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Monday, July 15, 2013

Screaming for Ice Cream With Heart 2 Heart

If you are looking for my entry in the Rose Blossom Garden challenge, please scroll down to the next post or click here.  I made a mistake when linking it.  Thank you.

I am in my third week as guest designer at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and the theme this week is Scream for Ice Cream, one of my favorite foods.  I am glad Haley gave me the list of challenges at the beginning of the month because, having no ice creamy stamps or Cricut shapes, it took me a while to come up with my concept.  This week's Freshly Made Sketch provided the perfect layout.

How did I make that cone?  I started by punching a 2.5 inch circle and scoring it in a cross hatch pattern.  Then I rolled it into a cone, pinched the sides to make a crease where it would stick out from the card, trimmed the excess from the back leaving enough of a tab to glue it to the background.  Before attaching it I trimmed the top to make it a little less round.  The "ice cream" is Colonial White Rosette Ribbon that I cut into separate rosettes and attached with liquid glass.  That was when I spotted a problem.  The "ice cream" was blending too much with the background thanks to two areas of Colonial White, so I carefully pieced in some color cut from scraps to help it show.

What do I want the recipient of this card to have a day full off?

I put a few slivers cut from scraps to make the holes in the letters green.  By the way, this is one of those papers that has some colors unique to it, but I found Juniper ink was a close match for stamping.  As I said in the beginning, this card is for the Heart 2 Heart challenge to scream for ice cream.  Now hop on over to see more yummy ice cream.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Surf's Up, Clementine, Saddle and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Juniper
Stamps:  one of the sets that come with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Embellishments:  Brown Opaques, Colonial White Rosette Ribbon
Other:  Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge


  1. Aren't you clever making an ice cream cone out of that floral ribbon! Love this fun, summery card. Thanks for playing at the Rose Blossom Garden.

  2. THAT is a fab idea!!! Love how you fixed the background too! :)

  3. What a fun card! LOVE the rosette ribbon for the ice cream, it has such nice texture.

  4. Your waffle cone is perfect! and most inspired to use the rosette ribbon as ice cream. Looks like it'd be lo-cal... Also love all the FUN on the inside of your card.

  5. Oh so cute and what a clever way to fix a goof, sort of! The cone looks exactly like a real one and using the rosette ribbon tops it off perfectly. Love the inside, too. Great card, Hansi!

  6. That is too cute, Hansi! I love the inside of the card!!