Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cake X 2


Another round of the Sizzix ScoreBoard blog hop is upon us. This time, we're using the cake die. This die is great alone, but I added part of the ScoreBoard Cupcake (hence the title, Cake X 2) die as well. Check out all the other ideas from designers listed below. Eileen Hull is the designer of these great dies.

The theme this time was to use our favorite....color, technique, etc. I love the chocolate and peach combo as well as Cuttlebug textures, so that's what I used. I also used up supplies from my embellishment collection, so don't know all of the manufacturers.

The pearls were from my stash, given to me by a dear friend whose mother owned a bead store in the '70s. I wrapped the beads around the cake base, adhering with Be Creative® double stick tape. I draped white pearls around the edge to simulate icing trim. The inside was lined with Bohemia paper which had been spritzed with Tattered Angels Golden Autumn to get the proper color. All edges were inked with Chestnut Roan Colorbox ink.

I painted the scalloped base with Making Memories copper paint then added bling to the scallops as well as the dangled bead trim. The bling was colored with Ginger alcohol ink from Ranger. The base was added to the box with Beacon 527 adhesive.

I tried a lot of different treatments for the top and was just about at my wits end when I remembered the cupcake die Sizzix premiered back at the end of 2009. I cut two pieces from thin metal printing plates (Thanks, Ronnie Goff!) but you could use purchased metal or soda cans as well. I sprayed the metal with Krylon Copper paint, then ran it through the Cuttlebug. I cut the pieces apart, trimmed 1/4" off the straight ends and arranged them in a flower pattern on the top. I glued it down with Beacon 527 adhesive to make sure it stayed put. Additional bling colored with Ginger alcohol ink on the top finished off the outside. The handle was made with a few beads, glued in with Beacon 527 and the bottom of the lid covered with Chocolate Chip cardstock from Stampin'Up!®.

To finish the inside, I made a ball of fiber fill and covered it with brown taffeta fabric then tied it up with copper cord.

This would make a great gift box which could be used later as a place to keep precious jewelry.

Check out the following blogs for more ideas and be sure to leave a comment on at least one for a chance at winning your own Sizzix ScoreBoard die.

Ann Butler
Bonnie Bruns
Craftside_ A Behind-the-scenes-look at a Crafty World
Debra Quartermain
Eileen Hull
Einat Kessler
Just a Thought or Two
Karen Burniston
Laura Bray
Julie McGuffee
Lisa Rojas
Modern Surrealist Marisa Pawelko
Niki Meiners
Roann Mathias
Sandy Laipply
Ronnie Goff
Jen Goode - JGoode Designs
Michelle Cummings



Now, go hug someone you love!




I received products from Sizzix, Be Creative and Clearsnap.

21 comments:

Pam said...

I never would of thought gift box, very cute.

KarenB said...

UNBELIEVABLE! You could sell this in a high-end boutique. It is postively perfect in every way. Wowza!

Peg said...

This is beautiful! I love that you painted it. What a great idea.

Laura Bray said...

Fit for a queen! And I love how you incorporated the cupcake die!

GlitterEmm said...

Is it too early for cake? Very luscious looking, I'm going to have to stop drooling now!

Debra said...

This is stunning. So elegant and rich looking! Debra

Niki_Meiners said...

STUNNING!

Eileen Hull said...

Candice, every project I see coming from you just looks so rich in every way- the colors, the texture. Another home run! Thanks...

JGoode said...

I love this, I was looking at it last night and was amazed at the elegance and detail - the lid is my absolute favorite!

Ann Butler said...

Another brilliant project...Love your work!

Candice Windham said...

Y'all make me feel so humble! I am in the company of some of the world's greatest designers and they are complimenting me. It just doesn't get any better. I think today's blog hop tops all the others. I just love every project!
By the way, this is going to be a gift for someone special, my friend Shannon Cox, since she gave me all those beads! Of course, she reads my blog so it won't be a surprise, but that's ok!

melonybradley said...

Beautiful- The copper paint on it is gorgeous and I loved the 70's beadshop pearls

marisa said...

Candice! I love how you turned this into a real lasting home decor accessory! I love the beads! Really awesome job!

Roann Mathias said...

Candice - this is over the top! And I think you are definitely in that category great designers. Your projects always look so elegant and finished. Love it!

Einat Kessler said...

wow! amazing cake! love the bling, the metal and everything about it.

Subriagirl said...

Well now Candice, how can I top all these wonderful comments? Ok, I can't so won't even try! I love the gift box idea....brilliant!

Madeline said...

Very elegant ... it will make a beautiful gift.

Michelle Cummings said...

this is so beautiful! love the vintage pearls!

Christine said...

Your box is beautiful. I love the color theme and the materials that you used to make it. Wonderful!

Heather Powers said...

Beads for your bling - how clever!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

Totally gorgeous!!!