Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ice Cream Birthday

My nephew turned nine last week and I sent him some ice cream parlor gift certificates. This card is a great "match" for such a gift. It was the first time I have used "Smooch Spritz." This first became available in the Summer Mini, and I've had it for over a month now! It worked beautifully with the Color Catcher, a sort of shield to keep only your project (not the wall or your pet!) "smooched!"
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772 - 4.95) and Color Catcher (121093 - 5.95)

For the ice cream swirls, I first stamped them in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Daffodil Delight Classic Ink onto Whisper White card stock. I had the Chocolate, Vanilla and Lemon flavored cones I desired.

Then I leaned the scrap of paper they were stamped on against the back wall of the Color Catcher. I sprayed the Smooch Spritz in layers until I had the shimmer I was looking for.

The Smooch Spritz can be sprayed on very lightly or more heavily. You can adjust the look by layering it. I then cut the swirls out.

The cones were stamped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink onto Whisper White and also cut out. Sentiment was cut into a banner shape and anchored onto the card using a Craft/Crumb Cake corduroy brad.

All of the elements were centered onto a background of Soft Suede that I ran through my Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976 - $7.95). Card base is Daffodil Delight card stock.

I hope you enjoy looking. Please leave me your comments below. Today I am making a summer's worth of ice cream for my family to enjoy. I start out early in the morning, and by 4th of July we are cooling down with a few flavors of home made goodness! Stay safe!

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Mary Fish said...

thank goodness you didn't smooch any pets. this card is really striking with a unique color combo. hugs, m

Carla said...

Your card is so cool. I love those colors and the smooch. I haven't even tried mine yet. Happy 4th. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Personally, I like smooching my pets! lol I have done a ton of smooching, but I have not used this adorable stamp set yet! I love the sparkly ice cream, and the texture is perfect! Have a great 4th and enjoy some of that homemade ice cream for me!

Melissa said...

Well, now I want ice cream! I adore all your yummy texture!

That's one more vote for smooching pets!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is an adorable card and a perfect match for the ice cream parlor gift certs.

Love the sparkle and color combo.