Yesterday I decided to play with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set but as it turned out, I only used the sentiment HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Recently I used the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is part of one of the Sale-a-bration (SAB) gifts. You may remember I said I thought that was the first time I’d used fruit for a birthday card. I had the same feelings about ice cream but I was really attracted to some of the bold designs in the Ice Cream Corner DSP so I bit the bullet and bought the set! It arrived in one of the deliveries I received last week.
The two designs from the DSP I used for today’s card are back to back. The bold design on the left-hand side really needs to be seen as a much bigger piece than I have on my card to really appreciate its beauty! Instead of stamping the ice cream, I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to punch out four scoops of ice cream from around the edge of the sheet of DSP. I concentrated on getting four scoops that didn’t include any vanilla ice cream, i.e. any white, although looking at my finished card I think I would have preferred to have had some white! Never mind, it is what it is! For the ice cream cone, I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch again and punched the cone out from the sheet of DSP that looks like the ice cream wafer, albeit somewhat darker than we normally have here in the UK!
Because the two designs I used for the front of my card are back to back I was able to cut a top layer and then cut the piece in half vertically. To cover the join of the two designs I used some Old Olive Ribbon that is available from the Annual Catalogue. It comes as a combo with matching ribbon in Terracotta Tile. It’s called Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack 152479 (page 160). I chose to use Old Olive Cardstock (CS) for my middle layer and Soft Sea Foam CS for my card base. After I had adhered the layers together I laid the scoops of ice cream and the cone on the DSP and felt the cones blended into the spotted DSP and almost disappeared! I decided to sponge the edges of all the scoops of ice cream using one of our Daubers and Old Olive Ink, and the cone with Soft Suede Ink.
I also added some chocolate sprinkles using Soft Suede Ink. For the sentiment I decided to do something a bit different! I placed a piece of Whisper White CS in position on my Stamparatus, laid my stamp in position and closed the lid to pick it up. My colour palette was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz. Again, using Daubers I daubed the two outside edges of the sentiment in Bermuda Bay Ink, then I used Pool Party Ink on the inside of the two Bermuda Bay sections and then in the centre I used Pear Pizzazz Ink. Before stamping onto my cardstock, I huffed on my stamp in case the ink had dried while I was deciding what colour scheme I was using. I re-inked the stamp as closely as before, huffed and stamped again!
I stopped re-stamping when I was happy the colour was deep enough and cut the strip to be 7/8″ x 3 1/2″. This was adhered to an Old Olive layer that measured 1″ x 3 5/8″. To adhere the ice cream and the sentiment to the front of my card I used Dimensionals. I finished the front of my card by adhering some Artistry Blooms sequins and I added a rhinestone in the centre of each of them.
To decorate the inside of my card I adhered a middle layer of Old Olive CS and a top layer of Soft Sea Foam CS. In the bottom right-hand corner I adhered another cone and one scoop of ice cream. I’m not sure what flavours my ice creams are meant to be. I suppose the green could be pistachio. Any suggestions?
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”