Thursday 14 July 2011

Neapolitan Ice Cream Birthday

I've been trying to write a post about my convention adventures before I post anything else, but as it's still a work in progress, I thought I'd quickly start sharing the projects from my June Cupcakes & More class. This was my first class after our extended renovation fun, so I was really looking forward to getting together with the girls & had a great catch-up.

We made 4 cards - each using the Create a Cupcake stamp set and/or the co-ordinating Build a Cupcake punch in different ways & with similar layout elements assisted by the new scallop square duo die. Today, I'll show you the first card, which was also the class favourite - an ice cream birthday card inspired by the classic neapolitan flavours of choc, vanilla & strawberry.
Here's a close- up of the panel - The ice cream cone is really sparkly IRL as it's sprayed with a shimmer mist made from champagne mist shimmer paint. The cone is backed with dimensionals to really pop it off the card.
I carried the theme to the inside too, with more scoops of ice-cream.
Tips & Techniques
- Punch 3 cupcake tops for the ice cream scoops. Add more scoops to decorate the inside.
- Cut a triangle for the cone & emboss with the square lattice embossing folder. No Big Shot? - score diagonal lines to make a diamond pattern.
- The flower is a fun addition.  For the centre of the inside flower, us a 'sprinkle' from the cupcake punch. Perfect fit!
- Put the whole ice cream together then spray with shimmer paint spray.
- The sweet treats greeting tag made with the jewellery tag punch. To make the tag longer, cut a 9mm wide strip of card, then only feed one end into the punch to punch a tag end.  Stamp the greeting then cut off the excess.
- Basic rhinestones add a fab sparkly touch for a bargain price. You get 213 single rhinestones in a pack (when you count the ones on strings) for only $9.50.

Hope you like this little project as much as the class girls did. If there's anything else you'd like to know, just drop me a line or leave a comment, as I love hearing from you.  I'll be back with more from this class next time.
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps: Curly Cute (happy birthday), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (sweet treats)
Card/Paper: choc chip, very vanilla, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, rose red card, Subtles Patterns DSP - pretty in pink
Accessories: early espresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones, champagne mist shimmer paint,
Tools: Big Shot, polka dots & square lattice embossing folder, scallop square duo die, jewellery tag punch, itty bitty punch pack - 4 petal flower.

1 comment:

H2 :) said...

Love this layout Diane. Fantastic, fun card! :)