Wednesday, May 23, 2007

We All Scream for Ice Cream!!!

"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream"!!! I am in a summertime mood (even though it is raining here in Minnesota). I guess that has to do with my inground pool being built. I can't wait for the lazy days of summer eating ice cream by the pool. My kids keep reminding me that they only have 8 more days of school left!!! UGH!!!

I did the inevitable task of separating out my retiring stamp sets from my non-retiring stamp sets. I came across this set called "Sparkling Summer". It is so cream cones, popsicles, beach balls, flip flops, sunglasses, etc....all reminders of summer. Unfortunately, it is also retiring next month. So, I pulled it out and made a cute little 3"x3" card with it.

The base card is Pink Passion. I used my corner rounder punch (sans the punch guard) to make the scalloped border on the Only Orange. I then punched a circle using my 1/8" circle punch in each of the scallops. The scallops are then highlighted with my white Signo gel pen. The image was stamped with Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock. I watercolored the image using my Aquapainters and SU's markers. My watercoloring tip.....use the gray marker to "ground" the image and to give a little shadow on one side of the image. Trust me, it makes a difference!!!! A little yellow grosgrain ribbon to finish it off, and it's done.

My customers ask me all the time about end of year gifts for teachers. Why not make a gift pack with 6 of these adorable cards and matching envelopes? It's handmade by you, and it's gorgeous!!! School is out soon so don't hesitate to call your Stampin' Up! demonstrator today!!!

I am scheduling a "Kiss 'Em Goodbye" stamp camp in June. This is one of the cards we will be making there!!! I hope you like it!!!

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