Monday, May 22, 2017
Life is Better with Ice Cream!
I had a chance to stamp this weekend and create another Mixed Media card using Artistic Outpost stamps- Ice Cream Shoppe, Grunge Elements and Bottle Caps Background along with the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies (all available from Our Daily Bread Designs).
I incorporated the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS264 Color Challenge along with the Simon Says Wednesday “A Bit of Sparkle” Challenge and the Happy Little Stampers May "Watercolour" into the design.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Artistic Outpost blog or the other challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so! Inspiration is posted throughout the week on the AO Blog/ AO Facebook Page and the challenge galleries have fabulous samples as well!
To create this card:
1). Apply Vintage Photo Distress Stain onto a craft mat, spritz with water and lay a piece of white cardstock into the ink. Lift and re-apply the ink, dry with a heat tool and repeat the steps with Pool Party and Watermelon dye based inks.
2). Ink the large splatter stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamp onto the background panel, die cut and emboss the panel with Pierced Rectangles Dies. Mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a pool party card base and sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges to distress the edges.
3). Ink the Bottle Caps Background stamp with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, heat set with a heat tool before coloring the bottle caps with water based markers- watermelon, pool and peach and a water brush. Apply microglaze to the bottle caps and once dry, use the same steps above to fill in the background and add splatter.
4). Die cut and emboss the Bottle Caps Background using the Pierced Rectangles Dies, mount onto a black frame (also die cut and embossed with Pierced Rectangles Dies).
5). Ink the gentleman and ice cream cone images from Ice Cream Shoppe with archival black ink, stamp onto white cardstock, heat set the ink with a heat tool and color with water based markers and water color pencils. Fussy-cut the images, mount onto black cardstock and fussy-cut close to the edge.
6). Mount the fussy-cut images along with the heat embossed sentiment onto the card front using dimensional foam.
7). Use a clear shimmer pen to add a bit of shimmer to the bottle caps and ice cream to finish off the card.
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and visit- hugs and I hope you have a wonderful week!