Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you sweltering in the heat? We are here on the West Coast – whew, its hot! But I think I have found a way to beat the heat, at least in my mind. These frosty popsicles made from the Cool Treats turnabout stamp and matching dies from Concord & 9th are just what I need to trick my mind into thinking I am cool as a cucumber!
This card design starts with a white card base made from Neenah 110lb. white card stock. With that ready for assembly, I set it aside and started on the other pieces to this card.
The bright pink Fuchsia panel was created by using the Cool Treat turnabout and clear embossing powder. Instead of using different colored inks, I chucked a 5 7/8″ square piece of Fuchsia card stock in my Misti, laid the printed positioning acetate over the top (included with the turnabout stamp – YAY!) and positioned the stamp over the top. Using the acetate positioner and making double sure the stamp sits directly (and not 1mm off) over the printed acetate will ensure your turnabout lines up with all the images as it rotates. This step is a MUST!
So, now that the stamp was positioned correctly, the printed acetate was removed and the stamping began (after I prepped the card stock liberally with anti-static powder, of course). I stamped once with Versamark ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I then rotated the paper one turn, repeated the stamping and heat embossing steps. I did this two more times for a total of 4 times. Once the stamping was done, I cut out the panel with a Zig Zag die included in the Concord & 9th Confetti die set (we will use the confetti die later).
Next, I cut another panel using the new Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Rectangles and a piece of Pool card stock and set it aside. One more panel was created from the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables in Neenah white card stock.
Now, onto those cool popsicles… using the Cool Treats die set, I cut three popsicles with their popsicle stick and the ‘Sweet’ sentiment. The popsicles were colored using Copic markers, then assembled with the outside frame of the popsicle popped up with foam tape. For extra shine, I covered them with clear Wink of Stella.
To create the ‘white chocolate’ dipped look, I slathered on Nuvo Snowy White crystal drops, let it dry, then added tiny drops of pink, blue and purple for the sprinkles.
Once the popsicles were dry, I started to assemble the card by adding one panel onto the other, popping up the hot pink panel with a foam backing, then added the popsicles with some glue. The ‘confetti’ was made by cutting assorted colors of colored card stock scraps with the Confetti die (see supply list below), then glued on.
The ‘Sweet’ treat sentiment I cut earlier from Neenah white card stock was trimmed, then swiped across a Black Soot distress ink pad until the background was completely black but the embossed letters remained white.
Some Black Tie twine was wrapped around the top and a bow was tied in front and the sentiment added. ♥