Saturday, 1 August 2015

Summer Ice Cream

At last, it's Summer! well, fingers crossed anyway, it's all very 'British' this year with umbrellas doubling up as sun shades .. .. but whatever the weather, an ice cream always goes down well!

I have inked up an old stamp by Elisabeth Bell originally designed for the Sweet Ebony range at Sugar Nellie many years ago, so probably no longer in existence.  I've coloured with my Copic pens, hope you will like it - here it is:

Note: I checked Elisabeth's digi store here, but couldn't see this image. And checked the EB stamps at Whimsy Stamps too, some of my old Sweet Ebony designs are now with them, but sadly not this one.

The base is a thick peachy pink pearl card I had in my stash, left over from making my son and dil's wedding invites back in 2010 - there is quite a bit left too!  The paper is a sheet from Marianne Design Butterfly 6x6 pack, not sure if that is still available either .. .. and I've used small snippets of a coordinating paper from the same pack down each side.  Rather than do my usual faux embossed stitching I decided to have a go again at using my distressing tool on the papers .. .. still not sure I have the hang of it though.  I've die cut a fancy label mat for my image then used various Marianne Design die cut pieces for embellishment, along with ribbon and pearls I've coloured with my Copic R30 pen to give me the soft peachy pink shade.

Here's the Marianne Design die list for this card:
chicken wire with the die in the cut and emboss set DF3404
flowers from COL1323
leaves snipped from LR0138
flower stamens from the mini poinsettia set LR0142
peachy swirly fronds from LR0157
butterflies from LR0261

Incy Wincy challenge is called Summer Lovin', and the Allsorts challenge is for pearls and gems, I have quite a few pearls on my card so hope that will qualify.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my card, and hope that it's ice cream weather where you are today!


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