Friday, 20 July 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #29 - Your Favourite Sweet Summer Treat

Its time for another fun challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.  This time the theme is "Your favourite sweet summer treat".  This is what I came up with:

When I think summer sweet treat I always think of ice cream .  When I think of ice cream I think of my favourite Oreo or cookies and cream ice cream.  Mmmmm yummy!  For this reason I started with the ice cream cone.  I die cut and embossed the triangle for the cone and the three circles.  After sponging the circles with brown ink, I added brown glitter too look like the chocolate cookies, then added some 'waffle' lines to the cone with a brown marker and some glitter pen The ice cream cone was adhered together.

Once I had my ice cream cone I chose the base cardstock and patterned papers.  At the last second I decided to also add some washi tape.  Once I adhered the main panel together I added the burlap, twill tape, and bakers twine.  I made the little flag out of a die cut triangle stamped with a sentiment and a tooth pick.  To adhere I stuck the end of the tooth pick to the burlap, and a foam square behind the flag.  I decided a little more embellishment was needed so I adhered a threaded button over the bow.  Lastly I added my ice cream cone with foam squares.

For the centre of the card I added a sponged piece of white with the sentiment stamped in the corner, and added glitter pen to the sentiment.  I cut out some of the hexagons from the pattern, sponged the edges and adhered. All set with lots of space for a note.  :)

Why don't you join us in the fun?  This week's prize is a $5 gift certificate from Ginger Snap Scraps.  How fun is that?!

Whether you link here or at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges your project will be entered into the same draw.  And don't forget, if you miss the deadline you can still join in the fun as you have until the end of the year to participate in this or any past challenge from 2012.

This was a fun challenge, but it I must admit that I am starting to get a bit of a craving.  Please excuse me while I go get some ice cream....  ;)

I used the following supplies:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soft Suede.  American Crafts Hello Sunshine 'Glee'.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs.

Ink:  Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Chestnut Roan.  Bic Mark Its Honey Brown.

Adhesive:  Quickie Glue Pen, Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry, Zots, Foam Squares.

Embellishments:  Hampton Art A-la-mode Brown Glitter, My Minds Eye Indie Chic tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Burlap, Stampin' Up!  Twill Tape, We R Memory Keepers bakers twine Lollipop, Sakura glitter pen clear star.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestablities Standard Circles Large, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Pennants, Spellbinders tan mat.

I am entering into the following challenges:
  1. Everybody Art - Summer
  2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - No Rules
  3. Twisted Tuesdays - Glittery Chocolate Lovers


  1. Love your card, your ice cream looks good enough to eat. Love the colours and layout. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the burlap, twill, baker's twine treatment. Very clever. Blessings, Belinda

  3. This is really cute! I love how you made your ice cream cone, very creative! Thanks for playing along with Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

  4. Super cute! I love your sentiment piece! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  5. This certainly makesme smile! Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!


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