Cath has done it again over at the Moxie Fab World with another fabulous trigger photo! Check it:
My original idea for this card was to use the three colors in large strips with some love inspired stamps. I had everything set out and ready to go but couldn’t figure out a way to include the popsicle stick (I Gotta have that popsicle stick…and more cowbell definitely more cowbell!). So I scrapped the whole thing and boy am I glad I did! This project took on a life of its own and I am so so happy with the results.
I had been wanting to make some “just because” cards and this weeks trigger really “triggered” that *giggle*. Anyway, I LOVE Neapolitan ice cream LOVE IT!! So I thought why not make a Love card? I was really inspired by the rounded layers in the photo and wanted to incorporate them into my design. I started out with white cardstock for the base of the card, rounded the corners and to make it a little more “vanilla” I edged it with Antique Linen Distress Ink. For the second layer I used a piece of Kraft cardstock. I distressed the edge to add texture and went over it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to make it more “Chocolate-y”. The third layer is some scrap cardstock I had in my stash. I like how the pink works for the “Strawberry” layer but yet it’s muted enough that it doesn’t over power the main event…the ice cream bars…and the soft polka dots add just a hint of texture. I used deckle edge scissors to give this layer a bit of a wave and Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to bring out the edges.
The ice cream bars were super fun to make. I was able to combine brand new stamps and some golden oldies to create the different layers. I used Ranger Watermark ink to stamp and then embossed everything with clear embossing powder. I stamped directly on the popsicle sticks with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink and embossed that as well. I added the buttons after adhering the ice-cream bars…I guess I hadn’t had enough layering yet but hey there’s always room for one more scoop of ice cream!
Thanks for coming by today! Check back with me soon the wheels are already turning for a paper flower arrangement based on this trigger photo