Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Birthday Ice Cream - Stampin' Up! Sweet Ice Cream

   I was able to spend some time in the stamp room over the long weekend.  Saturday and Sunday were cold and rainy so it wasn't any great sacrifice!  I worked on a few projects for my upcoming open house event (contact me if you're local and would like to join in!) and also tried my hand at the As You See It challenge.  They have a fun recipe challenge for a birthday card this time around.  The card needs to have a birthday theme and use a die cut, patterned paper, heat embossing and ribbon or twine.

  This one did not come together very easily even though I had a clear idea in my mind of what I wanted to do!  Isn't it like that sometimes?  I made do and finished it even if it doesn't quite look like what I had originally planned!

  I decided to mix and match a new stamp set; Biggest Wish with a stamp set that has been carried over from the Jan.-June mini catalog; Sweet Ice Cream.  

  I started with a Just Jade card base, then a layer of Polished Pink In Color DSP.  I cut a stitched rectangle and then stamped and heat embossed the 'happy' 3 times.  Next time I should do each one individually as my spacing ended up a little wonky lol!  The Versamark is hard to see on white to line things up.  I added the big 'birthday' in Polished Pink below.  The little pluses are stamped in Pool Party randomly on the card front.

  Next, I cut a stitched circle from the retired 2020-2022 In Color DSP, cut a Pool Party banner and added some enamel dots.  The birthday ice cream cone is made with Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped off Soft Suede.  The top is more Polished Pink.  For the candle I just used the popsicle stick stamp and trimmed the rounded end off and the flame is the little drip.  It's all popped on dimensionals on the circle with a teeny tiny baker's twine bow on the candle.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream, Biggest Wish

Ink: Polished Pink, Pool Party, Just Jade, Daffosil Delight, Soft Suede

Paper: Just Jade, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, 2021-2023 In Color DSP, 2020-2022 In Color DSP (retired), 

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Shapes dies (retired), Tasteful Label dies, black embossing powder, dimensionals, Ice Cream builder punch, enamel dots, baker's twine


  1. Having trouble getting what's in your head onto the page is indeed often a problem! Although this lovely creation looks as though it was meant to be just as it is. You're making me even less able to resist the Biggest Wish stamp set too - you've really featured it well. Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenge.

  2. I don't know what you had in mind, Amanda, but if it was better than this, it must have been phenomenal! This card has such a cute concept - a happy birthday ice cream cone with a candle, no less! I love the cheery colours and the unique way you used all the elements! Thanks for testing our recipe at As You See It Challenges!


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