Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by a sugar cone...

Hello Journey friends,

I'm still on cloud nine about winning a Make-Live-Share visit with Richard Garay and am not sure when I'll land back on Earth, but I thought I'd head to my stamping room tonight and play around! It is FRIDAY and that means a FUN night for me!!! I have been thinking about the project I would do for Rose's Journey Coach challenge this week "Inspired By" and on the way home from school today, I had a vision...

I saw a sugar cone and some mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Maybe it was because I was hungry or maybe it was because I was happy it was FRIDAY.  I'm not sure, but all the while I was driving home, I was thinking about how I would recreate it in paper because after all, it'd be too drippy if I used the real thing.  So my mind went wandering and planning...How could I make paper look ice-creamy?
So this evening, I headed to my stamp room and started playing.  I pulled out my Spellbinders Grand Circle Dies and diecut the 5 1/2 inch circle into some Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.  After that, I cut the circle in half and started making some score lines with my score board.  When the score lines were all done, I distressed the scores with Oatmeal Cookie ink then I glued up the little cone.  When that was done, I decided my cone would have to contain some goodies.  I couldn't send an empty container of deliciousness off to someone special!  So I ran downstairs and got my container of malted milk balls. They'd be perfect to place inside!  MMMM after eating a few, I determined I could place 5 of those babies inside the cone and tie it off nicely!

I created four little "swooshy" cuts of Butter Cream cardstock then distressed those with OC ink. After that, I used my Copics (YR00, G40, BG0000) to add some swirly marks and some dots just to give it a little more whimsy.  I glued those "swooshy" parts to the inside edge of the "cone" and punched holes in the tips.  That allowed me to thread some Natural Journey Twine and add a cherry colored button on top!  Before tying it off, I dropped in some of the candy and secured the "swooshy parts" with the twine.
Next was stamping the little card panel that would rest under the cone.  I cut an A2 sized piece of Orange Creamsicle cardstock and stamped it with the Ink Splat image (with Orange Creamsicle ink). Then I selected some fun sentiments from the Little Big Greetings set to stamp along the edge using Black Licorice and Kiwi Slice ink.
Everyone seems to love sprinkles so I took some of my leftover scraps and cut a few sprinkles out.  I tossed a few of them inside the cone and let the extras just hang out on the table.  :)

Now I have a goofy little ice cream treat to mail off to someone special.  Fat Free, Calorie Free (well, maybe not the milk balls) and OH SO YUMMY!  Will it be you???

1 comment:

Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry