Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Swing Top Ice Cream Card

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?

Supplies:

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

Thank you for stopping in today. I appreciate every comment I receive! Please visit all of the other Fantabulous Cricut ladies and leave some comment love.

~Angji

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!

16 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

looks good enough to eat just love it

Leigh said...

Cute card! I could just eat that chocolate! It almost looks real!

Leigh

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Angji this is so yummy, I love the way your card slides open.... so fun!! :)

PenLight said...

Wow, that chocoloate looks so real I could swipe my finger through it. The strawberry on top makes my mouth water! This is an awesome card and I love the slider effect!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Such a yummy card. Love the colors.

Melin said...

Hey Anji, another super sweet creation! I love how it opens and that crystal effect on the chocolate just makes it SOOOOO appetizing! Great job :-)

Jamiecrafts said...

I love the hot fudge, looks good enough to eat :)

BrendaB said...

I love your card, especially that shiny "hot fudge" topping!

freetimegone said...

Awesome card. I wanted to reach out and lick the cherry off the top. I just found your blog from Cricut MB. Love everything so I'll be back.

mforquer said...

Angji,
Love all your creations and often see them on the Cricut board and became a follower today. Also, I wanted to pass on two awards that I received for my blog to you. The Trendy Blogger Award and the Sunshine award. Stop by my blog to get the awards for you blog!! :o)
Thanks,
http://melissamade2.blogspot.com/
Melissa

scrappin sista said...

very cute card!!! now i want some ice cream!!!

Sherri said...

That chocolate sauce looks like you could stick your finger right in for a lick......wodnerful!!!!

Barb's Boys said...

Wow, that hot fudge is incredible! Love the patterned paper you chose also.

Sylvia said...

Love the chocolate. How was it made? Great card.

Michelle said...

Ok your gonna have to tell me how you made the chocolate look so real!! LOVE it, I want to lick it! LOl

Kate said...

This is just super!! Thanks for adding the chocolate instructions. That just looks FANTASTIC!

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