Happy Tuesday card-making friends!
Today I have another new card share featuring the oh-so-awesome Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit, Summer Dreams.
You can pick up the August 2014 card kit HERE for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!
For today's card I started with the Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper included in this month's kit. I thought the Hero Arts Painted Canvas Design Block Stamp made the perfect messy "ice cream dripping" background to compliment the ice cream cones and sentiment. I inked up the stamp with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and generously misted the entire thing with water from the Mini Mister before stamping on the watercolor paper. Because this stamp is a vertical design I did this twice to "fill" the horizontal background. I didn't have to worry too much about lining anything up perfectly due to the "messiness" of the stamped design!
I set the watercolor paper aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card design.
I die cut the ice cream cones from SSS Khaki Cardstock, SSS Doll Pink Cardstock, SSS Lemon Lush Chiffon Cardstock, SSS Cotton Candy Cardstock and SSS Sunshine Cardstock using the SSS Ice Cream Cones Craft Die.
I distressed the edges of the die cut pieces using similar colors of Distress Ink (Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink applied with foam Sponge Daubers (I like these small foam applicators for applying ink to small die cut pieces. I feel like I have more control of where the ink goes than with the traditional foam ink blending tools).
I added some detailing to the ice cream cones with my favorite white pen and then added glitter accents to the ice cream using Distress Glitters in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. I used Ranger Matte Medium to adhere the glitter to my die cut pieces and my sweet friend Kelly Booth commented on my Instagram feed that this is the best adhesive for adhering glitters! Whoot! I squirted a bit of the Matte Medium on the Ranger Craft Sheet and then smeared it on the cardstock pieces with the tip of my pinky finger for a light application. Then I sprinkled on the glitter and set the pieces aside for the glue to dry. Easy peasy!
A stamped the greeting from the SSS Ice Cream Dream Stamp Set with SSS Black Ink to the watercolored stamped background. I die cut a vellum circle using the stitched circe from the LF Party Banners Die Collection and stamped and embossed the same greeting with white embossing powder. I adhered the stamped circle over the black stamped greeting, slightly off-setting it for a great "shadow" text look!
I added a strip of patterned paper and a really thin strip of SSS Doll Pink Cardstock to the bottom of the watercolored stamped background and glued all my embellished die cut shapes in place to complete the card.
I trimmed about 1/8" off one long and one short side of the background and then popped the whole design up on the card base with my favorite foam adhesive.
(Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, MFT = to purchase from My Favorite Things, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com, AZ = to purchase from Amazon)
- "I Love You More Than Ice Cream..." Card feat. the SSS August 2014 Card Kit (video)
- "I'm So Proud Of You" Card feat. SSS This Is The Life Ice Cream Parade Die
Congratulations to bjescalan, the winner of the August 2014 SSS Card Kit from THIS blog post. I've emailed you!
bjescalan (email@example.com) has left you a comment:
That card kit is neat and I just ordered it. I wanted the frames dies and it was out of stock. Siigghh! That card is just yummy.
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