Hello crafty friends. Can you believe it’s already June? I’m not sure where the time is going, but I’m trying to keep it happy and crafty. This week’s project is a colorful and fun design that I actually posted in FB group. There was some interest shown, so I decided to remake it on video and share it.
I started off by foiling the sentiment, “wishing you a Cool Birthday” using the Cricut on a card front, slightly smaller than an A2 card. I really love having the ability to really personalize my sentiments for each project and the foil does come out lovely.
Next, I used a custom stencil (also created with the Cricut) with some wonky shapes to ink blend a quick rainbow of colors. I didn’t really try for a smooth blend, however, I did overlap colors to create some transitions. I also added some gold splatter using a mix of Gold Perfect Pearls and water.
To create the ice cream cones, I used the Lawn Fawn mini set Sweetest Flavor and stamped the cones onto a white piece of card stock using Black Intense ink. This stamp is really easy to use with an acrylic block. I inked up the image with a few taps of the ink pad and then firmly pressed the image to the paper. The trick to getting nice impressions is holding the stamp to the paper for a few seconds to allow the ink to transfer, especially dye inks.
I colored the images using Copic colors. I followed my usual light to dark method of coloring. I wanted to create a white high light toward the center of the ice cream scoop. Since the scope has a rounded shape, I applied darker color around the edge of the shape and worked my way into the middle using a curving motion and a light hand. I used very little ink on the center and blended it out further using a colorless blender to achieve that white highlight I was looking for.
I color coordinated my card base by ink blending a rainbow boarder. I attached the the card base using liquid glue and everything else using foam tape. Once I assembled my card, I added some clear sequins to add a bit of sparkle.
If you are interested in seeing how I created this card, you can watch the video here: