Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SOS #212: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, and we want you to use bling!

As I was thinking about my card, I realized how little bling I use these days. I guess that's why they call it a challenge, right?

Also, for about the past two weeks, I've been pondering other uses for the Simon Says Stamp Splashy Waves Wafer die. I had this idea I could turn the waves upside down and use the pieces to build a cake. I've been playing with this for a while, and when I added in the bling factor, this happened:

I would make it larger, but I don't want to blind you. I did direct-to-paper with two of the new Simon Says Stamp inks, and die-cut the layers. After a while I figured out I needed to trim them to make the layers different widths.

I knew I wanted to punch or die-cut some tiny flowers to use to cover up the scallops, and I ended up using an old SU punch, and I punched the flowers out of a remnant of shiny silver paper. Then I opened and used most of a pack of Hero Arts gems.

I then wondered how to make a cake plate. I looked through my Miscellaneous stamp sets, and voila! I have a cake plate! Who knew?!?!? I stamped it in Hero Arts Silver and clear-embossed it.

I then pulled out a different Avery Elle set for the sentiment, also stamped in silver and clear-embossed.

The orange layer is more direct-to-paper with the same orange ink.

Wanna see some shiny? Here you go:

Okay, I'm done now. The end.

Got bling? Why not pull it out, use it, and come play the SOS challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: Vat of clear embossing powder, SU flower punch, remnant of silver card stock, and the following:


  1. Awesomely blingie cake. fab.job with the challenge. I've been using too much bling lately.

  2. Fantastic!! Love being able to use dies for uses other than what they were intended!
    Love the blinged up cake!

  3. Great job on stretching your die's. Love when that happens. Now I want some cake...

  4. This worked so well! I'm always amazed when I have a stamp I actually need for a card. :D

  5. My eyes, my eyes!! Girl, when you come back to blinging, you don't mess around! Your cake is fantastic!! And we both used that cake plate this week, which I think is pretty darn spooky and cool!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. A very clever and creative design! This is a great design for a real cake....hmmmm!

  7. Look at all the shiny prettiness!! Love it!


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