Saturday, August 16, 2014

Birthday Sparkles

Hello Friends! I'm popping in today with another card I created with the August 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

When I first saw this ice cream stamp, I knew I wanted to glitter it up. I stamped the images and then colored them with a combination of Spectrum Noir and Prisma colored pencils. I blended the colors out using gamesol and a blending stump. Then, I fussy cut all of the pieces and added glitter. While those were drying, I worked on my focal background. I loved the little dots in the patterned paper, so I decided to replicate them on the focal. I used the single dot stamp from SSS Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set, which was included in last month's card kit. Next, I punched the border, then added a strip of orange behind it. I stamped the greeting, punched it out and matted it onto a circle that I die cut with Circle Nestabilities. I adhered the ice cream and the greeting onto the focal and then added lots of Pretty Pink Posh sequins. And to finish it off, I added the little cherry that I colored and coated with Glossy Accents. And that was it!

**I am also entering this card in a few challenges**
Simon Says Stamp has the SUMMER challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge blog has ANYTHING GOES
Brown Sugar Challenge blog has ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you are staying cool in your neck of the woods. Yesterday we hit 112 degrees here. I was NOT a happy camper!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


stamps, card stock and patterned paper from the August 2014 Simon Says Stamp Kit.
stamp: little dot-Sending Happy Thoughts(Simon Says Stamp)
ink: Audrey Blue, Doll Pink, Orange Peel(Simon Says Stamp)  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Classic Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: 1 inch Scalloped Circle(Martha Stewart Crafts)  Dotted Scallop Border(EK Success)
bling: 4mm Pink Peonies, 4mm Marigold, 4mm Sparkling Clear, 6mm Tangerine sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)
glitter: Lemon Drop, Orange Sorbet, Pink Tourmaline(Martha Stewart Crafts)
colored pencils: Essentials(Spectrum Noir)  Red(Prisma Color)
other: Glossy Accents, Multi-Medium Matte(Ranger)


Heather said...

A gorgeous card Barbara, I love your design and a great use of papers. Your sparkling ice cream cone is 'delicious' and fabulous elements!!

Thanks you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Jeanne said...

Oh so delicious, Barb! What a fun and festive card. Love the glitter on the ice-cream (or should I say sherbet?). I really like how you replicated the dots on the focal piece and then add the sequin. A great, fun card. :)

Sheila H said...

Your sparkly ice cream cone looks so yummy, Barb! The colors and texture add whimsy. This is a colorful and fun card :)

Beebeebabs said...

Hello Barb long time no see - such a beautiful card - love the sparkles - great job as always!!!

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt