Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Yummy Sweet Wishes
Speaking of Yummy, this is my newest "My Cute Stamps" set (Sweet Chocolate which just happens to be on sale for $11.04 over at ABC). I used the Wednesday Sketch from Split Coast Stampers (here). Seemed simple enough but I spent more time picking out which colors and where to put them, than I actually did coloring this image. After stamping the ice cream onto white CS, I stamped the top portion again onto DP, cut it out, then colored that using Copics. I started out adding just a little Angle Wingz Shimmerz to the highlighted areas, then I painted the entire top portion with Pink Shimmerz, hmmmmm, it was still missing that extra pizazz that I had envisioned this Sweet Treat to have, so I added some glue and Dazzling Diamonds, Now we're talkin Yummy.. I was then able to attach the top with foam squares. You probably can't see unless you click on the image, but I used a light pink ink and stamped a cute little chocolate chip as a background for my ice cream cone.
The little bows were punched with a Martha Stewart craft punch and pearl Bella Baubles glued to the centers. I am forcing myself to "Finish" my cards. I usually do the fronts and consider myself done, however, that can become very time consuming when I need a card. I then must finish the inside, stamp and sign the back and since presentation is everything, I then create a matching envelope. Here is the inside of this card, ALL FINISHED.
This is the same DP that I used to stamp my Ice Cream top on, only this time, I stamped in a light pink and added a few highlights and the Happy Birthday sentiment........... No Envelope but I'm getting better.
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................Supplies I used.................
Stamps: My Cute Stamps (Sweet Chocolate), Close to my Heart (Elements)
Paper: Paper Trey Ink: (raspberry fizz, white, dark chocolate), My Favorite Things (chocolate kiss), Stampin Up (pretty in pink)
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black), Stampin Up (pretty in pink), Copic markers
Tools: Stampin Up (scallop edge border punch, corner ticket punch), Martha Stewart (ribbon craft punch), Spellbinders (square scallop nestabilities)
Misc: SCACD (Bella Baubles, Shimmerz-Angel Wings & Pink), Stampin Up(dazzling diamonds)