Thursday, August 25, 2016
We all Scream for Ice Cream!
I love my new Hero Arts Ice Cream Layering Stamp! Plus, I am in the mood lately for ice cream. I have decided to have ice cream rather than cake for the September birthdays at church, and I think I will have the children offer the toppings for the ice cream. For some reason we haven't had our annual ice cream social so this will be a good substitute.
For the card above, I stamped the cone in Clearsnap Chestnut Roan chalk ink and added the details with Clearsnap Dark Brown chalk ink. I stamped the ice cream itself in Clearsnap Orchid and Lime chalk inks and added details with Clearsnap Pinkolicious and Grasshopper Archival Dye inks. I did not purchase the coordinating dies for this stamp set, but the cones and ice creams were easy to cut out by hand. I must have made about 20 ice cream birthday cards!
The kraft background oval die is from Spellbinders. I nearly had a heart attack embossing the oval kraft die in my Tim Holtz Vagabond machine--I must have used too thick of a sandwich and nearly got stuck--I only was successful by pressing the Go button every little bit, letting the machine rest between presses, and little by little, inch by inch I did get the sandwich to move until all was clear--close call, that one! I will have to be really careful of my sandwich in future.
I stenciled the confetti background from a Hero Arts plastic stencil onto white card with regular Dreamweaver's embossing paste and then added color with Tsukineko pigment ink cubes. A little bit of Prismaglitter later and a cherry on top completed my Happy Birthday Ice Cream cone card!
You can't see the inside of the card in this photo, but I also filled the inside of the card with ice cream cone, too!
Now, let's have some ice cream!