Wednesday, June 9

Five Scoops Please

This card is for all of you who just love ice cream, and never can make up your mind about what flavor to get... chocolate, or strawberry, or mint, or banana.  Just get them all!  Here I have created a huge quadruple scoop +1 (I don't know what you call 5 scoops) ice cream cone. 

This is not a difficult card but does take a lot of patience.  I stamped the ice cream from Sweet Scoops in five different colors on Whisper White and then covered each scoop with Crystal Effects.  While it is drying, I created the rest of the card-- it is a Whisper White base, with a layer of Close to Cocoa and Tropical Oasis DSP (from the mini) on top.  Once the scoops were dry, I cut each of them out using the paper snips.  Then I stacked them on the Close to Cocoa cone using dimensionals.  The greeting is part of a larger greeting that I just used a marker to stamp alongside the cone.  

I layered the Whisper White focal point on close to cocoa and added a white tafetta ribbon.  And, there you go.  Be sure that the crystal effects is completely hard before you begin handlin the scoops of ice cream.  If it's still tacky, you will get weird bumps in the ice cream.  Not so scrumptious!

Set:  Sweet Scoops
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and old olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White and Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Tropical Oasis DSP, Crystal Effects, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, June 7

Watercolor Trio

I've been traveling a lot lately.  In San Diego a couple of weeks ago and now in Portland... not much time for stamping lately.  But, I had to play with my new mini sets when I got them.  Watercolor Trio is one of the sets I really like in the mini.  My other inspiration for this card is Almost Amethyst.  I'm very excited about the new colors, but am sad to see many of the old ones go.  My most favorite color-- and one of the first ones I ever got-- is Almost Amethyst.  I've felt inspired to use it while I can.

This card is made with Shimmery White, with layers of Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst.  The focal point has the Watercolor Trio images stamped in Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant.  In the middle of each of the Eggplant flowers I added one of the half pearls from the Pretties Kit (also retiring).  One of the things I love about this set is the gorgeous greetings.  This greeting is stamped in Eggplant on a handmade tag.  The tag is added to the card with the White Satin Ribbon on the left side of the card.   Another simple, yet elegant card.

Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Accessories:  Pretties Kit, White Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Punch

Wednesday, June 2

Sweet Pea Sympathy

You are in for a rare treat today.  I make it a point to not post non-SU stuff on my blog.  Since I sell SU, I don't really like to sell other products.  But, I've been spending a lot of time learning to color with Copic markers.  Papertrey Ink has some beautiful floral stamps that are open which makes them perfect for coloring.  This is the Sweet Pea Year of Flowers set.

Unfortunately, several of my friends have recently lost a parent or close family member.  It's been a really rough couple of month for my circle.  This is a sympathy card I created for a very close friend who lost her father to a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  

The card itself is Certainly Celery with a layer of Pretty in Pink that has the polka dot texture from the Big Shot.  The bottom edge is scalloped with this year's free SAB punch.  The focal point is stamped in Ranger black ink and is colored in several copic colors.  I will post a picture of the colors I used later.  It is mounted on layers of Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose and sewn together on the sewing machine and added to the card using dimensionals.  I also used the white satin/organdy ribbon and a pink button to finish it off.

I hope you like.