Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sweet Celebration

Okay I so totally lifted this idea from CARDS magazine! In the magazine it was a little different and they used a My Favorite Things stamp set. I used the Stampin Up Sweet Scoops stamp set for mine.

I wanted the scoops of ice cream to have more dimension than if I just stamped with one color so I used my markers and colored the outer edges with a darker marker and the inside of the scoop with a lighter color *okie wonders if she should tell her bloggies that she totally cheated there too and used the Stampin Up color wheel...and then decides NNAAHHHH, let them think okie is a genius with color*. I also did the same technique for the cone.

The patterned paper is Basic Grey and I used a variety of cardstock, just taking from my scraps of what would match the paper. The scallop border is a Fiskars punch. I also used a corner rounder on the sentiment strip.

Here you can see the coloring a little better on the scoops of ice cream. It really didn't take that long to color them and I think the effect is really good. I used heat set gems for the little bling at the top of the scoops of the ice cream and used an I-Rock to adhere them.

I know a lot of people are Copic crazy and while I have never tried the Copic markers I think for this situation my good ol' Stampin Up markers worked great!


  1. Nicely done...makes me want ice cream. Thanks for sharing
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  2. Very Nicely Done Okie! I too do not use copic markers! I like using my stampin' up markers or zig pens... I just can't bare to spend that kind of money on markers... :o) Your card looks great and I like the colors.... So do you like the New color wheel that stampin' up has? Or are you using the older version one? Just wondering because I was thinking of getting the new one.... Just wondering what you think of it.... :) Have a great day!

  3. I still have the old color wheel and that is what I used. I think I do want the new one since they changed the colors and eventually I will be getting some of those. I really do love my markers and with the blender pens I can do so much more with them!

  4. Your coloring is perfect on this! It matches the background paper so well. Great job on the colors. *wink*

  5. Cute card, I really like the way the ice cream scoops look.

  6. I have copic an love them but I have been thinking about getting SU. This is the second time today that I read good how good they are. Do you think it is a sign Okie?
    Do you suggest the set or just what I need?
    Your coloring is amazing on these ice-cream cones. I thought you used Copic Markers or that it was a picture.

  7. Linda I have the whole set. I was able to get in a marker club so it made it a little easier for me to get the set. I like how SU's colors coordinate and there sure isn't as many of them as there are the Copics! LOL

  8. What an awesome card!! The coloring is wonderful!! :)

  9. The more I see the things you're making with this stamp set, the more I wish I'd ordered it!

    It's one I'd probably use a lot on my cards.

    The shading on these looks really good and adds a lot of dimension to the ice cream cones.