Sunday, February 14, 2021

Popsicles in Pink - Stampin' Up! Sweet Ice Cream - Paper Players 528

   Happy Valentine's Day!  The theme for my weekend turns out to be 'frozen' instead of chocolate!  We had a snowstorm Friday night into Saturday morning.  Then Saturday overnight the weather decided to top the snow and all the shoveled surfaces with a nice 1/2" layer of ice.  The next few days are also looking wet and cold.  So it's only fitting that my card for today has a frozen treat in the way of popsicles!

  Jaydee has a fun color challenge for us at The Paper Players that has a few different combos so it should be fun to see what the gallery looks like.

  You can choose red or pink and gold or silver to go with black and white.  Seems simple right?  Well it was a challenge for me as I had ideas that could go in all the colors.  I'm not a huge pink fan so I challenged myself to use that color and I think I may have gone overboard with three different pinks!

  I used blending brushes and Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride ink for the background panel and then I used the speckled stamp from Sweet Ice Cream in the corners with Melon Mambo.  The popsicles are a combination of the same colors and are attached to silver embossed sticks.

  To bring in the black and white elements besides just the card layers I embossed the happy birthday in black on Whisper White and then fussy cut and popped across the popsicles with dimensionals.  The smaller 'hope it's sweet' sentiment is embossed in silver on black and trimmed to fit.

  I added a bit of bling with a silver baker's twine bow, enamel dots, sequins and rhinestones.

  I hope to see you card in the gallery!  To see inspiration from the Paper Players Design Team check out their blogs and/or head to the challenge!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream

Ink: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Basic Black, Galvanized Metallic (retired)

Accessories: blending brushes, silver embossing powder, black embossing powder, silver baker's twine, sequins, enamel dots, rhinestones, dimensionals


  1. Those lollipops are a trio that are so pretty in pink Amanda - love the pink background too! They look truly good enough to eat - and definitely more inviting than the ice and snow outside for sure!

  2. Definitely NOT an overload of pink, I love it! I haven't played with my set yet, so this has given me some inspiration! Sweet!

  3. Amanda, when I saw this card, I said WOW! I love everything about it, and you've made me think again about getting that set. I love your shades of pink and your fussy cutting is perfection along with your ink splatter! A Perfect Pink card!! Enjoy your week.

  4. This is not too much pink in my opinion. I really loved your card the moment I saw it! Well done! Have a great day!

  5. What a beautiful job of blending, Amanda! I LOVE the three different shades of pink. You did such a fabulous job of using all the challenge colors. The silver accents were perfect. This is one yummy card!!!

  6. So cute and well it!

  7. Oh Amanda, this is so fun! I love all the gorgeous blending and those shades of pink are beautiful! Makes me long for warmer days! Have a great weekend!


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