Hi everyone! This week at Fantabulous Cricut we were asked to make a "cool treat" shaped card. Naturally I turned to Sweet Treats and had several options to choose from but eventually chose this cute ice cream cone. To shake things up a bit, I decided to make a different kind of shaped card and used the swing top idea as my card base. I also challenged myself to use more pattern paper since I tend to cut out straight card stock and embellish it from there. So I riffled through my stash of pattern paper and came upon my little 6x6 stack of SU! paper called Welcome Neighbor that just had to be used. All of the cuts except the hot fudge and base card stock are from the Welcome Neighbor stack. Even though I laid out my cuts on my Gypsy, everything was cut out at 5 1/2. My Gypsy just makes things easier to plan and cut all at once. Have I mentioned that I love my Gypsy lately? ;) So, without more blathering, here is my card:
Totally cute isn't it? I think this could be a very cute card for birthdays or even get well if some one is in the hospital and can only eat ice cream?
Sweet Treats: Cone cut at 5 1/2-still loving my Gypsy!
Paper and Card stock: Stampin' Up
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink
Stickles: Green and Stardust
Other: Crystal Effects, brad, Scor-pal, black pen, Tim Holtz inking tool
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ETA: I have gotten a lot of questions on how I made the chocolate look so real both here on my blog and on the cricut messageboard. I used Judykins Diamond Glaze (which I don't really like. It keeps bubbling on me.) and then a second coat of Stampin' Up's Crystal Effects to try and cover up the bubbles that the Diamond Glaze left. I think one of the reason's why it looks so real is that I got lucky taking the picture. I put my camera on a tripod and hold a second Ott light over the camera and project. I just move my light around until I'm happy with the photo. I hope this helps and thanks everyone for taking the time to visit me!