Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bowl of Ice Cream

Hello, Crafters.
It's the weekend and the sun is shining. I've just received confirmation that my parcel of pre-order goodies from the forthcoming Christmas catalogue is arriving on Monday! That's the kind of inspiration I need to make sure I get up to date with everything over the weekend! The new catalogue will be launched on 1st September 2015.

Today's card is the final one for this week's challenge. I decided to make a bowl of ice-cream using just the punch, so stamping. I've used Pink Pirouette (strawberry), Very Vanilla (vanilla) and Soft Suede (chocolate) and punched out two scoops of each flavour.

Using Versamark, I stamped each scoop using the sprinkles stamp from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set. I covered with Irresistible Ice and heat set.

For the bowl I stamped two images of the large curved stamp from the Work of Art Stamp Set using Bermuda Bay Ink on Bermuda Bay Card Stock. I inked with Versamark, covered it in Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I punched out the base of the bowl using the word Window Punch. I stamped 5 flowers from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set using Bermuda Bay Ink on Bermuda Bay Card Stock and used them to decorate the bowl.

Unusually for me, I adhered these to the bowl using Glue Dots and put a Rhinestone in the centre of each.

I punched the cherry from the Tree Builder Punch using Red Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is from Circle of Spring and is stamped on Whisper White Card Stock and layered onto a piece of Bermuda Bay.

My card base is Whisper White with a layer of Bermuda Bay. I embossed the top Whisper White layer using the Happy Heart Embossing Folder. 

I adhered the two layers using Tombow, and then adhered the main piece of the bowl using Dimensionals. I glued the bowl base with Tombow.

The ice cream scoops were layered with Dimensionals, turned at different angles to make the ice cream look more interesting rather. I also think it makes it easier to get more ice cream in the bowl - yummy!!

This has been a week of fun cards for my challenge. I'm not moving on to Veronica's third suggestion because it involves using the mask sets. Although I have the Hearts and Stars, I haven't used them yet and as I'm working next week, I won't have much time to play. So I'm putting that suggestion on the back burner for the time being. 

I'm saving Veronica's fourth and final suggestion to the week after next so I can use something from my pre-order! Next week I'm going to do Wreaths. I have two ideas and need to think of three more. I do have two stamp sets that have wreaths and matching dies, Wondrous Wreath and Circle of Spring, but my plan is to make "manual" wreaths.

In the meantime, have a great weekend and happy crafting!


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