Thursday, May 14, 2009


I was in a pinch for a 'quick' card for a 5 year old birthday party. I recalled seeing these ice cream cones floating around in blogland so I thought I'd make it work. I'm not loving this card, but I know the recipient will be more interested in the present anyway. LOL I decided to show you, because its easy enough to reproduce and hopefully you'll like your rendition :)
* Use your Scallop Punch to pop out your flavored 'scoops' and cut a portion of the scallops off. Dip your flavors onto a VersaMark pad and sprinkle with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Heat with heating tool to set the sparkle. TIP: If using a lot of glitz, I prefer Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder over Dazzling Diamonds glitter, so I can heat set the sparkle. Although I love Dazzling Diamonds too, with a card like this with a lot of sparkle, I prefer my recipient not be full of glitter when they handle their card :)
* Run a piece of Kraft cardstock through your Big Shot with the Argyle looking Texturz Background Plate. Then cut that into a triangle for your cone. Take a sponge dauber and lightly sweep across the triangle and raised 'texture' with Close to Cocoa. You can also do the edges to add a more dimensional look.
* Ran my Pretty in Pink through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot Texturz Background Plate. Tip: For deeper embossing I add an extra piece of cardstock as a shim to my layers. I've also heard success with misting your cardstock lightly with water before running it through the Big Shot
* Layered on top of a Rose Red card base 5-1/2x8-1/2 scored and folded in half at the side.
* Used my Big Shot to zip out some Rose Red Go Go Boots Alphabet letters.
* Finished it off with a double helping of Certainly Celery and Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon along the side.

Really simple, go ahead, go make something sweet :) and then get kreative :)

Make sure to check out my Sweet 'Deal for You' for FREE SHIPPING.

Happy Kreating

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Rose Red(102544), Pretty in Pink(100459), Certainly Celery(105125), Very Vanilla(101650), Kraft(102125)
Ink: VersaMark(102283), Close to Cocoa(103139)
Accessories: Big Shot(113439), Texturz Background Plates (114512), Go Go Boots Alphabet Sizzlits (113450), Scallop Circle Punch(109043), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder(101930), Heat Tool(100005), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain(109031), Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain(111366), Sponge Daubers(102892)


Melissa said...

Yum! This screams summer!

Ann Schach said...

This is so cute! I will definitely be sharing this with my group!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Umm yummy! Cute card Kim, makes me want an ice cream cone!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Patti said...

SO clever! Perfect for any age. Perfect for summer, too. Great job!

Mary Fish said...

Your letters look so terrific. What a great idea for the ice cream scoops. You are making all of us hungry.