It’s summer here in the southern hemisphere and there’s nothing better than a yummy ice cream on a hot summers day. The Ice Cream Corner Suite in the January-June Mini is the perfect suite of products to use for summer projects. My first project with this suite is a new style of shaker card that uses our clear envelopes (page 153 AC). To see another style of shaker card check out an earlier post here.
To construct this card first I added a 1/2″ strip of the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper to the bottom of a standard card front (10cm x 14.3cm) and stamped my sentiment in Highland Heather. I then stamped my ice cream cones in Soft Suede then Cinnamon Cider for the ‘hash’ stamp. The ice creams are stamped in Pool Party, Highland Heather and Calypso Coral with Early Espresso for the chocolate sprinkles. The stamp set is called Sweet Ice Cream and has a coordinating punch – Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. You can purchase these as a bundle or part of the suite. The cones and ice cream are punched separately, adhered together then adhered to the card front with mini dimensionals. Then the fun begins.
Slide the card front into the clear envelope and pour some of the Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles in. You don’t need too many otherwise they won’t ‘shake’ around easily. These sprinkles are kind of like a foam and made up of Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Purple Posy and Terracotta Tile. Once you are happy with the number of sprinkles remove the backing tape and seal the envelope. You will need to fold the excess of the long side of the envelope to the back. I taped it down with Tear and Tape. I then ran Tear and Tape on the back around the edge and adhered it to my card base. So simple but really effective.
I also made a portrait version to show the versatility of this style of card.
You could use this style of card with all sorts suites using our DSP or stamped backgrounds. For the ‘shaker’ you could use sequins – check out pages 157 and 158 of the AC for the Woven Threads and Whale of a Time sequins or the Flowers for Every Season Gems. Make sure you add a packet of Clear Envelopes to you next order.
Until next time …