Saturday, February 24, 2024

Stampin' Up! Ice Cream Swirl - Saturday Sketches

Hello and welcome to my blog!  This card was created for Sketch Saturday's Challenge #745. Today is the first day of this challenge, you have two weeks to play along.  The optional challenge for this sketch is to use green.  When designing my card, I totally forgot about the optional challenge!  

I started by stamping the strawberry multiple times on a piece of Sweet Sorbet Cardstock with Versamark ink.  After sprinkling the stamped strawberries with Black Embossing Powder, I set them with my Heat Tool.  I repeated this with the cherry on another piece of Sweet Sorbet, then with the donut on a square of Calypso Coral Cardstock.  

The Ice Cream top was stamped with Sweet Sorbet ink.  I wasn’t loving the red on white, so I used a Small Blending Brush to blend some Calypso Coral Ink over the ice cream before using the coordinating die to cut it out.  I decided to have a little fun with the little bowl, and used the ice cream embossing die on a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock before die cutting the bowl. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to have a look at the cards the rest of Sketch Saturday’s Design Team have created.  Then, play along with us.  We would love to see what you create!

Happy Stamping! 

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Stampin' Up! Ice Cream Swirl - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop


Hey Stampers!  Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop.  I'm excited to be part of this fun & creative group sharing stamping inspiration with you today!

Our color challenge and photo inspiration for this month can be found in the photo below.  While the flowers are absolutely beautiful, it's once again the colors that inspired my card this month.  Which of these inspires you? 

I don't know what it is about these challenges, but they always make me want to use ALL the colors, even though that's not required and I don't typically use so many colors when creating. Sometimes I do, but usually I like to keep it to just a few. 

I decided way ahead of time that I wanted to use Stampin' Up!'s Ice Cream Swirl Bundle for this challenge.  My next decision was which colors to use for the ice cream.  I went with the Lemon Lolly for the cone.  First I stamped the cone on Basic White Cardstock, then I used a Small Blending Brush to lightly blend some of the ink all over the cone.  I used Bubble Bath to stamp the Ice Cream before cutting both pieces out with the coordinating dies. 

I cut 1-1/2" strips of cardstock in the remaining colors to adhere to my card base at a diagonal for the background.  This is a super simple way to get a colorful background very quickly.  I chose to use black & white for the sentiment to make it stand out. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I hope you are inspired to create something colorful.  Be sure to visit the rest of the blogs listed below for even more inspiration. 

Happy Stamping!


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