Jun 6, 2016

Melting


I've had the Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream set for a few months now and finally used it.  It's one of my favorite sets in the Summer Catalog.  I decided to focus on the sentiment and try and create a cone that is melting.

  • Die cut watercolor paper with a stitched scalloped rectangle die (from Waltzingmouse).
  • Stamp the solid ice cream scoop stamp on watercolor paper using a Tombow light pink marker. Using a marker on a solid stamp guarantees a blotchy result and that is what I wanted.
  • Stamp the solid ice cream scoop again using Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry ink on just the bottom of the scoop.
  • Lightly watercolor the scoop, blurring the edges and pulling down some of the color to mimic melting. Let dry and make believe you have a clue.
  • Stamp the top layer of the scoop one more time with Ranger Distress Barn Door ink. 
  • Mask the scoop and stamp the solid cone with Hero Arts Soft Brown ink.
  • Stamp the chips with a Chocolate Chip Stampin Up marker.
  • Stamp the sentiment with the light pink Tombow marker and again using the Chocolate Chip marker on just the bottom of the sentiment (used the MISTI to get this aligned).
  • Lightly watercolored the sentiment and pull down some pink from the scoop onto the cone.
  • Stamp the hearts from the set with Ranger Distress Barn Door ink and slightly watercolored.
  • Speckle the card (masking from above the cone) with Picked Raspberry and Chocolate Chip.
  • Add Clear Pico Embellisher to the chips and hearts.
  • Let dry and adhere to a red card.


MOOD WHEN DONE =  Hmm...ice cream.  

And where is my large water mister bottle?  This thing holds about 2 cups of water and has vanished from my craft room. I use it all the time!  I had to remove all my supplies in order for the ceiling to be painted.  Last time I saw the mister was after I had moved everything back. I used it to clean my craft table so I know it's here somewhere.  I know you lose stuff all the time, so any ideas??

Edited to add:  Found it on the terrace. The guy painting the celiing must have used it on the terrace (more chores for him out there!)

9 comments:

  1. All I know is that if I look and look and look and give up finding it and buy a new whatever-it-is-that-is-lost, the old one will turn up immediately after the time for returning the new one has expired!
    Nance in Reno

    PS: Love the card . . . my willpower regarding buying a MISTI is weakening.

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  2. Hey, I'm commenting right after another commenter from Reno! Of course, maybe it's not the same Reno! Anyway, I love your ice cream cone - looks good enough to eat & the sentiment is perfect. Have you found the right orange ink yet? Thanks so much.

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    1. Thanks. I think I will buy the Lawn Fawn carrot the next time I place an order with Ellen Hutson, which will probably be in July. I hope that will be a true orange.

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  3. I just want to take a bite from this delicious card, J.B.!! Deets on the lovely brown envelope, please, and thank you? xx
    =]

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! You did an awesome job with your melting ice cream. You inspire me!
    I put my keys in a VERY safe place about a month ago --- haven't found them yet.

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  5. So flippin COOL, Joan!! The chocolate drops were a brilliant addition to your cone!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE every little thing about this card!!!

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  7. I love this card! You can totally taste the icecream!

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  8. Love the mix of markers and distress ink, such a gorgeous result!

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