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Friday, January 15, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream, Birthday Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Shaker Card Technique

I wanted to play with the "Art Gallery" set again but I thought I should wait a day. I could make cards for weeks using that set and then the other sets I bought would be ignored.  I always say that I hope it ends up in the next catalog, and some do but even when they do I hardly play with them again because I ordered new stuff.  UGH!!!  I have started putting some of my retired sets in my web store, I need to get them out of here to make room for the new stuff I have. My workroom is full and they must go! Look to the right where it reads "My Secure Web Store".  But check back often because it takes me a while to list an item, it's not a quick process. You take photos, write up a description, then you need to put it in an envelope and weigh it. The dimensionals and weight need to be added in the store, the postage part needs to be attached to the post office, photos for the post and gallery have to be in check, plus other things I tend to forget and then it doesn't post so I have to go through it all again!!!  But I eventually get it in there!!!  Goal met!

Okay, onto today's card. I chose to play with the new "Sweet Ice Cream" set and the fun "Ice Cream Corner" Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I rarely bought the DSP that go with the sets because I have tons of DSP but sometimes I just have to. I still have some DSP left from the last time Stampin' Up! had an ice cream cone set. I don't remember what it was called. I probably still have that one too.  Slowly but surely they will end up in my web store.  

First I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss to it.  Then I took two different designs of DSP and cut them to 4" x 5-1/4". I cut them that size because I didn't want to ruin my sheet of DSP by cutting odd sizes.  Then I trimmed the DSP to 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" before I cut both pieces at the same time along the diagonal.  You could make two cards with this. I will probably make another card with the pieces but not another shaker card. Maybe!

I taped the DSP to the Blackberry Bliss piece.  Now cutting the pieces together made nice clean lines do I didn't need to hide them with ribbon or card stock.  

I took my oval dies and used the 4th largest scalloped one for the bottom layer. I die cut it from a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the words from the "Kangaroo & Company" set using black Memento ink. I needed some smaller wording than what came in the "Sweet Ice Cream" set. I wanted to keep it a birthday theme. The Happy Birthday in the set is beautiful but it's too big for my card.  

Next I die cut a oval using Whisper White card stock and the 4th largest plain oval. I also die cut a clear piece using that same die. Then I die cut the Whisper White oval again using the next smaller oval so I had an oval frame.

I glued the window piece to the frame piece. Than I added foam strips all around enclose the circle. 

The cute confetti type pieces are the new "Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles".  Aren't they cute?  I had tons of other things I could have added but these were just too stinking cute to pass up.  So when I was ready to put the frame on the scalloped oval piece, I put my sprinkles down on the scalloped piece, in the center. you want to make sure the pieces are laying there flat. They are just a little too tall and if they are standing on end, they will be stuck in place. I had to run a toothpick under the foam tape and try to get them to lay down.  Once that was done, I pressed the foam tape firmly to the card stock to make sure it would stick forever!!!  Then I glued the oval piece to the front of the card.

I stamped the cone using Cajun Craze ink because I do not have any Cinnamon Cider ink.  Though I thought I might have a cube of it but if I do, I don't know where it is. Well, I kind of know where it might be but I don't want go to digging!!  Stuff falls over when I do that.  LOL I stamped the lines on the cone using Soft Suede ink.

The ice cream was stamped using Bermuda Bay ink and the dots were also done using Bermuda Bay ink. I added tape to the back of the ice cream and stuck the cone to it. Then I set it on top of the oval for placement. I marked the area lightly with a pencil, though you could mark it with anything as long as you mark further inside so it won't show. I added glue to the oval between my pencil marks and then I set the ice cream cone in place. I slipped a couple of Dimensionals under the ice cream where I thought it could use some support.  And the card was done.

These shaker cards take a bit more time to make than a regular layered card but it was SO worth it. I think it turned out great. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop  by and have a look today,

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