Your biggest fan evah!!!
L1

grandmabonnie said...

Lisa, i like your work of art..it is worthy of a place in any art gallery! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle..please come back again!

Tracy said...

This is so cool! Alright, can you bake me one just like that for my next birthday? LOL So much great texture on this project. Have I told you lately that I admire your crafty brain? Well there, I said it. You rock GF! Hugs! Hick

Sue said...

Hello Q
What a WOW!!!
Love the design, as this is the first thing that grabs my attention, your shabbiness is gorgeous, I love the lace and pearls and organza which brings in the tactile quality that I personally cannot have too much of on a creation; this is not to be thrown away!
Finishing off your cake with the framed sentiment and butterfly above your flower brings it all together so well. You have made a beautiful piece of work my girl, and you should be very proud of yourself.
Smiles:)
Sue

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Seriously yummy and it looks good enough to eat! This is a major piece of artwork, Lisa! I love everything about it from the amazing paper to the lace to the beautiful rosette element and glittery butterflies. And that row of pearls and crystals is just the frosting on the cake. Kudos to you - you totally blew away this challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda said...

Lisa, you are the greatest! OMG what a stunning creation, this is the bomb!!! I am lost for words.

Big hugs,
Linda xx

Pauline said...

Breathtaking! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Holly said...

oh gosh, this is exquisite! Love all the lace!

chanya13 said...

This is stunning, love all embellishments especially pearls and crystals, lace and beautiful butterfly.

Annie said...

What a fantabulous creation Lisa. Very inspirational. I would never think to make something as gorgeous like this. I love the layers, lace and the pearls you have used. Lots and lots of bling that I can almost see from Scotland. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the challenges. Crafty hugs Annie x

Tammy said...

wow, wow, wow! Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous! Love your beautiful cake!

Ani said...

Wow! What an amazing creation! Hugs, Ani
P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges if you're interested

Mitra Pratt said...

Here my second time. I didn't spot a few things my first time so glad to be making a second trip through! I really love love love and love those leaves...the clear makes me happy!!!!!!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Love this shape, makes me think of Bells and wedding cake! Wonderful celebratory piece, thank you for joining us a The Stampman with this fabulous project XOXO Zoe

Margaret said...

This is fabulous! Now I'm wishing I had bought that paper when SU sold it!!! This is so rich in texture and I love the 'hidden' butterflies!! Bowing down to your greatness!!
BTW- I bet with all of that glitter you really had the 70's Elvis rockin'!!! thankyouverymuch!

Lori said...

Isn't this a show stopper? That paper is beautiful and the lace, rosette, and crystals are just fabulous! (Being covered in glitter is the best!)

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for playing in our Shaped Card Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this beautiful cake card !! Amazing!!!
Hugs
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Samantha said...

Eye poppingly tasticly fabulous Bling glitz wow! way to go you did a fabulous job hunny! xx

Lili said...

Stunning! Such a piece of art! What a perfect combination of elements, textures, and of course bling.
You are such an inspiration. Great take on the challenge.

Jeanne J said...

Oh Wow! I'm drooling now!! Love all the gems and the lace and fancy cuts. Master Shabby Chic? Check! You done did it girl! Love this!