I decided today to start my card off by using a card sketch. Usually I just mess around with whatever bits and pieces of cardstock and paper I have until I think the card looks right but this time I drew up a sketch to work from. Here’s the sketch that I drew and then below is the card I made from it.
Since my craft desk was already a mess with patterned paper, markers and brads from yesterday’s card, I decided to use those pieces that I had there before I packed it all away. So here’s another ice cream birthday card:
This time I made the ice cream a double scoop! You could make it triple or as many scoops as you want I’m not overly fond of Calypso Coral as a colour (actually it’s just a thing about the coral colour in general), but I think on the ice cream with the Pool Party colour it kinda looks like strawberry & pistachio. mmmm
The ice cream was stamped by colouring the rubber with markers as I did with my last ice cream birthday card. This time though I stamped the ice cream part again using a different colour and then cut out the ice cream cone and extra scoop and mounted them onto white cardstock with dimensionals (foam dots).
The trim on the right of the card is just a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock that I scored some lines on with my Stampin’ Up! Simply Score Board and then punched a scallop trim border on one side. I used more of that fun Sweet Shop patterned paper to add to the ‘sweet’ theme along with those yummy Jelly Bean brads.
The Happy Birthday greeting was stamped in Soft Suede ink and then I punched it out with the Curly Label Punch. Actually I kinda made a mistake and punched it out length ways rather than horizontal but it turned out to be a good mistake as when I punched out some Calypso Coral cardstock to see if I could do a bit of a border, I found that it worked really well. Here’s how to do it:
Punch out the greeting vertically and punch out two extra shapes in coloured cardstock and snip the top and bottom off the second shape.
Glue the coloured cardstock horizontally under the greeting. Then glue the extra pieces to the top and bottom of the back of the greeting.
Just a heads-up that the patterned paper and brads is retiring in two weeks on the 31st of July 2012 – so if you’d like some grab it now!
If you have any questions about how I made this card or wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Petite Pairs (birthday greeting)
Cardstock & Paper:
Pool Party cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock
Soft Suede Textured cardstock
Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper
Soft Suede inkpad
Soft Suede marker
Pool Party marker
Calypso Coral marker
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Curly Label Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Jelly Bean Brads
Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)